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
Internet Explorer, navigate to the page that you want to make your home
the down arrow next to the Home icon on the Internet Explorer 8 toolbar.
- Select Add
or Change Home Page.
either Use this webpage as your only home page, or Add
this webpage to your homepage tabs.
- 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:
Internet Explorer click the arrow to the right of the search box.
The Internet Explorer search box
- Click Manage
the search provider you would like to set as the default, click Set
as default, and then click Close.
For more information, see:
- How to restore your Internet Explorer home
page and search page preferences
- How to restore a hijacked web browser