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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Hide Internet Explorer From Being Accessed

You might be asking yourself: Why would I want to hide Internet Explorer? There are many reasons:
  • It saves desktop space so hiding IE will reduce clutter.
  • IE is the browser of choice for viruses and is full of security vulnerabilities.
  • If you're setting up a new computer for your parents or someone elderly, you can steer them away from IE for their own protection by making it hard for them to access it.
  • If you're using Firefox, Internet Explorer is just extra baggage.
Although there might be times when you need to use IE such as when you're visiting Windows Update, at other times a more secure browser like Firefox will usually work better. While this won't delete Internet Explorer from your system, it'll remove a few shortcuts to IE.

To hide IE,

1. Go to Start->Control Panel and open up Add or Remove Programs.

2. Select Set Program Access and Defaults.

3. Expand Custom by clicking on it.

4. Uncheck the box next to Internet Explorer labeled "Enable access to this program" and click OK.


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Reader Comments:

Sweet tip! thanks! You saved another soul from a phishing attack! :) I filed this at howtohut


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