Hey! Did MSN hijack my browser?

Did your home page or search page suddenly change to MSN or
another Microsoft website?

If you use Microsoft Security
Essentials
, Windows Defender, the Microsoft
Malicious Software Removal Tool
, or other anti-malware software from
Microsoft, these tools might have detected browser hijacking software on your
computer and changed your home page or search page in order to protect you.

If this is the case or if you want to change your homepage
for any other reason, follow these steps.

To restore your Internet Explorer home page in Internet
Explorer 7 and 8

  1. In
    Internet Explorer, navigate to the page that you want to make your home
    page.
  2. Click
    the down arrow next to the Home icon on the Internet Explorer 8 toolbar.
  3. Select Add
    or Change Home Page
    .
  4. Select
    either 
    Use this webpage as your only home page, or Add
    this webpage to your homepage tabs
    .
  5. Click Yes to
    save your changes.

Watch this video to see how to change your home page (1:08)


To restore your
Internet Explorer search provider:

  1. In
    Internet Explorer click the arrow to the right of the search box.

 

The Internet Explorer search box

  1. Click Manage
    Search Providers
    .
  2. Click
    the search provider you would like to set as the default, click 
    Set
    as default
    , and then click Close.


For more information, see:

 

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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6 comments
  1. Anonymous

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  2. Anonymous

    why cant i close out internet explorer i can open it but i cant close it out why please help me silverfox3183@yahoo.com

  3. Anonymous

    THANK YOU MICROSOFT FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR USERS.I FEEL BETTER KNOWING THAT SOMEONE IS WATCHING OUT FOR ME.—MAY GOD BLESS YOU GUYS FOR PROTECTING THE PEOPLE.—SINCERELY—HELENA

  4. Anonymous

    THANK YOU MICROSOFT FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR USERS.I FEEL BETTER KNOWING THAT SOMEONE IS WATCHING OUT FOR ME.—MAY GOD BLESS YOU GUYS FOR PROTECTING THE PEOPLE.—SINCERELY—HELENA

  5. Anonymous

    THANK YOU MICROSOFT FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR USERS.I FEEL BETTER KNOWING THAT SOMEONE IS WATCHING OUT FOR ME.—MAY GOD BLESS YOU GUYS FOR PROTECTING THE PEOPLE.—SINCERELY—HELENA

  6. Anonymous

    I've been using the Mozilla Browser and someone else has acess to my hotmail account!  I can't sign in to neither account.

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