Windows Home Premium, 64 bit, i5 Intel.
My Homepage is normally Virginmedia, but I have recently installed Bear music website. I decided that I did not want this anymore, and tried to uninstall it using Ccleaner. However, it's a persistent annoyance now, since it has taken over my Homepage, and although I CAN access Virgin by moving across the address bar, and although I have tried to make my Virginmedia the Homepage on start up, the Bear still becomes my unwanted homepage!
I have checked Add/Remove, but not is not there, 'searched' for related words, re-started PC, but it still pops up!
If I try another uninstaller, such as REVO ( if it's 64 bit capable), do you think that would do the trick?
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks. I have tried the suggestions by Snrub, and they don't work. Shows nothing in search, but is always present when attempting to make Virgin my Homepage, even when I delete the Bearshare website in General. Yes, I do use 'Apply'.
It comes back like a bad penny whenever I start the PC!
I remember once, a forum member suggested re-installing an obstinate programme, then uninstalling it. I might try that!
I wonder if you've picked up a nasty with bearshare (which is a music site and has a poor WOT rating). Suggest you run malwarebytes free and your anti-virus. Programs do not normally hijack your home page. CCleaner may well help get rid of it.
I have re-installed Bearshare, then followed the instructions on how to uninstall BearShare. There were additional items to remove called MediaBar, and these were two identical icons of these in the Add/Remove programme.
I removed these, then used Ccleaner to 'tidy up'.
I re-started the PC, started IE, manually inserted my VirginMedia website, Tools/Internet Options, 'use Current', apply , OK.
I then re-started the PC ....... it worked!
Thanks to you all for your help and advice,
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