Spyware and adware often change your browser Start and Search pages to point to unwanted websites. Even if you've removed the infestation responsible, you may still need to reset the web settings. Here's how to do this in Internet Explorer.
Time Required: 1 minute
- Do not open Internet Explorer. Make sure all browser Windows and other applications (including email) are closed.
- Right-click the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop
- Choose 'Properties'
- Click the 'Programs' tab
- Click the 'Reset Web Settings' button
- Click 'Apply'
- Click 'OK'
- If after following the steps above, your Start and Search pages are still being redirected, see Removing Adware & Spyware.