Uninstall Internet Explorer® 8 from Windows® 7
What are the guidelines to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7?
Windows 7 is one of the most reliable and secure Operating Systems out on the market. This OS has many advanced features for all those users who have to stay online. The inbuilt Windows Defender security software, two-way firewall etc are some of them. Internet Explorer is the Internet browser from Microsoft. This browser has been incorporated in almost all Windows Operating Systems and it has undergone many changes over the years. Internet Explorer 8 is the latest version of the browser and it comes pre-installed with Windows 7. This browser can cater to all kinds of requirements that users might have when they are online. Internet Explorer 8 is safer and faster than any other browser. Internet Explorer 8 can also be customized with themes and many add-ons which would improve the overall functionality of the browser. Internet Explorer 8 can be also uninstalled from Windows 7 OS. The 'Add/remove Windows components' tab in the 'Control panel' can be used to remove Internet Explorer 8 from your computer operating on Windows 7 (by unchecking the Internet Explorer 8 box in the respective column).
Following details mentioned below will give users more information on need to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 from Windows 7:
- Malware infections
- Compatibility problems
Malware can infect any computer connected to the Internet. Although Windows 7 is immune from majority of older malware in existence, it might still get infected with some newer kinds of malware. As Internet Explorer 8 is used to browse the Internet, the malware has a chance to infect the browser first. If Internet Explorer 8 installed on your computer got infected with a malware that is causing issues like home page changing automatically, search redirecting to unwanted websites etc., then the Internet Explorer 8 application would have to be uninstalled to get rid of issues.
If Windows 7 users are getting errors during the operation of Internet Explorer 8 that is making browsing and all other Internet related activities impossible, then it would have to be uninstalled from the system. Such errors might be because some of the system files or registry entries associated with Internet Explorer 8 got permanently damaged and such errors can be only solved by uninstalling and then reinstalling the browser.
Even though Internet Explorer 8 is totally compatible with Windows 7, it might not be the same with other applications. If users are having compatibility issues with some integrated application with Internet Explorer 8 such as download accelerators or some uploading softwares and these applications are very essential for the user, then the Internet Explorer 8 would have to be uninstalled and replaced with a compatible browser (with respect to the application).
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