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Thread: Fix Unwanted Changes to Settings in IE8 very easily

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    Exclamation Fix Unwanted Changes to Settings in IE8 very easily

    If the home page or other settings have changed, you can reset all browser settings except for Favorites, Feed, Internet Connection Settings, Group Policy Settings, and Content Advisor Settings by following these steps:

    • Close all windows except for one Internet Explorer window.
    • Click Tools and then click Internet Options.
    • In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
    • Click Reset.
    • In the warning box that appears, click Reset.
    • Click Close and then click OK twice. Restart Internet Explorer.






    To prevent unwanted changes in the future, ensure that you have all Microsoft Security Updates installed and are using anti-malware software, such as Microsoft Forefront or Windows Defender.

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    Good info. I would like to add that this also disables most add-ons.

    Internet security suites ect, use add-ons to protect your browsing, so after doing a reset you can go to Tools, Manage Add-ons to view and re-enable the add-ons you wish to use.

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    Very good tip nitin

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    This is a very useful feature in IE. A little more here on the RIES feature!

    Should you wish to only disable ALL the Internet Explorer 7 (or 8) Add-ons instantly, you may do so simply as follows:
    Click Windows logo key + R to open Run.
    Copy Paste: iexplore.exe –extoff
    Hit Enter.

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    a lot of good information here thanks to all.

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    Should you wish to only disable ALL the Internet Explorer 7 (or 8) Add-ons instantly, you may do so simply as follows:
    Click Windows logo key + R to open Run.
    Copy Paste: iexplore.exe –extoff
    Hit Enter.
    That's really a handy tip. Thanks.

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