What Is an IE Add-on?

This section provides a quick introduction of IE (Internet Explorer) add-on programs.

IE (Internet Explorer) Add-on is nice feature which allows Microsoft and 3rd party providers to develop and install different types of utility tools for your IE browser. Examples of IE add-ons are:

To get a list of add-ons currently installed on your IE, click menu "Tools > Manage Add-ons...". The Manage Add-ons dialog box shows up listing all add-on programs as shown in this picture:
IE Add-on Program List

IE add-on can offer you nice tools, but it can also bring you problems. The following sections capture some notes I took while I was reviewing IE malware related issues in the past.

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

What Is an IE Add-on?

 List of IE Add-on Programs

 Removing Google Toolbar

 Removing Yahoo! IE Services Button - yiesrvc.dll

 Removing MySearch Toolbar - S4BAR.DLL

 Removing NetZero Toolbar - Toolbar.dll

 Removing Windows Messenger Extra Button

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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