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    IE question

    i don't really know whether this is the right forum to post this, but here goes. i visited this site (for cracks) that changed my home pag to a porn site. any idea how that was done? i know it must have been javascipt or vbs and i've tried to duplicate the code but with no success. any ideas? also, can anyone tell me how to enable the dns server on winxp pro (as in does it exist and where).
    thanx,
    cgk
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    This is one way to set homepage in IE on startup of a page. There will however be opened a pop-up box asking if you'd like to set the homepage. (This piece of code was cut from MSDN, but with a few changes).

    <HTML XMLNS:IE>
    <HEAD>
    <STYLE>
    @media all {
    IE\:HOMEPAGE {behavior:url(#default#homepage)}
    }
    </STYLE> <SCRIPT>
    function fnSet(){
    oHomePage.setHomePage("http://www.antionline.com");
    window.location="http://www.antionline.com";
    }
    </SCRIPT>
    </HEAD>
    <BODY onload="fnSet()">
    <IE:HOMEPAGE ID="oHomePage" />
    </BODY>
    </HTML>

    Another way is to make the user download an application, which will change the registry when run.
    The registry key for the homepage is HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Startpage

    This might be what you're looking for. I've never never seen a page changing your homepage without prompting.
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    proactive
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    Thumbs up

    thanx. but i've already tried those two. what about hta? could that have anything to do with it? the reason i'm so anxious to know is that i had to face hell at home from mom . also, unfortunately, i couldn't try and pinpoint the site coz i'd already removed my history.
    thanx,
    cgk
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    The IE start page thing...how it is done...

    A lot of the software reverse-engineering (crack) and warez sites do this... I have done some looking... and a lot of times it is a simple script (Vb, cgi, and others...). Don't panic about it... that's one of the really bad things about visiting those sites... they always leave you something to remember them by...
    Welcome to Hell , where we have served more than all of the fast food chains put together! And the number grows everyday! Stay tuned!
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    the question is...

    how do they do it???? i doubt whether it could be a trojan coz tpf would tell me about that. but if its javascript(jscript?) or vbs, then the browser should ask me for conformation right? i 've done some poking around but not found a thing. if anyone knows or finds out, just let me know, ok?
    thanx,
    cgk.
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    I would agree with Psycho on the reverse engineering and warez sites. Most of them do this. Also, some worms via e-mail...aka ILOVEYOU do change the homepage upon launch.

    When in doubt, verify the home page before your parents get on the machine.
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