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    Internet options problems


    I am new to Windows 8 and am having problems.

    The first one is that Windows 8 keeps hijacking my Hotmail and sending me to Outlook. I put hotmail as my home page, and it ignores it and goes to Outlook. I type in Hotmail.com, and it goes to outlook. I copy the ULR, and it goes to outlook. The only way I can read my email is to use another browser.

    My second problem is that, even though I've checked on block popups, I'm deluged with popups, including some that are really viruses, such as one telling me that my Explorer 10 is outdated.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dabroons View Post
    The first one is that Windows 8 keeps hijacking my Hotmail and sending me to Outlook.
    Same for me as well using IE10. However, I can still login using my hotmail address and it takes me to an outlook inbox but since I do not actively use hotmail, I'm not sure what that means. Other browsers are OK as you described.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dabroons View Post
    My second problem is that, even though I've checked on block popups, I'm deluged with popups, including some that are really viruses, such as one telling me that my Explorer 10 is outdated.
    If you already know you have a virus, then run a full malware scan to try and isolate and/or remove it.
    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Hi David,

    I don't think this is a hijack issue because mine works the same way. I really think its more like an MS browser redirect that works as designed. However, I am sure that MS is using a script to do a browser check and MS is sending IE10 users to outlook.com and still allowing the other non-MS browsers to land at hotmail.com proper. Cheers!
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    The point of the tutorial is once you lock it, NOTHING will change it but you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    The point of the tutorial is once you lock it, NOTHING will change it but you.
    Do you have IE10. Did you test it by going to hotmail.com? What happens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    The point of the tutorial is once you lock it, NOTHING will change it but you.
    Do you have IE10. Did you test it by going to hotmail.com? What happens?
    I have IE 10.
    Will test it now & get back.
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    Yep. Browser Redirect.
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    Hotmail.com is being redirected as the OP described. See redirect test results:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Hotmail.com is being redirected as the OP described. See redirect test results:

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    Yep.
    I tested it.
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