Windows Security Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.00, by Dr. Herong Yang
Disabling Extension Add-Ons in IE
This section provides a tutorial example on how to review extension add-ons and decide to keep them or disable them in IE (Internet Explorer).
Now let's review what add-ons have been already installed in IE (Internet Explorer). The first group of add-ons is called "Toolbars and Extensions".
1. Run IE and click "Tools > Manage add-ons" menu.
2. Click the "Toolbars and Extensions" icon on the left. You will see a list of extension add-ons that are already installed in IE.
For example, I have the following extension add-ons installed in my IE:
Shockwave Flash Object - Enabled Used to play shockwave videos. MSS+ Identifier - Enabled Installed as part of McAfee Security Scan Plus. Lync Browser Helper - Disabled Installed as part of Microsoft Lync Groove GFS Browser Helper - Disabled Not sure what is this. Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - Disabled Single Sign On for Microsoft sites. Office Document Cache Handler - Disabled Lync add-on - Disabled Groove Folder Synchronization - Disabled Send to OneNote - Disabled OneNote Linked Notes - Disabled Send to Bluetooth Devices - Disabled Java Plug-In SSV Helper - Disabled Java Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - Disabled
My recommendation is that you should enable an extension add-on if it has a 5 out 5 rating and good reviews, and you absolutely need it.
You should disable unwanted extension add-ons.
3. Select "Lync Browser Helper - Disabled" and click the "Disable" button to disable it.
4. Disable all other unwanted extension add-ons.
The picture below shows some extension add-ons in IE:
Last update: 2013.
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