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    Help!! Please can you advise??? I have a laptop here, 'Samsung S3511'. I'm running Windows 7. Every time I try to change my homepage to MSN UK in the control panel/Internet options, and then open the internet, the homepage keeps on reverting back to Google. I don't want Google!! I go to control panel & internet options, change my homepage to MSN UK AGAIN, and AGAIN () it reverts back to Google?!?!? Please can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thank you

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    Have you scanned for malware? Do you have the Google Toolbar installed and if so, is it setting the home page?

    When you set the homepage and exit out of Internet Options, make sure you hit Apply, then exit. Then go right back in to Internet Options and see what it says.
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    Hi Digerati, thank you for responding. Between my post, and your response, I've since discovered the problem to be a conflicting programme which I've since removed & thus solved the issue. Thanks again.

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    Great! Glad you got it sorted out. Do note that home page problems are often related to malware, so make sure your system is clean.
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    Digerati is correct. Which program was causing the issue. We might want to run AdwCleaner to remove any leftovers from the registry.
    If you think you might be infected with malware or have recently cleansed your computer of malware without the help of an expert, please read and follow the instructions in How to Start Removing Viruses and Spyware from your Computer. This can alleviate time consumed in trouble shooting your current computer problems.

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    Hi DonnaB, thank you. Yeah...the programme causing the problem was.....'Advanced System Care 7' , an internet based PC care package. When I reinstalled it, it seemed to install ASC.8 rather than ASC.7, and it was ASC.8 that seemed to conflict. I rectified the situation (reinstalled ASC.7) and this appears to have cured the problem. Hope this helps?

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    Hi Bcoharzis,

    Advanced System Care by IoBit is not a program that I would recommend to anyone. We advise not to use this or any registry cleaner as there have been reports of them clearing out needed registry entries and messing up PCs. In addition, what they do clean up is so small that little or no advantages are noticed.

    Modifying registry keys incorrectly can cause Windows instability, or make Windows unbootable. No registry cleaner is completely safe and the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

    Registry cleaners cannot distinguish between good and bad. If you run a registry cleaner, it will delete all those keys which are obsolete and sitting idle; but in reality, those keys may well be needed by some programs or windows at a later time.

    Windows is a closed source system. Developers of registry cleaners do not have the core code of Windows 7 and Windows 8 and are not working on definitive information, but rather they are going on past knowledge and experience. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.

    Here's a good read concerning why you shouldn't use registry cleaners.

    Why I don't use registry cleaners

    Personally, I would uninstall it. Just my opinion.....
    If you think you might be infected with malware or have recently cleansed your computer of malware without the help of an expert, please read and follow the instructions in How to Start Removing Viruses and Spyware from your Computer. This can alleviate time consumed in trouble shooting your current computer problems.

    If your problem is solved, here's how to say thanks!

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