Internet Explorer has long been the default browser for Windows. Although it continued to be adopted in the Windows 10 operating system, it became a real threat to users due to performance issues and fewer features compared to its competitors, and Microsoft replaced it with Microsoft Edge.
Ignoring many users, due to the reasons mentioned above, Microsoft chose to keep Internet Explorer 11 installed on Windows 10, but not as the default browser. Recently, the company advised users of its operating system to remove this browser from their computers. Here’s how to completely remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10.
The process of removing Internet Explorer from the Windows operating system is done through the original system features, that is, the following explanation will not pose any danger to your files or the Windows system. If you regret uninstalling the browser, you can also reinstall it any time you deem necessary.
How to remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10
In addition to the above warnings, it is also necessary to uninstall any other software that requires an account with administrator privileges on the device.
- Open the Start menu and search for “Control Panel”.
2. In the “Programs” section, click “Uninstall a program”;
3. Now, you should note that Internet Explorer is not part of the list. Then click on “Enable or disable Windows features”;
4. In the window that appears, find Internet Explorer 11 in the list and uncheck it. In the message that appears, click Yes, then OK.
5. Restart your computer.
After restarting your computer, you will notice that Internet Explorer is no longer present in Windows. If you need to get it back, just follow the step by step above, check the box next to it in the list and restart your computer so that it can be reinstalled.