Here is another way. If the bastard searchv page pops up again…
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Browser Start Page Hijacked by Searchv.com
Question: My default homepage for IE is Earthlink. A few days ago it somehow changed to someplace called SearchV.
Seemed like an easy fix to go to Internet Options on the General Tab and fix it. Well, what happens is that anytime I do a reboot or a fresh start up it still somehow defaults back to SearchV.
Any thoughts-help-advise-comments-etc. would be most appreciated. - D. McF.
Answer: Searchv is a well known browser “hijacker.” It’s likely that your Registry has been changed. Caution: always be careful when editing the registry. Here’s how to check:
Click Start | Run and type regedit to open the Registry Editor.
Navigate to this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
In the right pane, look for an entry called Start Page. Double click it.
In the Value Data box, if the URL is http://www.searchv.com/, that’s your culprit. Change it to your desired start page.
Click OK and close the Registry Editor.
This would be a ugly thing to do someone else computer remotely