Learn how to stop websites from suggesting downloading and setting their Internet Explorer search provider as the default in Windows 7.
Prevent Suggested Search Providers
- Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
- Open Internet Options in the Control Panel.
Note: If Internet Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.
- Click Settings in the Search section of the Internet Properties window.
- Check off Prevent programs from suggesting changes to my default search provider and then click Close.
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