Please explain a registry change detected by Ad Watch

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Hi, Got a query which I'm hoping someone may be able to explain.

Switched on my pc this morning. Adaware Ad Watch fired up as usual but this time it advised that a registry entry had been altered. So looked up the details which are:

08/05/2006 08:51:24> Registry modification detected
08/05/2006 08:51:24>
08/05/2006 08:51:24> Root:HKEY_CURRENT_USER
08/05/2006 08:51:24> Key:Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
08/05/2006 08:51:24> Value:First Home Page
08/05/2006 08:51:24> Data:
08/05/2006 08:51:24> New Data:http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?Prd=ie&Pver=5.0&Ar=ie5update&O1=b1
08/05/2006 08:51:24>

Does anyone know what's happened here and is able to explain it in terms easily understood? I'd be most grateful to anyone who can.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Yes, I do. However, I checked my update history shortly afterwards (and again this evening) and this particular incident isn't logged - hence my suspicion.

EDIT Incidentally, my default "home" page remains as OcUK. /EDIT

EDIT (again) Sorry but had a call and have got to go out. Will return about 10pm /EDIT
 
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i have found that every 50 times or so of loading internet explorer, it automatically changes your homepage to the windows update site. If you close this window and then reopen a new one, it will be back to your original homepage
i guess its juts a way of reminding peopole to use windows update
 
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Yep, Internet Explorer does that from time to time, it's just setting your computer to go to Windows Update next time you open a browser window. Doesn't cause any problems and your "normal" homepage is returned afterwards.
 
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