How To Remove/Uninstall Internet Explorer In Windows?

Internet Explorer is one of the first web browsers used more than two decades. In the Windows 95 operating system Internet Explorer was very popular to browse internet. But days have changed and today Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge is the most popular web browsers. The Internet Explorer is replaced with the Microsoft Edge. As a non popular and unused web browser how can we remove the Internet Explorer.

Remove/Uninstall Internet Explorer via Control Panel

The Add/Remove Programs can be used to remove or uninstall the Internet Explorer. The Add/Remove Programs can be opened in different ways but typing remove in the Start Menu lists it. alternatively navigate to the Control Panel and click to the Add or remove programs.

Open Add/Remove Programms

In the Apps&Features screen click to the Optional features as the Internet Exploerer is installed as Windows Feature not a 3rd party application. If you are using Windows 8 or Windows 7 click to the Turn Windows Features on or off .

Windows Optional Features

In the Optional features screen the Internet Explorer 11 is listed like below. Just click on it and click to the Uninstall button which automatically starts the uninstallation process.

Remove/Uninstall Internet Explorer via PowerShel

The PowerShell can be used to remove Internet Explorer via command line interface. This can be very useful to remove explorer in multiple systems by running this PowerShell script. The removal of the Internet Explorer via PowerShell requires administrative privileges which can be provided by opening or running PowerShell as administrator. As the Internet Explorer is provided Windows Feature the Disable-WindowsOptional-Feature is used. The feature name is provided with the option -Feature .

Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64 –Online

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