Does your computer browse the internet slower than usual? Are there new icons and search buttons mysteriously making their way onto your Internet Explorer browser? Does Internet Explorer shut down unexpectedly? Then you may have an internet browser full of unnecessary toolbars and add-ons.
Give it a few hours and after surfing the internet you may unknowingly download a toolbar or add-on onto your Internet Explorer. These items will forever be reloaded into your Internet Explorer every time you browse the internet. Toolbars like The Weather Channel or AOL seem convenient but they bring instability to Internet Explorer. Microsoft themselves have stated that the reason Internet Explorer may become instable is from all of the toolbars and add-ons that other parties have developed to promote products.
Removing these toolbars and add-ons will clean up your Internet Explorer browser and speed up your Internet Browsing experience. To do this, click on Tools located on the menu bar. Then at the bottom of the Tools window, click on Internet Options. Click on the Advanced tab in the upper right hand corner. Then click on the Reset button at the bottom right hand corner. Check the box to delete personal settings, then click Reset. If you have saved passwords to certain websites in Internet Explorer, leave this box unchecked and click Reset. You will have to close and re open Internet Explorer to complete the clean up. This will reset Internet Explorer to its default settings by removing cookies, clearing your history, and temporary files that slow down Internet Explorer’s performance.