When you open a new tab in Internet Explorer, its New Tab Page opens to frequently visited sites. Which is what all of the major browsers seem to do these days. If you’d rather a new tab open a blank page, here’s how to set it.
For IE 9 and IE 10 click the gear icon on the right side and select Internet Options.
Under General click the Tabs button.
Now under “When a New Tab is Opened” change the option to a A Blank Page and click OK.
That’s it. now when you open a new tab, the page is blank.
Firefox user? Check out how to make Firefox open a new tab to a blank page.