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How to improve your Internet experience by disabling browser extensions 

Useful though they may be, a bevy of browser extensions can actually have a detrimental effect on your browsing. Aside from the extensions you choose to download yourself, your browser may be hosting some add-ons you may not be entirely aware of, some of which you definitely will not need. Luckily it couldn’t be simpler to disable these add-ons, no matter what browser you happen to be using. Follow these easy steps below to get going.


Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Type chrome://extensions/ into the address bar.
  3. You will find a list of extensions. Go through them to uncheck what you would like to disable. You will also find a trashcan icon next to each one should you prefer to actively delete the add-on.


Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox and click the Firefox button at the top of the window.
  2. Click the Tools menu and select Add-ons.
  3. In the Add-ons window, go through the list to disable or uninstall any add-ons you choose.


Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to Tools on the right of the toolbar.
  3. Go to Manage Add-ons and select Enable or disable Add-ons.
  4. Click on the add-on you would like to disable. When the Enable or Disable prompt opens up, check Disable. Click OK to finish.



  1. Open Safari.
  2. Go to the Safari menu and click Preferences.
  3. Go to the Extensions tab.
  4. Choose the extension you would like to disable. At the top-right of the window, toggle the button to Off. If you want to completely remove the Add-On, click Uninstall.


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