How to Completely Disable Internet Explorer?

There’s no uncertainty to say that Internet Explorer has been one of the prime targets of attack for spyware merchants and other malicious attackers. That’s why a lot of people have decided to change browsers for their web surfing, from Internet Explorer to start using another browser in order to surf the internet safely.

If you are using another web browser and don’t tend to use Internet Explorer anymore, there will be a case to be made that you ought to remove it from your computer system. In spite of everything, it is a potential security risk, so if you don’t need it, you should get rid of it. Thus, this article is something that is going to help you in doing so.

Expect getting rid of the IE is not that straightforward. In actual fact, with the Windows’ later versions, no reasonable ways of deleting it have been found without risking crippling Windows itself. However, that could not stop individuals from trying to remove the IE; still, several techniques can be found documented on various websites. Rather than removing the IE, I prefer an easy and the safer approach of disabling it. No doubt that it is somewhere going to provide the less significant degree of security as compared to a complete removal. But the cost you have to pay for it is just a small price when compared to the cost of potentially de-stabilizing Windows.

There have been many disabling techniques around, but I recommend the method that is given below as it’s the easiest and most straightforward way to reverse. And this method doesn’t tend to get in the form of the Windows Update service’s operation. Moreover, it is expected to work with any of the modern versions of the Internet Explorer.

Follow the steps mentioned below to know how you can disable the Internet Explorer on your PC:

  1. Open the Internet Explorer.
  2. Select the Tools from IE.
  3. Tap on the Internet options.
  4. Tap on the Connections option.
  5. Then tap on the LAN Settings.
  6. Now you will need to place a tick-mark in the checkbox located next to “Use a Proxy Server for your LAN.”
  7. Here you have to type “” in the address box.
  8. And then type “80” in the Port box.

Note: Remember that you should not type in the quote marks. Type in just what’s inside them.

  1. Click the OK button.
  2. You have successfully done a set up a dummy proxy server “” that works almost nowhere.

With the use of these setting, Internet Explorer cannot make an HTML connection to the internet and vice versa because IE merely has and effectively been disabled. There’s no unusual thing in the “” address; any former proxy address would be useful as well. I’ve shown you that particular address to keep things uncomplicated.

What If You Ever Want To Re-Enable The Internet Explorer?

You can start it up again, to do so open the IE, and select Tools then go to the Internet Options and tap the Connections then click on the LAN Settings from the toolbar and remove the tick-mark from the checkbox. However, you can select the “Use a Proxy Server for your LAN” option as usual.

Thank you for reading this article; I hope that the information provided will be useful to you.

Edward Lewis is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. He writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

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