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areisner
02-08-2013, 05:41 AM
Tried to download some "free" software to generate ringtones. It must have forced some setting change that I can't figure out. It forced a change to my home page, which I did correct; however, anytime I click a tile on the windows 8 screen for an IE site, it forces me into desktop mode and just keep multiple IE sites open. When I go back to the win 8 tile screen, I can not open and pin a new IE site to that screen. I keep getting re-directed back to the Desktop view. Any suggestions please?

threeone
02-15-2013, 11:50 PM
Hi areisner,

I suggest reinstalling IE. Why not change to another browser? I always use firefox and google chrome.

bassfisher6522
02-16-2013, 04:06 AM
Sounds like to me you got infected with malware while dl your ringtone content. It happens all the time with these 3rd party apps from less than reputable websites. I would run your AV and any malware software you have doing full system scans.

areisner
02-16-2013, 04:21 AM
Thanks for the replies. Found the problem. The dl of the ringtone app did not infect with malware. It did however force a change to my homepage setup, not uncommon, but it also forced a change in the IE settings, Programs Tab. It forced a change FROM: Let Windows Decide how to open windows TO: Open IE Tiles On Desktop. It took a while to find the issue. Thanks again.

bassfisher6522
02-16-2013, 06:23 AM
Glad you got it sorted.

TechnoMage
04-22-2013, 06:10 AM
Thanks for the replies. Found the problem. The dl of the ringtone app did not infect with malware. It did however force a change to my homepage setup, not uncommon, but it also forced a change in the IE settings, Programs Tab. It forced a change FROM: Let Windows Decide how to open windows TO: Open IE Tiles On Desktop. It took a while to find the issue. Thanks again.

That IS malware!!! It's called "HI-Jacking the home page". It's not nice and it's not legal.

But then, I don't, and won't, use I.E. It's been a mess since day one, oh so many years ago now.
For years, I and millions of other users relied on Netscape for our browser. But that was then and this is NOW and we have the newer generation of Netscape, called Mozilla Firefox.

Firefox has security features that can prevent hijacking.
Another thing that malware can do is install "BHO's" into your browsers. You won't see them!
I only know of one program that will allow me to see and remove those BHO's. That is, "Spybot Search & Destroy" , but only when set up to operate in Advanced Mode.

I'm constantly taking BAD BHO's off of my customer's PC's. It's truly a Jungle out there!

TM :cool: