If you’ve run into a problem with an IE addon, and want to be able to use Internet Explorer as usual, you can disable the addons and run Internet Explorer without any addons.
Here’s how you can disable all addons/extensions and run IE 7 or even IE 8 without them:
- Go to Start > Run
- Type iexplore -extoff
- Press Enter
Internet Explorer will now run without any additional functionality from addons and you’ll see a page like this:
If you want to be able to use addons again, you’ll have to close Internet Explorer and then start it again.
Run Firefox Without Extensions
Similarly, if you’re having any problems with Firefox, you could disable addons and run it in safe mode. Here’s how:
- Go to the Run dialog by going to Start > Run
- Type firefox -safe-mode
- A window will popup asking things that you want to disable or reset (eg: reset/disable bookmarks/toolbars, etc.)
- Give the right choices, and press ‘Restart’ for the changes to take effect
Do let us know your questions in the comments.