How Can I Remove Internet Explorer 9 From My Computer?

If you know anything about security and web browsers then you may have steered clear of Internet Explorer in recent years,¬†preferring¬†other options such as Firefox or Chrome. If that sounds like you then I would say you made the right decision as older versions of IE weren’t that secure in my opinion.

Now, however, there is a much better edition of the the Microsoft browser: Internet Explorer 9. You can download and install it here.

Internet Explorer 9

Considering the improvements that Microsoft have made I thought it would be worth a try at the very least and so I have IE9 on my desktop computer. I’ve not used it much yet so cannot really comment too much on functionality as of now but I do feel much more secure with this browser than, say, Internet Explorer 6 in the past.

Time will tell if I continue to use Internet Explorer 9 but, in any event, I wanted to know how to uninstall it from my system if I ever felt the need to do so. Read on to find out how you can remove IE9 from your computer if you decide that you don’t want to keep it.

IE9

Removing Internet Explorer 9 from your computer is very easy when you know how but some users may get a little bit baffled by the fact that it can’t be uninstalled like a regular program via the Programs control panel.

uninstall internet explorer 9

So this is what you need to do to find and remove IE9:

Click on the Start Panel and then click on Control Panel. From the screen you see now click on ‘Uninstall a program’ from the Programs section, just as you would to remove any other program. You won’t, however, see Internet Explorer 9 listed here so what you will need to do is click on ‘View installed updates’ which can be found at the top left of the screen.

You will then be presented with a list of all the installed updates on your computer. I re-ordered mine to take the screenshot above but it is likely that Internet Explorer 9 will be the very last entry at the bottom of the screen. Click on this and then click on Uninstall on the top bar. To complete the uninstallation process you will have to restart your computer.

You have now removed IE9 from your system.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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  1. victor Otero says:

    I have a question….
    Do Lee worsks for Microsoft in any way?

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