How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

Why do you need resetting your Internet Explorer settings?

Internet Explorer is a Windows browser that is installed by default in every version of Windows. It is the 3-rd most popular browser but still, it is the primary target for adware and hijackers developers. Additional functionality can be added to Internet Explorer by adding special Browser Helper Object (BHO) and many cybercriminals use this to install the malicious add-on to generate ads or control search and homepage settings. In these cases, you need to uninstall all suspicious programs from the Control Panel, use quality antimalware and reset your browser settings. Here is a simple guide on how to reset Internet Explorer settings manually.

Remove viruses, hijackers, adware, unwanted apps from your PC

Before we get to resetting browser settings, make sure you scan your device fro diverse viruses and other potentially unwanted apps. Always remember that there might be something sitting deeply in your computer that arises any problem related to Intenet Explorer. Otherwise, resetting settings will not help you anyway. You can use a trusted malware removal software called SpyHunter 5, which is known to be very effective in detecting and suppressing unwanted stuff on your device. Offering a range of tools, it provides immediate malware removal, including system guard protection and other options you can capitalize on. You can download SpyHunter by clicking on the green button below.

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Reset IE settings manually

  1. To reset Internet Explorer settings, open the browser and click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner of the window. This will open drop-down menu. In this drop-down menu choose Internet options.

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  2. In opened windows click Advanced tab.

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  3. While in Advanced tab find Reset… button on the bottom. Click on it.

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  4. In opened window put a tick near check box Delete personal settings and click Reset.

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    1. Summary

      This is how you can reset your Intenet Explorer settings manually. Generally, all of these steps are similarly executed in any browser you will use. Every browser tries to provide the same algorithm of steps so that you do not get baffled when migrating from one browser to another. As you know, people leaped even further and created so-called utilities that can do all of the cleaning processes automatically. This is why I highly-recommend you installing CleanMyPC utility on your computer that offers multiple options to keep your PC safe and clear. MacPaw is a leading company in the IT industry that offers both CleanMyPC for Windows and CleanMyMacX for Macintosh users. Below, you can find some previews and download button.

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