How to reset your internet browser

If you are trying to access a particular web page on your computer, and you are getting a persistent error message, then you may need to clear some or all of your browser's cookies, and its cache. However, if the browser isn't working as you think it should, or if it has been hijacked by adware or spyware then you may need to reset it completely.

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To clear cookies and cache, paste the following path into Chrome's address field:

chrome://settings/clearBrowserData

Select "Time range".
Select only what is to be cleared.
Click the "Clear" button.

To completely reset Chrome, paste the following path into its address field:

chrome://settings/reset

Select "Restore settings to their original defaults"

To clear cookies and cache, paste the following path into Firefox's address field:

about:preferences#privacy

Under "Cookies and Site Data"
Click "Clear Data..."
Select only what is to be cleared.
Click "Remove Selected"
OR
Click "Remove All"

To completely reset Firefox, paste the following path into its address field:

about:support

Click "Refresh Firefox..."

To clear cookies and cache, paste the following path into Edge's address field:

edge://settings/clearBrowserData

Select "Time range".
Select only what is to be cleared.
Click the "Clear" button.

To completely reset Edge, paste the following path into its address field:

edge://settings/reset

Click "Restore settings to their default values".

To clear cookies and cache:

Choose Safari > Preferences > Privacy > Manage Website Data...
Select one or more websites.
Click Remove

To completely reset Safari [clear ALL browsing history, cookies and browser cache]:
Choose Safari > Clear History...
Choose to clear "all history".
Click "Clear History".

Choose Safari > Preferences > AutoFill
Click "Remove All".

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