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    Default Removing Spam Homepage - HELP

    Okay, gang....here is one I can't seem to figure out.

    While viewing some risqué albums on Tumbler, apparently I clicked on a link that I shouldn't have. As a result, I have a web site on my browser I can't get rid of. No matter if I clear all history, cache, data, etc., the browser still defaults to this web site. If I try clicking the back button, it still shows. I've tried changing the home page, but to no avail. How do I remove this problematic issue? It's killing me.

    Thanks in advance, everyone.
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    Default Re: Removing Spam Homepage - HELP

    If you're using the stock browser, just open a second tab, when you do that it should show you the one you just opened and the offending tab, just click the little X to close the offending tab, that should be the end of it. Also, somewhere in your browser settings you can set your homepage.

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    Default Re: Removing Spam Homepage - HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnutsnj View Post
    Also, somewhere in your browser settings you can set your homepage.
    The OP tried this already.

    You can also download AVG antivirus and a scan should help remove it.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
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    Default Re: Removing Spam Homepage - HELP

    Actually, the suggestion about opening a second page, then closing the original worked. Thanks, Imnutsnj.

    AVG didn't work. I'm still concerned that something is on my phone that could be damaging. AVG doesn't show any harmful items on my phone. Should I be concerned?

    Quote Originally Posted by gnr_2 View Post
    The OP tried this already.

    You can also download AVG antivirus and a scan should help remove it.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnr_2 View Post
    The OP tried this already.

    You can also download AVG antivirus and a scan should help remove it.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    This is what happens before the first cup of coffee kicks in..... lol

    The first tip should take care of it as I've had to do that several times, there's always one pesky site that just refuses to go.

    I'm 1000% behind the anti - virus, especially those that let you know that your about to visit a risky site. AVG here also.

    Sent from my HTC DROID DNA
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    Quote Originally Posted by eisenhulk View Post
    Actually, the suggestion about opening a second page, then closing the original worked. Thanks, Imnutsnj.

    AVG didn't work. I'm still concerned that something is on my phone that could be damaging. AVG doesn't show any harmful items on my phone. Should I be concerned?
    NP, I've had to do it enough..... lol

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    Default Re: Removing Spam Homepage - HELP

    Thanks again. Really appreciate the help.


    Quote Originally Posted by Imnutsnj View Post
    NP, I've had to do it enough..... lol

    Sent from my HTC DROID DNA
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    Quote Originally Posted by eisenhulk View Post
    Thanks again. Really appreciate the help.
    And it isn't returning when you open a new tab (ie as the homepage)?

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imnutsnj View Post
    NP, I've had to do it enough..... lol

    Sent from my HTC DROID DNA
    If AVG isn't reporting anything you're fine, AVG does a great job.

    Sent from my HTC DROID DNA
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    Default Re: Removing Spam Homepage - HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by gnr_2 View Post
    And it isn't returning when you open a new tab (ie as the homepage)?

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    It won't return gnr_2, I think when you open a new tab and close the original it resets the starting point of the browser, don't know how or why it does, but fortunately it does.

    Sent from my HTC DROID DNA
  11. Thread Author  Thread Author    #11  

    Default Re: Removing Spam Homepage - HELP

    This is correct. Haven't had an issue since.


    Quote Originally Posted by Imnutsnj View Post
    It won't return gnr_2, I think when you open a new tab and close the original it resets the starting point of the browser, don't know how or why it does, but fortunately it does.

    Sent from my HTC DROID DNA
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    Default Re: Removing Spam Homepage - HELP

    Well, the home page and the open page aren't the same thing. The home page comes up when you start a new tab. Otherwise it just "saves your session" and reopens the last tab you had open. You might be able to change this in settings. I know I could on the BlackBerry but it annoyed me having what I was doing closed each time I closed the browser.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.

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