This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.
First, upgrade to Internet Explorer 6. Most sites that try to hijack your search engine will now trigger a 'do you want to do this' warning message that helps you prevent search engine hijacking and home page hijackings (and 'hidden' background install of spyware).
Go to IE tools, internet options, programs and use the
option to reset the IE defaults. Reboot.
If that doesn't work, shut down IE and search for a *hidden* file called HOSTS (hosts.sam and lmhosts are sample files but are occasionally used in error). HOSTS is effectively a redirection file. Rename HOSTS to HOSTS.OLD -or- open using Notepad and remove any reference to the problem site/s (place a # at the beginning of the line or delete the line in its entirety).
Go to IE Tools, Internet Options, Accessibility. Make sure there is no style sheet chosen (under User Style Sheet - format documents using my style sheet). If the option is turned on, turn it OFF.
You may also need to delete the following registry keys:
Follow the advice at this
link to see if you can track down what is changing your
search engine options.
Once you are sure that your system is clean, try resetting IE's defaults again.
Make sure you have not been hijacked by a virus or trojan. Run a full virus scan using an up-to-date antivirus programme, and if it is your problem PLEASE update your version of Internet Explorer:
Adult content web site is unexpectedly displayed in browser window when you click on search
If, despite your best efforts, you have no luck AND you
have MADE SURE that you have not been infected by a hijacker
or virus, you can click on a link to download a zip file
containing a txt file. Have a look at the text file to
reassure yourself as to the contents, then change the
extension of the file to reg. After you have made that
change, double click to merge the file with your registry
(or single click if you have that enabled on your system) -
make sure you also follow the troubleshooting advice above,
or you will have to repeat your repairs.
Make sure you know how to backup and restore your registry first.
IE6 defaults (Windows 2000 and up)
IE6 defaults (for all operating systems)