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Unread 28-08-2007, 06:49 AM   #1
David Walker
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Remove Browser Extensions?

I see that in IE7, Tools, Manage Add-Ons:

We can Enable or Disable "Browser Extensions", "ActiveX Controls", and
"Browser Helper Objects".

The only things we can DELETE are ActiveX Controls.

Why can't we delete Browser Extensions, or Browser Helper Objects?

I have tried a couple of third-party rools like BHO Demon, and Browser
Extension Manager (which is old). IE itself should let us delete the
things we don't want.

My roommate's system lists some of the Browser Extensions two or three
times (with the same Name and File).

The third-party Browser Extension Manager tells me that I have the ActiveX
Control called HHCtrl Object three times -- twice disabled and once
enabled.

The file for all three is C:\Windows\System\hhctrl.ocx.

How screwed up is that?

I must have three Registry entries that all point to this same file, and
two of them are probably marked Disabled, and one is marked Enabled. This
item doesn't show up in IE7's list of add-ons to manage.

Some things like Moneyside Control (from Microsoft Money), I want to
DELETE, not just disable. Microsoft Money doesn't give me a way to delete
it -- the control is not listed in Add/Remove Programs.

One friend's system, where Fash9c.ocx keeps crashing, has Flash9c.ocx
listed multiple times in IE7's list of add-ons. It seems that deleting the
redundant (disabled) entries would be a good place to start.

Why aren't we given more control over this in the built-in Microsoft tool?

Thanks.

David Walker

 
Unread 28-08-2007, 06:49 AM   #2
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Re: Remove Browser Extensions?

You can delete ActiveX Controls. You can uninstall everything else.
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
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David Walker wrote:
> I see that in IE7, Tools, Manage Add-Ons:
>
> We can Enable or Disable "Browser Extensions", "ActiveX Controls", and
> "Browser Helper Objects".
>
> The only things we can DELETE are ActiveX Controls.
>
> Why can't we delete Browser Extensions, or Browser Helper Objects?
>
> I have tried a couple of third-party rools like BHO Demon, and Browser
> Extension Manager (which is old). IE itself should let us delete the
> things we don't want.
>
> My roommate's system lists some of the Browser Extensions two or three
> times (with the same Name and File).
>
> The third-party Browser Extension Manager tells me that I have the ActiveX
> Control called HHCtrl Object three times -- twice disabled and once
> enabled.
>
> The file for all three is C:\Windows\System\hhctrl.ocx.
>
> How screwed up is that?
>
> I must have three Registry entries that all point to this same file, and
> two of them are probably marked Disabled, and one is marked Enabled. This
> item doesn't show up in IE7's list of add-ons to manage.
>
> Some things like Moneyside Control (from Microsoft Money), I want to
> DELETE, not just disable. Microsoft Money doesn't give me a way to delete
> it -- the control is not listed in Add/Remove Programs.
>
> One friend's system, where Fash9c.ocx keeps crashing, has Flash9c.ocx
> listed multiple times in IE7's list of add-ons. It seems that deleting
> the
> redundant (disabled) entries would be a good place to start.
>
> Why aren't we given more control over this in the built-in Microsoft tool?
>
> Thanks.
>
> David Walker


 
Unread 10-02-2009, 11:05 PM   #3
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Re: Remove Browser Extensions?

<<You can delete ActiveX Controls. You can uninstall everything else>>

How can I uninstall everything else? I've got some screwy browser extension (in IE7) that is identified only through a code number. No listed owner, nothing. I've got it disabled, and it doesn't seem to do any harm, but it sure looks suspicious. I've been wanting to get rid of that thing for years. How do I uninstall it? It doesn't show up in the add/remove programs section of the Windows program manager.

Thanks in advance.
 
 

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