With the final release of Microsoft’s newest Web Browser Egde (https://www.microsoft.com/edge) recently as a Chromium Based Browser, it’s now time to completely stop using Internet Explorer as a Web Browser on your PC.
Microsoft’s own security chief has warned millions of people who continue to use Internet Explorer as a default web browser are placing themselves in “peril”.
The company, which first developed Internet Explorer in 1995, is no longer supporting new development for the web browser. Continued use of the software is potentially risky, according to Chris Jackson, Microsoft’s worldwide lead for cyber security.
Internet Explorer has increasingly fallen out of favour for both users and developers amid the rise of alternatives like Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari, which have grabbed an increasing share of the web browser market.
How to Completely Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 10
Windows 10 comes bundled with a nifty new browser called Edge. Although it looks a little like Internet Explorer, it’s a huge improvement over the browser everyone loved to hate. That said, Windows 10 also came with Internet Explorer, mostly for legacy use.
Here’s how to completely remove it from your Windows computer so you don’t put your security at risk.
1. Click the Start icon and type the word Control Panel and then select Control Panel when it appears.
2. Click Programs.
3. Choose Programs & Features.
4. In the left sidebar, select Turn Windows features on or off.
5. Uncheck the box next to Internet Explorer 11.
6. Select Yes from the pop-up dialogue.
Once your system Reboots, Internet Explorer will have been removed from Windows.