What Is an IE Addon?

This section provides a quick introduction of IE (Internet Explorer) addon programs.

IE (Internet Explorer) Addon is nice feature which allows Microsoft and 3rd party providers to develop and install different types of utility tools for your IE browser. Examples of IE addons are:

To get a list of addons currently installed on your IE 10, click menu "Tools > Manage add-ons". The Manage Add-ons dialog box shows up listing all addon programs as shown in this picture:
IE Addon Program List

As you can see in the picture above, IE 10 divides addons into 5 groups:

IE addon can offer you nice tools, but it can also bring you problems. You need review each groups of addons and disable or remove some of them to avoid security and performance problems.

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

What Is an IE Addon?

 Removing IE Search Provider Addons

 Disabling IE Addon "Google Toolbar"

 Removing IE Addon "Google Toolbar"

 Disabling IE Addon "Yahoo! Toolbar"

 Removing IE Addon "Yahoo! Toolbar"

 Disabling IE Addon "Bing Toolbar"

 Removing IE Addon "Bing Toolbar"

 Removing IE Addon "PDF Link Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Skype Browser Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Lync Browser Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Java Plug in SSV Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Shockwave Flash Object"

 Removing IE Addon "Groove GFS Browser Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Office Document Cache Handler"

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version