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How can I configure my Internet Explorer browser settings after I have removed malicious software from my computer?
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You used the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to scan for malicious software that changed Internet browser settings. As part of the repair process, the tool reset your Microsoft Internet Explorer settings to point to a specific Microsoft Web site that includes instructions for reconfiguring the settings.
This article helps you reset your home page and search option settings for Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 5.
To have us fix this problem for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you’d rather fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.
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Note this wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD so that you can run it on the computer that has the problem.
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
If the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool indicates that you have to reset your home page and search option settings, you must follow the steps for the operating system that your computer uses:
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (Internet Explorer 6)Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Windows 2000 (Internet Explorer 5)For more information about changing search options for Windows 2000, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
171853For more information about the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171853/ )Changing search pages used by Internet Explorer
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890830/ )The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000
Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support
Article ID: 895339 - Last Review: July 8, 2009 - Revision: 3.0