Windows 10: CC Cleaner changed my browser

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  1.    01 Aug 2016 #1

    CC Cleaner changed my browser


    Hi all. yesterday I ran CC Cleaner and it changed my browser from edge to internet explorer 11. So i did a system restore, which put my browser back to edge. But now when I open a new page its just blank with a search bar. There are no 'most visited sites' and there is no news feed? Can anyone tell me what has happed and how to fix it? thanks
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  2.    01 Aug 2016 #2

    Did you run CCleaner? It will (depending on the options you picked here) delete your Internet history...

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    If this is the case you'll have to re-visit your favorite sites to re-populate the most visited list.

    You could (if you have a full backup) restore the relevant files from it into %appdata% directory but it may be more effort than it is worth.

    In the settings in Edge (click on the 3 dots in the top right then settings is at the bottom) you can choose your news feed again.

    I'm not sure why it reset your default browser - that never happened to me.
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  3.    01 Aug 2016 #3

    yes I ran cleaner. The thing is there are no empty boxes for 'most visited sites' anymore. And under the boxes I used to have a news feed. A system restore should have put it back to what it was before I ran cleaner. But it hasn't?
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  4.    01 Aug 2016 #4

    this is what I see when I open a new page. I can use search bar. But I cant right click on the page.
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  5.    01 Aug 2016 #5

    Going forward, for all three browsers, I have everything UNchecked except Internet Cache for GC & FF and Temporary Internet Files for IE. Getting rid of the cache files on at least a weekly basis has really helped to speed browsing operation up for me.
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  6.    01 Aug 2016 #6

    Some time back, I had to "rebuild" my Internet Explorer, it took several steps before it was back to normal operations. If I can find that quick-list of steps, I'll be back and post the steps in this post as an addendum.
    Meanwhile, it's possible that tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One) might be a good starting point. I believe there is a clickbox or two that relates to Internet Explorer; also consider clicking items #26 & 27 just to reSet to Default some Windows Prime behavior.
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       01 Aug 2016 #7

    kojiro said: View Post
    yes I ran cleaner. The thing is there are no empty boxes for 'most visited sites' anymore. And under the boxes I used to have a news feed. A system restore should have put it back to what it was before I ran cleaner. But it hasn't?
    What did you have checked under CCleaners "System and Advanced" choices?? Those might be the ones that messed you up.
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  8.    01 Aug 2016 #8

    Hello kojiro,

    The browser change may of been connected to CCleaner removing something in the registry Malware related.

    I too, have never had CCleaner change my default browser.

    You might run a few specialized cleaning utilities on your system. To make sure all is in order.

    John
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       01 Aug 2016 #9

    AmericanPharaoh said: View Post
    Hello kojiro,

    The browser change may of been connected to CCleaner removing something in the registry Malware related.

    I too, have never had CCleaner change my default browser.

    You might run a few specialized cleaning utilities on your system. To make sure all is in order.

    John
    That could happen if the OP ran CCleaners registry cleaner also, but he didn't say that he did.
    I agree CCleaner has NEVER changed my default browser either.
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  10.    01 Aug 2016 #10

    kojiro said: View Post
    Hi all. yesterday I ran CC Cleaner and it changed my browser from edge to internet explorer 11. So i did a system restore, which put my browser back to edge. But now when I open a new page its just blank with a search bar. There are no 'most visited sites' and there is no news feed? Can anyone tell me what has happed and how to fix it? thanks
    Go through the following tutorial and change the "Open New Tabs With" drop down box from 'Blank Page' to 'Top Sites and Suggested Content'.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html
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