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:
Disable Extension Add-Ons in IE

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

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Up To Date

 Home Page and History Options for IE

 Deleting History Files in IE

 Setting Security Level to Medium-High in IE

 Setting Privacy Level to Medium High in IE

 Disabling Form Auto-Completion in IE

Disabling Extension Add-Ons in IE

 Disabling Search Engines in IE

 Disabling Accelerators in IE

 Adding Tracking Protection List in IE

 Building Tracking Protection List in IE

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

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "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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