How To Reset The Installed Web-Browser Settings

1: How To Reset Google Chrome’s Settings.

The Reset Google Chrome feature restores the browser to its original default settings. By restoring Google Chrome settings, users can revert unwanted changes to advertising software and various browser hijackers. Note that your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be deleted after you reset the settings. When you have followed these instructions, you have reset your default homepage, new tab page, and search engine, and you have deactivated extensions.

  1. Open Google Chrome and click on the bar icon (menu) in the upper right corner of the main window.Reset-chrome homepage
  2. In the Settings window, go to the bottom of the page.reset-chrome-settings
  3. Click on “Show advanced options”.reset-chrome-settings window
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page again and click on the “Reset Browser Settings” button.chrome-reset settings
  5. In the new “Reset browser settings” window, click the “Reset” button.chrome reset confirmation box
  6. Restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect.

2: How To Refresh/Reset Firefox?

The “Reset Firefox” option will restore this browser to its default settings. This feature is able to fix various issues related to browser hijackers and advertising software. Note that “Reset Firefox” will save your most important data such as bookmarks and open tabs. When you have followed these instructions, you have restored your extensions and themes, search engines, security settings, add-on settings, toolbar customization, user styles, and other settings.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and click the “Firefox” button (in the upper-left corner of the main window).reset-firefox-homepage
  2. From the drop-down menu, hover over the “Help” submenu and select “Troubleshooting Information”.reset-firefox-homepage
  3. On the Troubleshooting Information page, click the “Reset Firefox” button.reset firefox-troubleshooting information
  4. In the new window, confirm that you want to restore the default configuration of Mozilla Firefox by clicking the “Reset Firefox” button.reset-refresh firefox button
  5. Mozilla Firefox will reboot and its configuration will be restored to the original default values.

3: How To Reset Safari?

Restoring Safari settings can be useful when we want to eliminate browser hijackers, adware, and potentially unwanted extensions. It will restore your browsing history, disable extensions, change your homepage, and delete website data by following the instructions provided. Note that the Safari browser (in its earlier versions to 8) had a “Restore” menu that could be accessed by clicking on “Safari” and “Restore”. In Safari 8, users who want to restore their browsers can follow the instructions below.

  1. Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on the “Safari” menu. Select “Preferences …” from the drop-down menu.Mac-safari-preferences
  2. Go to the “Extensions” tab and slide the extensions option to “No” to disable all extensions installed in Safari.mac-safari-extension tab
  3. Check that the home page is the one you want. When in the “Preferences” window, select the “General” tab and verify that the home page settings have not been altered by any browser hijacker.Mac-safari-general tab
  4. Verify that the default search settings have not been modified. When you are in “Preferences …”, select the “Search” tab and set your preferred search engine (eg Google).reset-safari-search tab
  5. Clear the Safari browser cache. When you are in the “Preferences …” window, select the “Advanced” tab and click “Show Development Menu in the menu bar”.reset-safari-security tab
  6. Click the ” Development ” menu and select ” Empty Caches “.reset safari develop tab
  7. Clear the browsing history and website data: click on the “Safari” menu and select “Delete history and data from websites”, select “all history” and click on “Delete History”.reset-safari-all history

Note that in some cases, some unwanted programs may be reinstalled on their own using their own execution processes or program files. In such cases, the process of removing advertising software/browser hijackers becomes quite complicated.

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