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Ask.com is my default home page or search engine in Internet Explorer. How do I change it?

Internet Explorer allows you to change your browser home page at any time. In the upper right corner of your Internet Explorer browser window, select the gear icon (as shown below), and then "Internet Options" from the drop down menu.


Find the section marked "Home page" and use your mouse to select the entire address you see beginning with "http://www.search.ask.com" and delete it. Then, type your desired home page in that space--for example, if you'd like Yahoo as your homepage, type in www.Yahoo.com. Once you have typed in your preferred homepage, click "Apply" and then click "OK."


That's it for your default homepage settings!

If these steps don't work for you, please check out this article:

Why can't I remove the Ask default homepage from my browser?

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Topic Information
  • Topic #: 30015-67
  • Date Created: 8/29/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 12/3/2012
  • Viewed: 15175