This article describes the steps to disable the third-party tool bands and Browser Helper Objects that you installed for use with Internet Explorer. You may have to disable these features when you have to troubleshoot Internet Explorer problems.
How to disable third-party tool bands and Browser Helper ObjectsTo disable the tool bands and Browser Helper Objects, follow these steps:
- Close all instances of Internet Explorer, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click Internet Options.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- Under Browsing, click to clear the Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart) check box.
- Restart Internet Explorer.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MainA tool band is a band object that was introduced with Internet Explorer 5 to support the Radio Toolbar feature. This feature can put a window on a band that is contained by the Rebar control that holds the toolbars in Internet Explorer. For additional information about tool bands, visit the following Microsoft website: