Windows 10: Odd Home Page Reset Message in Internet Explorer

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  1. Win20Win Win User

    Odd Home Page Reset Message in Internet Explorer


    I have a Windows 10 machine which has been disconnected from the internet for several weeks while I wait to pull off files and reinstall the OS. Today I was checking out an XML file which Windows opened with Internet Explorer, when I saw a strange message in a yellow ribbon/banner at the bottom of the IE window:

    "Your default home page was reset by your security software"

    If I recall correctly, a second tab had opened almost at the same time as the one displaying the file, which showed the standard 'no internet' message in the middle, with the home page reset banner at the bottom.

    I tried opening Internet Explorer a couple more times, and got the same odd message as above, but after that, I have not seen the message again, no matter how many times I open Internet Explorer.

    My first concern when seeing this was that something on the system (malware/adware?) is trying to change the homepage for Internet Explorer, and something else is blocking it. But I have several anti-malware packages on the system, and none of them are reporting any issues. Additionally, I do not see any similar messages on Edge or Chrome, which were the browsers I was actually using day to day.

    I googled the text of the message expecting to see lots of other people reporting it, but there seems to be hardly any mention of it on the internet.

    Is anyone familiar with this warning, and can they explain what it means?

    :)
     
    Win20Win, Sep 3, 2019
    #1

  2. Internet Explorer has stopped working

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being a part of Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing in accessing Internet Explorer on your device as it crashes.

    Do let us know:

    • If you have made any changes to the operating system that might have resulted in causing this issue?
    • If you were able to see any error code/ error message when Internet Explorer crashes?

    Try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to run the Internet Explorer Performance troubleshooter.

    • Press Windows key, type troubleshooting
      and select it.
    • Click on View all in the left pane.
    • Click onInternet Explorer Performance and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Step 2: I suggest you to perform some of the troubleshooting steps from the link below link, Turn off add-ons, Reset Internet Explorer Settings, Open the page in Compatibility View etc. and check if it helps:

    What to do when Internet Explorer isn't working

    Disclaimer: The Reset Internet Explorer Settings
    feature might reset security settings or privacy settings that you added to the list of Trusted Sites. The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might also reset parental control settings. We recommend that you note these sites before you
    use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature. Also re-enable the add-ons..

    Hope it helps. Get back to us for further assistance on this issue. We will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 3, 2019
    #2
  3. How to change default homepage in internet Explorer?

    Hello Ron,

    As you are facing issues with accessing the Internet Explorer browser on your device, do not worry we will help you with this issue.

    Let us few of the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to refer to the below article to change the homepage on your device and check if it helps.

    Change your home page for Internet Explorer

    Step 2: I suggest you to run the Internet Explorer Performance troubleshooter.

    • Press Windows key, type
      troubleshooting
      and select it.
    • Click on View all in the left pane.
    • Click on Internet Explorer Performance
      and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Step 3: I suggest you to perform some of the troubleshooting steps from the link below link, Turn off add-ons, Reset Internet Explorer Settings, Open the page in Compatibility View etc. and check if it helps:

    What to do when Internet Explorer isn't working

    Disclaimer: The Reset Internet Explorer Settings
    feature might reset security settings or privacy settings that you added to the list of Trusted Sites. The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might also reset parental control settings. We recommend that you note these sites before you
    use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature. Also re-enable the add-ons..

    Hope it helps. Get back to us for further assistance on Internet Explorer, we will be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 3, 2019
    #3
  4. Geethu B Win User

    Odd Home Page Reset Message in Internet Explorer

    Getting about:blank page in Internet Explorer 11

    Hi Alvin,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I understand that you have an issue with Internet Explorer 11.
    I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    This issue could have occurred due to these reasons:

    1. Incorrect Internet Explorer settings.

    2. Virus.

    Try the steps listed here:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to try the steps under the section "Why are webpages blank or displaying incorrectly?" from the following article and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/videos-dont-work#ie=ie-11

    Disclaimer: The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might reset security settings or privacy settings that you added to the list of Trusted Sites. The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might also reset parental
    control settings. We recommend that you note these sites before you use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature.

    Method 2:

    If the issue persists, I suggest you to run a full scan using Windows Defender and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/getstarted-protect-your-pc

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Geethu B, Sep 3, 2019
    #4
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