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Please find below step by step instructions how to modify your homepage and default search provider on Internet Explorer and Firefox. You can either change it via Ad-Aware Web Companion (recommended), or change it manually via the browser settings.

Change my homepage and default search settings using Ad-Aware Web Companion (Automatic)

Homepage: To reset your browser’s homepage, please follow these steps

  1. Select 'Settings' next to Browser Homepage
  2. Type-in your favorite home page or select a popular one.

You can also enter your own custom homepage and Web Companion will prevent it to be changed by other intrusive software.

  1. Select 'Settings' next to Browser Homepage.
  2. Click on “Add custom homepage”.
  3. Enter the desired custom addres
  4. Click on the round button to select it.

Default Search: To reset your browser’s default search, please follow these steps:

  1. Select 'Settings' next to Default Search Engine.
  2. Select your favorite search engine from the list.

**Please take note that this feature is currently only available for supported browsers: FireFox and Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer:

Homepage: To reset your homepage in Internet Explorer, please follow these steps

  1. Go into tools > Internet Options
  2. Type the Homepage address you would like to use in the textbox in the homepage section
  3. Click Apply, then click OK

Default Search: To reset your default search in Internet Explorer, please follow these steps:

  1. Go into Tools > Internet Options
  2. Under Search in the General Tab, click Settings
  3. Choose the search provider you wish to use and click Close
  4. Click Apply, then click OK

Firefox:

Homepage: To reset your homepage in Firefox, please follow these steps:

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox and then click Options
  2. Select the General Panel
  3. Type the Homepage address you would like to use in the textbox in the homepage section
  4. Click OK

Default Search: To reset your default search in Firefox, please follow these steps:

  1. Type about:config in the address bar
  2. Search for browser.search.defaultenginename and double click on it.
  3. Change the value for the Search engine you want
  4. Click OK