Remove Internet Explorer Branding

Article ID: 740

What is branding? Branding is when the title bar at the top of Internet Explorer is modified to show a value, such as a name. Many types of ISP software modify the title bar of Internet Explorer to read “ Internet Explorer, provided by ...”. Some of our software in the past caused this to happen, however our new software does not do this.

If you would like to remove this branding and the software that caused it did not do it automatically, there are several solutions.

DISCLAIMER: Please do this at your own risk, Infinity takes no responsibility if these methods fail.


Remove Internet Explorer Branding

Command Line Fix

  1. Close all browser windows and applications.
  2. Click Start and select Run.
  3. In the Open: field, type in rundll32 iedkcs32.dll,Clear.
  4. Press the enter key or click OK.

Manual Registry Fix

CAUTION: Editing the registry incorrectly can cause serious problems. Infinity is not responsible for any issues that might occur as a result of editing the registry incorrectly.

  1. Close all browser windows and applications.
  2. Click Start and select Run.
  3. Type in regedit
  4. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar.
  5. Delete the following string values:

BigBitmap
BrandBitmap
SmallBitmap
SmBrandBitmap

  1. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  2. Delete the following string values:

BigBitmap
BrandBitmap
SmallBitmap
SmBrandBitmap
Window Title

  1. Close regedit.
  2. Launch Internet Explorer. The name and logo should be reset to the defaults.