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.
- Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
- Select More from the upper right-hand 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.
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon in the upper right-hand 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.
- Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In the upper right-hand 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-hand menu.
- Locate the extension you're interested in disabling or removing.
- On the right-hand side of the extension, select Disable or Remove.
- Open the Opera browser.
- Click the icon in the upper left-hand 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-hand corner of the add-on, and an should appear. Click it to remove the add-on.
- 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.