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  1.    07 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2017
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    How to change my home page back.


    Hi All, I have been using Windows 10 for a few weeks now and have chosen Google as my home page. This morning I got a message from Norton (my security software) telling me to upgrade for free to Norton Safe. I did this and now it has made Norton Safe my home page. Try as I might I cannot revert back to using Google as my home page! I've followed all the instructions carefully and having made the change I've then rebooted but STILL the Norton Safe comes back as my home page! Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone know how I can revert back to Google home page.
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  2.    07 Aug 2017 #2
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    What Browser are you using? Or do you mean Windows 10 Background?
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  3.    07 Aug 2017 #3
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    Kent. England
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    I'm using Firefox.
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  4.    07 Aug 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers View Post
    I'm using Firefox.
    Just go into options in firefox and change it back to Google. Delete Norton's URL If this is what you have tried I would go back to your previous version of Norton. There may be an option in Norton to not have it as your home page..
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  5.    07 Aug 2017 #5
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    No, it just doesn't allow me to change it back. I've done precisely as you have kindly suggested but without success. Are you able to suggest how I change back to the previous version of Norton? Kind regards.
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  6.    07 Aug 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers View Post
    No, it just doesn't allow me to change it back. I've done precisely as you have kindly suggested but without success. Are you able to suggest how I change back to the previous version of Norton? Kind regards.
    Do you still have the Norton.EXE file from your prior version or an image of Windows 10 that you can use to restore from prior to this upgrade?
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  7.    07 Aug 2017 #7
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    What is Norton Safe Web?

    Everyone knows that the Internet is huge, there are many online threats like viruses , phishing , and spyware there's a lot of unsavory Web sites out there—Web sites that will try to deceive you, steal your credit card numbers or passwords, or even crash your computer. By the time you visit a Web site it's usually too late The damage has been done, you've been had. So, how can you find out if a Web site is a safety risk before you visit it?
    The answer is right here!
    Norton Safe Web is a new reputation service from Symantec . Our servers analyze Web sites to see how they will affect you and your computer. Then, using the Norton Toolbar installed on your PC, we let you know how safe a particular Web site might be before you view it. If you need to find out more about how a Web site might behave, we provide more detailed information right here on Norton Safe Web .

    How to get involved?

    Create an account

    Signing up for an account is easy—you just need to pick a user name and a password, and enter your email address. We won't be sharing your email address with anyone, and we send very few emails. Sign up for Norton Safe Web Account to get started! If you are already a Norton user and have a valid Norton Account, it will work here too, so you don't have to create another account!
    Write a review of a Web site

    Share your stories and experiences—good or bad—about any Web site that you feel strongly about! Help others avoid the same pitfalls that you've gone through on some sites. Plus, let us know which sites are extraordinary and exceptional.



    If the above is what you have just log out of it.
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  8.    07 Aug 2017 #8
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    Arnold, MD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers View Post
    No, it just doesn't allow me to change it back. I've done precisely as you have kindly suggested but without success. Are you able to suggest how I change back to the previous version of Norton? Kind regards.
    Just to be sure, on this screen in FF, click Restore to Default.

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    Then type: "www.google.com" (without quotes) and exit options.

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  9.    07 Aug 2017 #9
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    He has already tried that TC. In Firefox Extensions or Plugings there has to be something from Norton. Just look at your extensions/Plugins and disable anything that is Norton.
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  10.    07 Aug 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales View Post
    He has already tried that TC. In Firefox Extensions or Plugings there has to be something from Norton. Just look at your extensions/Plugins and disable anything that is Norton.
    I put the pics there because he said it would not let him change it. If you don't do the Reset to Default first, you can't type in that box. That was the reason for the post.
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