Disabling Browser Add-Ons

How to disable browser add-ons and extensions in IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

What Are Add-Ons and Extensions?

Add-ons and extensions give your web browser features beyond those that come with the browser. Examples include pop-up blockers, stock tickers, weather toolbars, etc.

Why Disable an Add-On or Extension?

These are usually made by third parties (not the people who made the browser), and can sometimes contain code that makes your browser sluggish, behave erratically, or even do malicious things. 

How to Disable Add-Ons and Extensions

Internet Explorer Add-Ons

Safari (OS X) Extensions and Plugins

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