Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

If the Internet Explorer browser settings are changed, for instance, a strange or unwanted search engine has taken over Internet Explorer. Even more annoying, Internet Explorer displays many intrusive browser redirects or new tab pop-ups? The easiest and fastest way to get rid of these unwanted changes is by resetting Internet Explorer to its default settings.

Reset Internet Explorer will not solve all ad-related problems. Most often adware is installed on the PC and is abusing the Internet Explorer to display ads. In order to get rid of adware, we advise scanning with Malwarebytes.

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings 1 Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

Follow the step by step instructions

  • Note If you are running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, start Internet Explorer from the desktop. Changing your settings will affect both Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer that you start from the desktop.
    • Start Internet Explorer
    • On the Tools menu, tap or click Internet options. If you don’t see the Tools menu, press Alt.
    • In the Internet Options window, tap or click the Advanced tab
    • Tap or click Reset. If you’re using Windows Internet Explorer 6, click Restore Default
    • In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, tap or click Reset.
      Note Select the Delete personal settings check box if you also want to remove browsing history, search providers, Accelerators, home pages, Tracking Protection, and ActiveX Filtering data.
    • When Internet Explorer finishes applying the default settings, tap or click Close, and then tap or click OK.
    • Exit Internet Explorer and restart Internet Explorer to review the changes.

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