How to Disable the Browser Extensions and Plugins

Mozilla Firefox:

Click the orange "Firefox" button in the top left-hand corner of the browser window and choose "Add-ons" from the right column of the menu to open an Add-ons Manager tab in the active browser window.

If you are using Windows XP, click on "Tools" from the menu bar near the top of the browser window and choose "Add-ons."

Click "Extensions" to view the installed extensions that add features to Firefox, or click "Plugins" to view plugins that add compatibility and functionality.
 
Find the add-on you want to disable and click its "Disable" button.

If you want to delete an extension entirely, click "Remove."

Restart Firefox to complete the process. 

Google Chrome:

Click the menu icon "" at the top right of the browser window, choose "Tools" and choose "Extensions" to open a new "Options" tab. 

Uncheck "Enabled" to disable an extension, or click "Remove" to delete it completely.

Enter "chrome://plugins/" in Chrome's address bar to view plugins that add compatibility and functionality, such as Apple QuickTime or Adobe Flash.

Click the "Disable" link under the plugin you want to disable.

Restart Google Chrome to complete the process.

Internet Explorer:

From the Internet Explorer menu, click Tools | Internet Options.

Click the Programs tab.

Click Manage add-ons.

Click the Add-on you wish to disable, then click the Disable radio button. Note that this option will only be available when an Add-on is selected.

IE7 users also have the ability to detele the ActiveX control. Follow the steps outlined above to select the ActiveX control, then click the Delete button found under Delete ActiveX. 

Note that this option will only be available when an ActiveX control is selected.

Not all Add-ons in the list are active. To see which Add-ons are actively loaded with Internet Explorer, toggle the Show dropdown to view Add-ons currently loaded in Internet Explorer.

Click OK to exit the Manage Add-ons menu

Click OK to exit the Internet Options menu.

If a necessary add-on has been mistakenly disabled, repeat steps 1-3 above, highlight the disabled add-on, then click the Enable radio button.

Close Internet Explorer and restart it for changes to take effect.

Article ID: 55, Created On: 3/20/2014, Modified: 3/20/2014

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