How To Disable Internet Explorer
Learning how to disable Internet Explorer can be beneficial if you use a different browser. Many people prefer to use other browsers, ohers have legitimate security issues that they believe Internet Explorer falls lax on while some just prefer to use as few Microsoft products as possible.
Removing Internet Explorer completely isn’t possible, since the browser itself is integrated into the Windows operating system, so the next best step is to disable access to it. This way, other users won’t accidently utilize it.
- Log on as an Administrator. You will need administrative privileges in order to disable access to Internet Explorer. If you don’t have access to an administrator account, then you may need the help of someone who has one on that machine.
- Go to the Control Panel. Go to your “Start” menu and then click “Settings”. Click on “Control Panel” in order to open the Control Panel.
- Disable Internet Explorer. Go to the “Set Program Access and Defaults” section, and then select the “Custom” option in “Choose a Configuration”. Expand the section, then remove the check mark next to “Enable Access To This Program” for Internet Explorer, then click “OK”.
An alternative to disabling Internet Explorer is simply installing another Internet browser and setting that browser as the “default” browser to be used. This insures that the alternative browser will always be the preferred browser on your computer. Also note that disabling Internet Explorer also disables the automatic Windows Updates as well as the automatic updates for Windows Defender.