I do not want to go to dell.msn.com when I type www.msn.com. I do not want additional content (ads) from Dell. My keyboard says Dell, my mouse says Dell, my monitor says Dell. I do not need my webpages being hijacked to say Dell on them as well!
This redirection is *not* in the hosts file. It seems to be some sort of cookie (disabling cookies works), but deleting all cookies doesn't make it go away. I have spent literally hours in two technical support chat sessions where the agents try everything they can think of to remove this adware - and have so far failed.
Please, if *anyone* knows how to disable this obnoxious behaviour, let me know.
I know I am exerting too much energy on this, but at this point it has become a matter of principle!
I am having this same problem with a couple of our newer Dell workstation. Can't turn it off! Dell should give a method to do this. Well, they shouldn't do this in the first place.
Thanks. This did not fix it premanently. The next time you restart IE, http://dell.msn.com returns.
What does work, is to IE > Tools > Internet Options :: Advanced (tab) and Reset all, check any options to Delete Personal settings.
Should not have to do this and reconfigure all our custom settings.
This is a shameful practice on Dell's part and the community should not stand for it.
I tried every trick I know. What did work was IE > Tools > Internet Options :: Advanced (tab) Reset to factory defaults. click on the the option to delete/reset all personal settings. Harsh, but solved the problem.
I use Firefox and Opera. You couldn't get me to touch Internet Explorer with a 10 foot pole unless forced to such as accessing my employer's website which only works with IE.
You may not want to use i but some of us do. If you have a suggestion on how to fix the problem, great. If not keep using FF and dont waste your time posting. it was not helpful.
Here is a quick update but still no resolution;
After booting into safe mode, I confirmed that msn.com was my default home page and opened correctly. I then went into msconfig and looked in startup but there was nothing in there to worry about. I then went into regedit. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects and renamed by putting a dash in front of the names all of the keys and then rebooted.
Then I logged in normally and confirmed that my home page address was msn.com in internet options. I then launched the browser and still, dell.msn.com.
The only thing I can think of is that it's a script of some kind. Any other suggestions