Internet Explorer 11 is the latest version of Microsoft’s Web browser. It’s faster than all previous IE versions and is more secure, too. Right now Internet Explorer 11 is available through a Windows 8 update, or as a preview version for Windows 7. If you got the latest Windows 8 update and if you never use IE, you may want to uninstall Internet Explorer 11. In this article we’ll show you how to do it.
Why Uninstall Internet Explorer 11
There are several reasons why you may want to uninstall Internet Explorer 11. But the most obvious reason is security. Even though IE 11 is more secure than the previous versions of the browser, it’s still considered to be not as safe as Chrome or Firefox. Disabling IE 11 will prevent malicious persons and programs from exploiting it and gaining access to your system through Internet Explorer.
How to Disable Internet Explorer 11
If you’ve recently upgraded your Windows 8, you’ll notice that there isn’t an option to uninstall IE 11. However, it is possible to turn it off completely through the system setting. This is not exactly the same as uninstalling a program, but it will make Internet Explorer unusable, which will prevent malware and hackers from using it to get access to your computer.
- Open the desktop interface by tapping on the Windows Key
- Now right-click on the Start menu and go to the Control Panel
- Now look for Programs and click on Uninstall a program
- Then click on Turn Windows features on or off
- Browse through the list, find Internet Explorer 11 and uncheck it
- Click OK to finish
When you are done, use a good quality registry cleanup program to delete any bad IE 11 related entries from the Windows registry. This will make sure that everything works correctly and there are no glitches.
Now, this will not completely uninstall Internet Explorer 11 from your computer, but it will disable it. So, if you ever feel like using it, you can simply switch it back on.
Keep in mind that uninstalling Internet Explorer 11 won’t necessarily protect your PC from browser exploits, which means that you’ll still need an antivirus to protect yourself.