Some time in the last six months or so, MS made MSN the home page for IE but it is very easy to change your home page.
First - navigate to whichever is your local flavour of Google, presumably google.com
Second - click on the cogged wheel symbol in the top right hand corner, then select 'Internet Options' and click on it, see here :
Then click on 'Use current' as here :
Job done. Note, my image shows 'about: blank' because I prefer my browsers to start with a blank page
Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 06 August 2014 - 05:39 PM.