How to Change Your Browser Homepage and Alter Search Engine?

If your browser homepage keeps being changed and the search engine is replaced with another one without your consent, it’s likely that your computer gets infected by a virus. To get your favorite homepage and search engine back, perhaps you need to run a full virus scan before following the guide in this post to set the browse home page. How to change them in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari? Follow the instructions below and you will learn how to change the browser homepage and search engine step by step manually.

➡ Part one: Change your browser homepage

➡ Part two: Alter your search engine

Part One: Change your browser homepage

ie-iconHow to change your Internet Explorer homepage?

firefox-iconHow to change your Mozilla Firefox homepage?

Chrome-IconHow to change your Google Chrome homepage?

Opera-icon How to change your Opera browser homepage?

safari-iconHow to change your Safari browser homepage?

How to change your Internet Explorer homepage?

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on Tools, and then click on Internet Options.

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Alternatively, you can click on the gear icon in the right-top corner of the browser and then click on Internet Options.

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  1. In the Internet Options window, click on the General tab, and then type the address of the website you prefer in the box of the Home page section. Or you can first open the website you want and then click on Use current button.

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  1. Click Apply and then OK and close the window.

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How to change your Mozilla Firefox homepage?

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click on Tools, and then click on Options.

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Or you can click on the Open menu button and then click on Options.

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  1. The Options / about:preferences page opens. Click on General tab on the left and you will see the Startup section. Select Show my home page option when Firefox starts and type the address of the website you would like in the Home page box. (See screenshot below)

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  1. Close the Options page and your homepage has been set as the one you prefer.

How to change your Google Chrome homepage?

    1. Open Google Chrome browser.
    2. Click on Chrome’s menu button and click on Settings.

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  1. Check the Show Home button option under Appearance. Click the Change option and the home page dialog box appears.

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  1. Select Open this page and type in the address of the website you would like as your start page. Then click OK button.

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Note: To ensure that no additional web pages are set to load at startup, please also check Open a specific page or set of pages option click the Set pages option under On startup. Type the address of website you want and click OK.

How to change your Opera browser homepage?

  1. Open Opera browser
  2. Click on the Opera Button at the top-left of your browser window and click on Settings menu item.

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  1. Select the Open a specific page or set of pages option under the On startup section and click the Set pages link

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  1. Click on the Use current pages button to add your homepage. Delete any web pages you don’t want and type the address of the website instead.

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  1. Click the OK button and then close the Settings tab.

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  1. You’re done.

How to change your Safari browser homepage?

Windows-logoUnder Windows:

  1. Open Safari browser
  2. Click on the Gear icon (Action Menu) in the upper right corner of your browser window. In the drop-down menu, select the option labeled Preferences….

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Or you can press Ctrl key and , (Comma) key on your keyboard to select Preferences… option.

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  1. In the Safari’s General Preferences window, look for the Homepage item and enter the desired URL in the edit field provided.

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  1. You can also specify what loads every time a new browser window/tab is opened, select Homepage or another option in the drop-down menu as shown below.

 

ios-logoUnder Mac OS X

  1. Open Safari browser
  2. Click on Safari menu item in the upper left corner of your browser. When the drop-down menu appears, click on Preferences….

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Alternatively, you can use COMMAND + COMMA (,) combination keys to open Preferences window.

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  1. Safari’s General Preferences will appear. Type the URL you want in the Homepage field. If you would like to set the current Web page as your home page, click on the Set to Current Page button.

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  1. To specify what loads every time a new browser window/tab is opened, you can select Homepage or another option in the drop-down menu.

Part two: Alter your search engine

ie-iconHow to change your search engine in Internet Explorer?

firefox-iconHow to change your search engine in Mozilla Firefox?

Chrome-IconHow to change your search engine in Google Chrome?

Opera-iconHow to change your search engine in Opera browser?

safari-iconHow to change your search engine in Safari browser?

Tips:

If your browser homepage and search engine are changed by malware, please remove the malware before you alter the browser homepage and search engine as the above mentioned. Otherwise, your default homepage or search engine may be replaced again and again without permission even if you have reset them. To get rid of the nasty malware, please perform a scan of your system with a professional security tool. If your installed antivirus program doesn’t work, we recommend you to use SpyHunter – a powerful real-time anti-malware program tool which is able to detect and remove Trojans, worms, rootkits, spyware, adware and other malware infections completely.

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Attention:

The following video offers a complete guide to Change Browser Homepage and Default Search Engine. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!

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