Computer tip: Resetting Internet Explorer
December 13, 2013 Leave a comment
Either by malware or some crappy toolbar, something will take over your home page and/or search engine in Internet Explorer. Sometimes you feel that things aren’t quite normal but you don’t suspect malware or anything.
The following procedure will reset Internet explorer by removing certain settings. It will disable just about every add-on and toolbar. So you will need to enable the ones that are required such as Adobe Flash Player [listed as Shockwave Flash Object], maybe Java, etc.
Note: Once the reset begins, you can’t go back!
Note: Try the procedure below. If it doesn’t work, then try what is mentioned in the last paragraph. The reason I say this is that the last paragraph will do a more serious job and may be unnecessary in some cases.
- Click on the Tools menu in Internet Explorer.
- Scroll down to the bottom of that menu and click on Internet Options.
- Select the Advanced tab [last in the window].
- Click in the Reset… button at the bottom of the window.
- Click on Reset. Don’t check the box next to Delete personal settings in the window.
- When done, exit Internet Explorer and then open it up. You will have to change your home page and other settings. When asked, choose the express settings.
If this doesn’t work, follow the same procedure above except at #5, check the box next to Delete personal settings in the window. This does a more complete reset as if you used IE for the first time.