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Microsoft Enables Settings Protection in Internet Explorer 11

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

It’s unfortunate that the settings protection feature is only available to Windows 10 users, and it’s also hard to understand why all browsers didn’t add this feature years ago.

Microsoft enabled a new protective feature in Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 10 recently that it introduced for its Microsoft Edge web browser back in November 2015. The security feature has been designed to prevent third-party software from changing the browser’s homepage or default search engine. Search is a lucrative business and it is no coincidence that companies try to push adware or third-party tools to user systems to modify search providers.