How to remove unwanted “Add-ons” and Toolbars from Internet Explorer


Is your experience being spoilt by too many ?

Does your Internet Explorer look something like the above?

Here is how you remove those unwanted toolbars and improve your Internet Explorer experience.

Internet-Explorer-Manage-Add-onsOpen Internet Explorer,then click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right) and then select Manage .


From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select the item you wish to be rid of and then click on Disable.

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4 comments to “How to remove unwanted “Add-ons” and Toolbars from Internet Explorer”

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  1. sam cate - November 28, 2013 Reply

    ive done what you said and got rid of most of the toolbars and add ons ect. but when i go to ms fix it site and run the ie performance fix it it tells me i have 6 or 7 toolbars and add ons that dont appear in the manage add on section are they there and where are they and how do i get rid of them theanks sam

  2. dp - February 22, 2015 Reply

    doesn’t work at all – some add-ons have the disable button greyed out, and besides, the method on this post only DISABLES addons, not remove them. what a waste of tiem. why even bother posting junk that doesn’t work?

    • IT Guy - February 26, 2015 Reply

      If this did not work, you have a Virus. You need to do a full scan with a Rescue Disk.

  3. Test force max ultra muscle - July 20, 2015 Reply

    Spot on with this write-up, I seriously feel this site needs a great deal
    more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for
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