Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: question regarding Spybot > Tools > Browser Pages

Threaded View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015

    Default question regarding Spybot > Tools > Browser Pages


    I have a couple of questions regarding the Tools section in Spybot version

    When I click the Browser Pages tab, a list of browser pages is generated. (See attached screenshot.)

    What I would like to know is . . .

    1.) This is a relatively new computer, only a few weeks old. None of these pages were added by me, so is it normal for all of these extra browser pages to be listed? Or instead, could they have possibly been added by some sort of adware or malware?

    2.) Internet Properties shows only one entry listed as my home page. The URL is (See attached screenshot.) This URL is listed along with the others in the Spybot list. However, if I actually open Internet Explorer, the URL of the home page that automatically displays is This URL is not the same as the one listed in Internet Properties nor is it listed by Spybot along with the other ones.

    What's going on with this? Why does the URL of the Internet Explorer home page not match the one listed in Internet Properties? And why is it not listed by Spybot along with the other ones? Any idea?

    3.) How are these other browser pages opened? I have no idea where any of these other pages even are. They must be registered somewhere in Internet explorer, though (otherwise, Spybot would not have reported them), so there should be an easy way to open them through Internet Explorer, but I don't see them listed anywhere. Yes, I realize that I could simply paste the URLs from the report into my browser and get to them that way, but that isn't the point. The point is, if the URLs were pre-loaded into the browser, then there should be an easy way to get to them; otherwise, it would defeat the whole purpose of pre-loading them in the first place.

    I never would have even know about them were it not Spybot, so what possible purpose is there in having pages pre-loaded into the browser that the user is unaware of and unable to visit? That's what I'm trying to figure out. Any idea?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts