In Windows 7, uninstalling programs or applications is simple, fast, and easy. This, however, does not hold true for Internet Explorer (IE10), the latest version of Internet Explorer, a popular web browser from Microsoft. IE10 has had a mixed reception; some like it, while many others don’t.
IE10 cannot be removed via the Control Panel
If you are unhappy with IE 10, you can safely remove it and install IE9. However, as said before, the process of removing IE10 is a bit tricky. You cannot remove it through the Control Panel, because IE10 does not appear in the list of installed programs.
Instead, it is present in the “Turn Windows features on or off” section. However, you must not uncheck the box before IE10 here. Users who do this will find themselves without IE. In other words, unchecking the box before IE10 will leave you with no working version of this web browser.
Rolling back to IE9
In Windows 7, IE10 is not installed as a feature or program, but as an update, and that’s why its name is absent in the list of installed programs.
To remove IE10 and roll back to the previous IE version, i.e. IE9, perform the following steps:
- Click Start
- Click Control Panel
- Click Program and Features
- Click View installed updates listed on to identify the update that resulted in installation of IE10
- Right-click this update and select Uninstall
- Restart your Windows computer after uninstalling is complete
On restart, you will find IE9 running instead of IE10.
Windows 7 is significantly better than Vista, just like Windows 8 is an improvement over Windows 7. With each new version, Windows becomes faster and safer. Nevertheless, irrespective of the version of Windows installed, one cannot do without a reliable antivirus tool. Such tools protect your Windows PC or laptop from Internet security threats and help remove malware in case it becomes infected.
If you have bought a new Windows computer and are looking to purchase an antivirus tool, here are some tips that will help you.
- Listen to what other users are saying – As far as an antivirus software application is concerned, it is better you go with the trusted names. Check out different online forums to learn which protection tool is considered to be the best.
- Compatibility – This is not an issue for people who have newer Windows versions like Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista. However, people with older Windows versions must confirm the compatibility of an antivirus tool before purchasing it.
- Performance – Some antivirus tool are notorious for causing system freeze-ups during scans. There is no point in investing in such software as there are many good antivirus tools in the market that are effective.