Final step

Remove Internet Explorer from Windows 7

Let’s begin, though Internet Explorer is a good browser, but it’s not up to the mark of the current web standard requirements. Simply put, it’s outdated. Once while clicking a link somewhere, I realized it was being loaded on IE instead of the default browser Firefox (my favorite!) This pissed me off and I decided to completely get rid off it. :|

That annoying thing wasn’t enough that I realized there’s no Internet Explorer in the “Uninstall a Program” thing in the Control Panel. I was furious and what I wanted was to just get rid off IE and take revenge for taking place of my Firefox without my permission. :P

Ultimately, I found out how you get rid of that nasty browser. Here’s how it goes:

  1. Go to “Uninstall a Program” in the Control Panel.

    Uninstall or change a program

    Uninstall or change a program

  2. On the left-pane, click on “Turn Windows features on or off”.Un-check the box next to “Internet Explorer X” (“X” will be the version of Internet Explorer.)

    Windows features on or off

    Windows features on or off

  3. Click “Yes” and you’re done.

    Final step

    Final step

That’s it! Now you won’t see that Internet Explorer anywhere on your PC. :D

3 thoughts on “Remove Internet Explorer from Windows 7

  1. Hawk44Gent says:

    Actually, what Hack_Minded has done is to simply disable Internet Explorer 8. This is always desirable when the user has chosen to employ another browser as their default because IE is such an easy target for hackers to invade with malicious code. Because Internet Explorer is an integral part of the Windows OS, it is not possible to remove (uninstall) IE from a Windows machine and even if it were possible, Windows would no longer operate correctly. Internet Explorer is an underlying system that Windows needs for all of its processes to operate. Disabling IE still allows Windows to use what it needs from IE while closing the door to security threats. Any other browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari etc, can be installed and uninstalled at will from a Windows computer because they are seperate, stand alone programs. They are also much more secure from outside threats than IE. I have disabled IE 7 on my PC and use Firefox as my main (default) browser and Lunascape as my secondary. It is easy to disable IE in XP by opening the Set Program Access and Defaults in the Add and Remove Programs screen. Then select custom and remove the check to disable Internet Explorer. Then set your preferred browser as your default. Your IE desktop icon should disappear after rebooting. Internet Explorer is now disabled and will no longer connect to the Internet.

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