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Disable Third Party Extensions in Internet Explorer

Are you looking for a way to make browsing to sites you’re not sure of in Internet Explorer a bit more secure? Here we take a quick look at how to disable third-party extensions in IE.

Open up Internet Explorer and click on Tools then select Internet Options…

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Under Internet Properties click on the Advanced tab and under Settings scroll down and uncheck Enable third-party browser extensions and click Ok.

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Now restart IE and the extensions will be disabled.

You can then re-enable them when you know a site can be trusted and you want to be able to use its services. This will help avoid malware when you visit a site that wants to install an extension and you’re not sure about it.

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  • Published 04/23/10

Comments (2)

  1. bryn_ie8team

    Thanks again for this great post! Keep them coming!

    Cheers,
    Bryn
    IE8 Outreach Team

  2. jc

    hey thanks again your a great site

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