Manage Add-ons

When you use Internet Explorer 9, you might see notifications about different add-ons you’ve installed. In some cases, add-ons can affect the performance of your browser. These notifications can help you decide what you want to do with your add-ons.

Rather than waiting for notifications to alert you to add-ons and how they might be affecting your browser’s performance, there’s an easy way to view and manage all of your add-ons: Click the Tools menu, and then click Manage Add-ons.

Manage Add-ons
The Manage Add-ons window

Under Add-on Types, you’ll see the different add-on categories. Select an add-on to see information like its name, publisher, version, and type in the details section of the window. Depending on the type of add-on it is, you can disable or enable it, or remove it entirely. Before you disable or remove an add-on, keep in mind that some webpages, or Internet Explorer itself, might not display correctly if certain add-ons are disabled.

To see other choices you have, like which columns to show or how to sort each type of add-on, right-click an add-on. You can also find more add-ons or learn more about each type using the links in the lower-left corner of the window.

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