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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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7.4. Disable an Internet Explorer Add-on

You can solve some Internet Explorer problems and make the program faster and more efficient by disabling one or more add-ons.

An add-on is an extra feature — such as a toolbar or a control — that does not come with Internet Explorer, but is installed separately. Although Microsoft makes some Internet Explorer add-ons, most come from third-party developers. Add-ons can be extremely useful and can enhance not just Internet Explorer, but also your surfing experience. However, add-ons occasionally cause problems, either because they were not programmed for the version of Internet Explorer you are using, or because there is a bug or other error in the add-on. In such cases, the add-on may cause Internet Explorer ...

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