How do I clean "powered by Yahoo!" out of IE 8
Posted on 2014-09-23
I have a Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) computer with Internet Explorer 8 "Powered by Yahoo!". How do I get back to IE the way Microsoft supplied it?
I do not know how or when this got on the computer. I expect that the primary user accepted some offer without much/any thought. I first noted the problem when Windows Update repeatedly failed to install the update to IE 9. I could not find any uninstall option for the Yahoo! perturbations in IE 8. I tried removing the branding, the add-ons, and the start page. That works and survives a restart of IE. They all get reset to the bad state when I restart the computer.
I do not want a newer version of IE "powered by Yahoo!", I want all the Yahoo! and AT+T stuff gone. I eventually want to move up to IE 10. I cannot move to IE 11 yet.