Removing Internet Explorer for good

  Doire_Bhoy 11:59 21 Dec 2005
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I want to remove IE6 from a childs pc for good and leave no traces of it. Is this possible?

Thanks.

  AndySD 12:15 21 Dec 2005

No its an intragal part of windows. What is the idea behind removing it as there may be other options.

  Doire_Bhoy 12:17 21 Dec 2005

If i delete the desktop shortcut etc...is there any way of stopping them from reinstalling it?

  De Marcus™ 12:20 21 Dec 2005

You can remove shortcuts to it by using add/remove programs > then add/remove windows components, it doesn't uninstall the program but does remove it from the start menu, etc.

  Jdoki 12:21 21 Dec 2005

No, deleting the shortcuts will not uninstall IE. As previous poster said - it's integral to Windows (by the way any window you open in could be used to surf the net if the address bar option is on).

Your best bet is to look for a program like Net Nanny, and lock out access that way.

  VoG II 12:58 21 Dec 2005

click here but NOT for Windows XP.

  rawprawn 15:28 21 Dec 2005

If it's a child and you don't want them to go on the web, why not simply take the modem out of the computer.

  interzone55 15:45 21 Dec 2005

Windows used the Internet Explorer code in all sorts of modules, such as all the Explorer windows. Also applications such as Word use IE code as well.

There are ways of removing IE, but you will virtually cripple the PC.

If you want to block Internet Access remove the modem, if you want to limit or control access install Net Nanny or similar.

If you simply want your child to use a different browser then you can install Firefox or Opera and ensure it is the default browser.

  ade.h 16:52 21 Dec 2005

You could even use the program control of your firewall to prevent IE from loading. It would not affect other apps or OS components, but you would no longer be able to use the Windows Update website.

  ade.h 16:53 21 Dec 2005

That's assuming you are trying to stop the use of IE.

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