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.

Download 1-click Browser Reset Tool from Avast – Avast Browser Cleanup

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avast! Browser Cleanup utility is small tool from Avast, that is able to reset browser settings (search, homepage, new tab default page) in 3 main browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer. Run it with administrator privileges and click on the icon of the browser you need to reset. Click Reset Settings and choose preferred options.

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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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Note: Resetting your browsers settings is useless unless you remove all active infections on your PC. To remove search hijackers and browser adware use SpyHunter 5 antimalware. Download it here:

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