To disable third-party browser extensions on Windows XP/2000/Me/98:
1. Close all open Internet Explorer windows.
2. Open Windows Control Panel.

  • If you are using Windows XP, click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  • If you are using Windows 2000/Me/98, click Start, select Settings, and then click Control Panel.

3. Double-click the Internet Options icon.

Internet options


  • If you are using Windows XP and don't see the Internet Options icon, click the Network and Internet Connections icon, and then click the Internet Options icon.
  • Alternatively, to open the Internet Properties window using AOL System Information 2.0, click Start, click Run, type sinf, and then click OK. Click the Utilities tab. In the Browser section, next to Internet Options Control Panel, click Open.

4. Click the Advanced tab.

Advanced Internet Properties

5. Under Browsing, clear the box next to Enable third-party browser extensions, and then click OK.

Internet Properties

6. Click Start, and then click Shut Down. Click the What do you want the computer to do drop-down arrow, click Restart, and then click OK.

Note: If you are using Windows XP and do not see Shut Down, please click Turn Off Computer, and then click the Restart option.

Windows Professional

7. Once the computer restarts, open Internet Explorer.

Great work! The third-party browser extensions will now be disabled.