How to Disable Unwanted Internet Explorer Add-ons?

Jun 18, 2013

This articles explains how to disable add-ons in Internet Explorer. Though add-ons are intended for improving your browsing experience, there are many useless or malicious add-ons which gets installed automatically with other programs. A malicious add-on might interfere with your web browsing activities and may even steal your data. If you want to remove or disable an Internet Explorer add-on, continue reading.

Internet Explorer Add-ons

Add-ons in Microsoft Internet Explorer adds new features to the browser. Some add-ons are installed with Microsoft Windows operating system, while others come from different websites. Usually, Internet Explorer add-ons require your permission before install. But some add-ons are automatically installed with third party programs. Not all of them are useful. In fact, some of those browser add-ons might create trouble (example: changes search engine, displays random advertisements etc). That’s why it is suggested that you should remove or at least disable all unwanted or unknown Internet Explorer add-ons.

Look below for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to disable Internet Explorer add-ons.

Disable IE Add-on

How to disable an Internet Explorer add-on?

  1. Open Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Go to menu bar and open Tools. From the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Internet Explorer add-on management window will appear. Go to Add-on Types section in the left side and click Toolbars and Extensions. Under Show, select All add-ons from the drop-down menu.
  4. On the right side of the window, all add-ons will appear. Find the add-on that you want to disable. Click on the name. The details of the add-on will appear below. Under that press the Disable button.
  5. Repeat step 4 for all other add-ons (if any) that you want to disable. Press the Close button at the bottom of the window.

That’s it. By following the above mentioned steps you will be able to easily disable add-ons in your web browser (Internet Explorer).

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