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Published: October 21, 2012 | Applies to:

This tutorial will show you how to open Internet Explorer 10 in No-Add-ons mode with add-ons turned off in Windows 7, 8.

By default, Internet Explorer 10 have add-ons enabled. Add-ons, also known as ActiveX controls, browser extensions, browser helper objects or toolbars, can improve your experience on a website by enabling content such as high-quality animations.

However, some add-ons can also malfunction or display content that you don’t want, such as pop-up ads. When an add-on, such as a toolbar, is installed on your computer, it becomes part of your browser and operating system.

In some cases these programs might contain spyware. In the worst case, a malfunctioning add-on might affect the performance of your computer or cause problems accessing the Internet.

In this article we’ll let you know, how could you open the new Internet Explorer (IE 10) in no-add-ons mode. Here is the way to create a shortcut to get such kind of IE directly…

How To : Always Open Internet Explorer 10 In No-Add-ons Mode

1. Right click on Desktop, and click New -> Shortcut.

2. Type the following location for the shortcut:

“%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” -extoff

3. Finish the shortcut creation wizard by giving your shortcut a name. That’s it, IE is ready for you in non-add-ons flavor.

However, you can also download the ready made shortcut in case you’re feeling any issue in creating the shortcut using following link:


Hope you find the tip useful!

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