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Reset Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge Browsers to Default Settings

Many a times we need to Reset Internet Browsers on our computer like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge Browser. It does not matter whether you are using any OS Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. Procedure to reset the browser is almost same. See below guide to reset each popular browser to its default factory settings.

Why we need to Reset Internet Browser:

Many times we face some strange issues with our browser like changing of home page, redirection issue, Unwanted ads issue etc. This can happen due to some adware or malware who have changed our browser settings. Resetting the browser to default can help to resolve many browser issues instantly. Malware and Adware are primarily targeting the Internet Browsers of the computer. See the below guide to reset each browser.

How to Reset Google Chrome Browser
How to Reset Mozilla Firefox Browser
How to Reset Internet Explorer Browser
How to Reset Microsoft Edge Browser

How to Reset Google Chrome Browser

Follow the steps below to reset the Google Chrome to default factory settings.

  1. Click on the top right corner menu icon to open Chrome Menu.
  2. Click on the settings in the Menu.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and click on the Show Advanced Settings option.
  4. At the end of this section you will see a Reset Browser Setting Button.
  5. Click on this Button and a box will appear with a Reset Button with some warning message.
  6. Click on this Reset button and it will Reset the Chrome browser to its default state.

Another method to go directly to the reset option is type chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings in the chrome address bar to bring the Reset option to you and then follow the steps above.

Chrome Browser Reset Option

 

Chrome Browser Reset Confirmation

How to Reset Mozilla Firefox Browser

You can also reset the Firefox to its default state if you are experiencing some issues with the browser to do so follow the below steps.

  1. Click the Firefox Menu Option. Location of the menu can  depend version to version. In some older version it is on top left corner where Firefox is written and in Newer version it is on the top right corner menu icon as displayed in the below images
  2. Go to help icon and then click on Troubleshooting Information.
  3. At troubleshooting information page you will find a Reset Firefox or Refresh Firefox Button. Click on this button.
  4. A confirmation dialogue will appear with a Refresh Button click again on it to Confirm and Reset the firefox browser.

To go directly to the rest page in Firefox type the ABOUT:SUPPORT  in the address bar of the Firefox.

Firefox Reset Step 1 bring up the Firefox Menu

 

Firefox Troubleshooting Information menu

 

Reset Firefox / Refresh Firefox

How to Reset Internet Explorer Browser

You can reset the Internet Explorer to its default settings using the below steps.

  1. Click on the Internet Explorer Menu.
  2. Click on Internet Options on the menu to bring out a New windows with options.
  3. Click on the Advanced Tab on this option Box.
  4. You Will see a Reset Button. Click on this button and a new dialogue box will appear.
  5. Confirm and click to Reset the Internet Explorer.
  6. Now Restart your computer to see the IE with default settings.

Internet Explorer Menu Options to reset IE

Reset Internet Explorer Step 2

Internet Explorer Reset Step 3

How to Reset Microsoft Edge Browser

Microsoft Edge is the newest browser introduced in the Windows 10 by Microsoft. But we didn’t found any Reset button to reset this browser. So we are giving you some alternate ways to reset the Edge Browser.

  1. Go to Settings and delete all Cache, history and cookies. Hopefully it can resolve the issue.
  2. Create a new user account. Creating a new windows 10 user account will let you give a fresh Edge browser.
  3. If you don’t want to create a new user account then the simply uninstall and reinstall the Edge browser.

Resetting an internet browser can resolve many issues caused by a virus, adware or malware.

Third Party Tools to Reset the Internet Browsers

If you are not comfortable in doing the above steps. Then try Adware Removal Tool to reset the browsers. It has option to take you directly to the Reset option of the browsers.

  1. Download Adware Removal Tool.
  2. Click on the Options –> Reset Browsers.
  3. Click on the respective browser link that you want to reset.

ART Reset Browser Option

Reset browser option in Adware Removal Tool

 

There may be some other useful tools. If you know any of them please share them here using the below comment box.

 

This post was last updated on:2016-04-23 | First Published:2016-04-23

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