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How Do I Remove Internet Explorer® From Windows® 7

December 06, 2011  |  Difficulty: Medium

How to to easily uninstall Internet Explorer® 8 (IE8) or Internet Explorer® 9 (IE9)

Windows® 7 includes a relatively easy way to uninstall the Internet Explorer® web browser and remove it from the system. Those who use other Internet browsers often leave Internet Explorer® 8 (IE8) or Internet Explorer® 9 (IE9) on their computers, as it is a small application and they typically have sufficient space on their hard disks. However, many users want to remove Internet Explorer® for moral reasons, rather than to save space. The instructions below describe how to easily uninstall IE8 or IE9.


  1. Go to “Start > Control Panel >Programs”.
  2. Click on the “Programs and Features” category.
  3. In left pane, click on the “Turn Windows features on or off” link.
  4. A list of all of the installed components will be displayed. Find the Internet Explorer® web browser and deselect the checkbox next to it. Confirm your selection by clicking on the “YES” button.
  5. Click the “OK” button to start the removal process.


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