How to disable or remove browser extensions
All Internet browsers allow for the use of extensions, which are small programs that extend the functionality of a browser. This document contains information on how to disable or remove an extension. To proceed, select your Internet browser from the list below and follow the instructions.
If you are using Microsoft Edge, follow these steps.
- Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
- Select More from the upper-right corner of the screen.
- In the drop-down menu that appears, select Extensions.
- From the list that appears, right-click on the extension you would like to remove, and then select Turn off to disable the extension OR Uninstall to remove it.
If you are using Google Chrome, follow these steps.
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
- In the drop-down menu that appears, select More tools, and then Extensions.
- In the Extensions tab, find the extension that you want to disable or remove.
- To disable the extension, uncheck the box next to Enabled. To remove it, click the trash can icon.
If you are using Firefox, follow these steps.
- Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In the upper-right corner of the browser window, click the Open Menu icon.
- From the drop-down menu that appears, select the add-ons icon.
- In the window that opens, click Extensions on the left menu.
- Locate the extension you're interested in disabling or removing.
- On the right side of the extension, select Disable or Remove.
If you are using Opera, follow these steps.
- Open the Opera browser.
- Click the icon in the upper-left corner.
- Select Extensions, then Extensions again.
- To disable the add-on, click the Disable button.
- To uninstall the add-on, move your mouse to the upper-right corner of the add-on, and an X icon should appear. Click it to remove the add-on.
If you are using Internet Explorer, follow these steps.
- Open the Internet Explorer browser.
- Click on the icon and select Manage add-ons.
- In the Manage add-ons window, find the add-on you're interested in removing from the list on the right.
- Select it and click on the Disable button at the bottom right as shown in the picture below.
- The add-on should now be disabled.
Note: To fully remove an add-on, you'll need to find the location where the add-on files were installed and delete them manually. Windows users may also be able to uninstall add-on files through Add/Remove programs.
- How to add extensions to your browser.
- How to enable plugins in the Google Chrome browser.
- See our plugin definition for further information and related links.
- Internet browser help and support.