Resetting Edge Browser Settings

Issue/Question

How do I reset Microsoft Edge's settings to default?

Environment

  • Microsoft Edge

Cause

There are some malicious sites that will edit the browser settings to make Microsoft Edge appear as though the device has a virus. Resetting Edge to default settings will typically remove these messages. However, it is still recommended to run a Windows Security scan to ensure there is no malicious software as well, see the related article for instructions. If this does not work contact the WKU ITS Service Desk at 270-745-7000.

Various settings may have been changed or edited. 

Resolution

Method 1

  1. Open Microsoft Edge to a new tab.
  2. Type edge://settings/resetProfileSettings into the address bar. Press Enter.
  3. Click Reset. The browser settings should now be reset, test this by closing Edge and reopening it.

Method 2

  1. Open Microsoft Edge to a new tab.
  2. Click the  on the top right. Select Settings.
  3. Click Reset Settings from the menu on the left.
  4. Select Restore settings to their default value.
  5. Click Reset. The browser settings should now be reset, test this by closing Edge and reopening it.

Details

Article ID: 3921
Created
Mon 3/28/22 11:17 AM
Modified
Mon 3/28/22 6:52 PM