If you have recently bought a Dell laptop (like me), you may have noticed that browsing to http://msn.com will result in a redirection to http://dell.msn.com. The fact that it's redirecting isn't such a big issue for me personally, however I do not like the fact that there is no transparent way of disabling this.
After diving into some Internet Explorer log files, I discovered that some custom branding was applied when first running the browser.
In C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\brndlog.txt something like this will be present:
The file "install.ins" is executed when Internet Explorer is ran for the first time or when all IE settings are reset (Extra -> Options -> Advanced -> Reset Internet Explorer…