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InternetExplorerIcon 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8
I do not like toolbars, even as there are a lot them that are valid software, for me is a way to loss part of my screen, and performance. Many malware programs use these to track your movements on internet.
You have to follow these solutions one by one, beginning with the first.

With The Uninstaller

We are going to the basic. Maybe it sounds a little too obvious, but the best way is using the uninstaller that came with the application.

So go to the control panel. Press the Winkey + R, type control and press Enter. Click on uninstall a program.

UnisntallAProgram 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

Double click over the toolbar you want to uninstall.

This is the best option and will left your computer with less traces, files and registry keys, of the toolbar.

However, what happens if you not have or cannot use an uninstaller?

Using Internet Explorer Options

With this solution, you are going to disable the toolbar so you can then enable whenever you want. This is not going to remove anything from your computer and for that reason is a safe procedure.

Go to Tools, Manage Add-ons.

IEToolsManageAddOns 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

Select show currently loaded add-ons:

IEToolBarsAndExtensionsCurrentlyLoaded 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

By default, these programs are grouped by provider so is very easy to know what you have to disable. Just right-click and select disable:

AskToolBarDisable 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

Using Special Programs

There are many utilities designed to combat spyware. Why not giving a try to one and use it?

Remember that to do a best scan use the safe mode. However, recall that many toolbar are not spyware so maybe this software is not going to solve your problem.

Using Autoruns

This is a more advanced technique, that will help if you find problems uninstalling the application.

First you have to download Sysinternal  Autoruns Utility.

Extract in the folder you wish. Now open it using “Run as administrator”.

AutorunRunAsAdministrator 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

This is an awesome utility; you must be a little impressed for the so many things that your computer opens at start. If you want to know more about programs that can slow down your boot process, read:

Slow boot problems, How To Deal With It?

AutorunsToolbar 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

Select Internet Explorer Tab. You can then deselect any undesired toolbar:

AutorunsInternetExplorerTab 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

If what you want is that Internet Explorer not shows a toolbar, you only have to deal with:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar.

You can disable the complements using the check box or you can delete the registry entry.

If you want to delete, right-click:

IEDeveloperToolbarDelete 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

If the program inform about an access denied error showing the next window, you have to follow several steps to solve:

AutoRunsErrorDeleting 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

This happens because the registry permissions has changed, the sort of things that malware does.

Therefore, do a double-click over the entry and Autoruns will open the Registry Editor.

Right-click and select permissions,

AutorunsPermissions 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

The first you have to do is take ownership over the entry. Click  advanced button, and go to owner tab:

CurrentOwnerSystem 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8You have to change that to the administrator group. Select it on the list or using other user or group button. Press Apply.

Go to the select tab and press on include inheritable permissions from this object’s parent.

IncludeInheritablePermissionsFromThisObjectsParent 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

Press Apply and then you can delete the entry.

With Hijack This

If you feel more comfortable with this software instead using Autorun, the entries you can deal with  appears as R3, O2 and O3 sections.

HijackThisR3O2O3 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

Remember that O3 section only disable the view of the toolbar.



 5 Easy Ways to Uninstall Toolbars In Internet Explorer 8

About Angel Luis

I am an Engineer of Telecommunications that love computers. My first computer was a Commodore 16kb, about 25 years ago and since then I am always fighting computers problems. Please visit my entries and ask me about whatever problem you have, I will be pleased to help you. My email is discoveryourpc [at] gmail [dot] com. You can follow me on twitter @agenlu or read my blog www.discoveryourpc.net

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  • http://facebook.com/internetexplorer bryn_ie8team

    Thank you for posting this great guide on how to uninstall toolbars in Internet Explorer 8! It was very easy to follow and I am sure many users will find it helpful!

    You should share this with the community of Internet Explorer users over on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/internetexplorer

    Cheers,
    Bryn
    IE Outreach Team

  • http://Discoveryourpc.net Angel Luis

    Thank you Bryn

  • http://facebook.com/internetexplorer bryn_ie8team

    You're welcome!

    Are you a web developer?
    If so, have you tried out the IE9 Platform Preview?
    http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/

    Cheers,
    Bryn
    IE Outreach Team

  • http://discoveryourpc.net Angel Luis

    Yes, I am in some way a Web developer, but rigth now I am focusing on writting articles as this.

    I haven't tried to use Internet Explorer 9 but is in my list of task to do.

  • http://facebook.com/internetexplorer bryn_ie8team

    Keep posting great articles!

    The second IE9 Platform Preview was released today…so when you get the chance you should check it out.

  • Guest

    thankz, ur great…

    • http://discoveryourpc.net Angel

      Thanks for the comment

  • Venom

    Thanks. Ur great! Best regards!

    • http://discoveryourpc.net Angel

      Thank you Venom for your comment


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