How to clean Internet Explorer

There are two main ways to clean Internet Explorer: by hand and using antimalware scanners. The manual method contains different steps according to the type of infection that causes problems. If Internet Explorer was infected by hijacker, you need to check homepage, new tab page, shortcut and search engine. If there are advertisement links in browser or ‘Ads by' or 'Powered by' pop-ups and banners, it means that malware or adware corrupts browser. Then it is necessary to delete the software that cause advertising. The alternative method is to use malware removal tool. These special instruments were developed to remove harmful programs. Antimalware scanners delete adware fully and easily. If you like this manner, try to use AdwCleaner, Malwarebytes or Spyhunter, because they are trusted antispyware and antimalware scanners.

 

Manual removal instruction

Check Internet Explorer shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

How to find properties of Internet Explorer shortcut

 

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

How to find field Target in Internet Explorer shortcut

 

...or...

Delete old shortcut and create new

Remove suspicious Extensions from Internet Explorer

1. Start Internet Explorer

2. Tools (Alt+X)

3. Manage add-ons

How to launch add-on manager in Internet Explorer

 

5. Toolbars and Extensions tab

6. Select suspicious and unknown extensions and press Disable

How to disable Extension in Internet Explorer

Change homepage and new tab page

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Tools (Alt+X)

3. Internet Options

How to Internet Options in Internet Explorer

 

4. General  tab - Home page field

How to set homepage in Internet Explorer

 

5. Put “about:blank”

6. Press Tabs button

7. In the field When a new tab is opened, open select "A blank page"

How to find Tabs button in Internet Explorer

Reset browser settings (attention, you will lose all browser data)

1. Start Internet Explorer

2. Tools (Alt+X)

3. Internet Options

4. Advanced tab

5. Press Reset... button

How to find advanced tab in Internet Explorer

 

6. Reset settings

How to Reset settings in Internet Explorer

 

 

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