How to Fix Internet Explorer After a Virus

By Jason Sewell

Getting Internet Explorer to work after a virus infestation can be a bothersome affair. After a virus has been deleted, the infected file occasionally changes a Internet Explorer crucial setting. When this happens, the best solution is to reset the Internet Explorer settings. This article will show you how to fix Internet Explorer by resetting the browser settings.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet Explorer 8+

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer by clicking on "Start" and then "Internet Explorer."

Step 2

Click on "Tools" and then "Internet Options" to bring up the Internet Options Dialog.

Step 3

Navigate to the "Advanced" tab and click "Reset," which will reset all browser settings, disable addons and delete all temporary Internet files.

Step 4

Restart Internet Explorer and the changes should be applied.

Tips & Warnings

  • This will fix most common errors caused by a virus infestation, but in extreme cases Internet Explorer will have to be reinstalled.