Simple Steps To Completely Remove Internet Explorer From Windows Vista And XP

All editions of Windows Operating System come with Internet Explorer as its default browser. Though Microsoft is inclined towards Internet Explorer, this browser possesses minimum features and maximum bugs.  Internet Explorer doesn’t meet user requirements as compared to various other superior browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

If you are a Windows Vista or Windows XP user and do not use Internet Explorer, you might as well uninstall it from your computer. For doing so, you need to follow some simple steps as mentioned below.



For Windows XP:

  • Click on the Start button to open Start Menu and choose “Control Panel”. Select “Add/Remove Programs.
  • Check the check box for the option “Show Updates”.
  • Look for “Internet Explorer “within the list of programs.
  • Once you find it, click on the option “Remove” so as to remove/ uninstall Internet Explorer.



For Windows Vista:

  • Click on Start button to display the Start Menu. Go to “Control Panel”.
  • Check at the upper-left of the window for “Control Panel Home” and click on it so as to deactivate classic view.
  • Choose the option “Uninstall a Program” and then select “View installed updates”.
  • Windows will take some time to display the list of all installed updates on your system.
  • Once the complete list appears, go through the list to locate Internet Explorer.
  • Once found, highlight it and click on the option “uninstall” located on the top of the list.  


The above procedure will completely remove Internet Explorer from your system.


  1. You are wrong. This does not remove IE from Windows XP. All it does is delete a few icons, and program associations. If you look inside your Program Files (C:\Program Files), you’ll find that IE is still there.