Access browser settings to clear history, set homepage, adjust text size, manage pop-up, change the default browser, and restore default settings.
INSTRUCTIONS & INFO
From the Start screen, tap the Internet Explorer icon.
Tap the Settings icon.
To clear the browser history, scroll down to History and tap Select.
Check the desired boxes, then tap Delete. Note: If you would like to delete favorites when deleting History, toggle the slider.
To change the font size, from the bottom right, tap the Settings icon.
Tap the Font Size drop down and select the Desired font size.
To block or unblock pop-ups, swipe in from the right edge of the screen to open the "Charm Bar", then tap the Settings icon.
Tap Change PC settings.
Tap Control Panel.
Tap Network and Internet.
Tap Internet Options.
Tap the Privacy tab.
Toggle Pop Up Blocker on/off.
To change the default browser, slide up from the middle of the Start screen with two fingers to get to the Apps view.
In the search bar, enter Default Programs.
In the search results, tap Set your Default Programs.
Tap Internet Explorer.
Tap Set this program as default, then tap OK.
SmartScreen Filter is included with OS Windows 8. It is a feature in Internet Explorer that helps detect phishing websites. SmartScreen Filter can also help protect you from installing malicious software or malware, which are programs that demonstrate illegal, viral, fraudulent, or malicious behavior.
SmartScreen Filter helps to protect you in three ways: As you browse the web, it analyzes webpages and determines if they have any characteristics that might be suspicious. If it finds suspicious webpages, a message will display giving you an opportunity to provide feedback and advising you to proceed with caution. It checks sites you visit against a dynamic list of reported phishing sites and malicious software sites. If it finds a match, it shows you a warning notifying you that the site has been blocked for your safety. It checks files that you download from the web against a list of reported malicious software sites and programs known to be unsafe. If it finds a match, it will warn you that the download has been blocked for your safety. It also checks the files you download against a list of files that are well known and downloaded by many Internet Explorer users. If the file you're downloading isn't on that list, it will warn you.