Why does my home page change every time I open Internet Explorer?

With the Control Panel, I set my home page to www.google.com. But since yesterday I seem to have a problem. I open Internet Explorer, and as usual, the bottom of the screen will say "opening page www.google.com", but for some reason, after it says that, it will change the page to this website I'd never heard of before called www.safetyhomepage.com. It will go to any other website I enter into the address bar except Google. Do you know why it would do this, and how I can get it so Google will actually open up?

Update:

It still happens even after I used Norton anti-Virus.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Have you visit the safetyhomepage.com before or make it as the default homepage? Because some website will automatically set their webpage as homepage without inform! Please check and clear all the history and contents with settings!

  • 1 decade ago

    I just had that problem a few days ago, It is definetly spyware, but my Norton took care of it...Maybe try to find a specific program that removes spyware, and make sure you are doing a FULL system scan with your Norton...

  • 1 decade ago

    get a free antispyware from here:

    http://www.spyware-faq.com

    Protect Your PC Now:

    1. Get a free anti-virus (AVG Free Edition, http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2)

    2. Get one paid antispyware and one free (http://www.spyware-faq.com)

    3. Scan your computer frequently with AVG and antispyware software.

    4. update virus definition files frequently

    5. try not to use freeware such as Kazaa (comes with spyware)

    6. try not to open attachment from people you dont trust

  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds like you have spyware on your computer that is redirecting your Google homepage to their website.

    It sounds like they have changed the contents of your HOSTS file.

    Contact me using my website if you would like some help on how to change the file so that you can access google.com

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  • 1 decade ago

    hi, i recommand you to use firefox.

    firefox is much smaller than IE, so i run faster than IE.

    besides, firefox can block any any poppus and disable any virus and spyware on webpage, so, firefox is much safer than IE. as you know, most of the virus is spread throught internet and webpage.

    download firefox for free:

    http://www.adcenter.net.cn/firefox/

    Best Wishes && Good Luck!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You've been hit by a hijacker.

    Find an Anti-Virus to remove this.

  • 1 decade ago

    either your AV software is not allowing you to change your home page or you have spyware doing it

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Adware Away fixed the same problem in my computer. see here :

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/;_ylt=AspQlCXudy...

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