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The homepage keeps changing

When your homepage keeps changing without your permission, even after you’ve set it back several times, this is a sure sign that an extension or a rogue piece of malware is ignoring your wishes and directing you somewhere else—possibly to a site that’s built to earn affiliate clicks, or to further infect your computer.

Using the steps we outlined in tip 1 and tip 6, shut down any browser add-ons you aren’t sure about, and get a thorough security scan of your computer up and running (with the help of on-demand scanners like Windows Safety Scanner and ClamWin Portable if you deem it necessary).

If that’s not enough to make your choice of homepage stick, then a browser uninstall and reinstall (or reset in the case of Firefox) might be enough to clear out whatever’s getting in the way of the browser settings.

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