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Prevent installation of IE toolbars?

Prevent installation of IE toolbars?

If there is one thing I would like to see become a standard feature in Internet Explorer it would be the ability to prevent installation of damn toolbars and for those preventative measures to be enforced by default. It would then be an option (a hard-to-find one, preferably) to enable installation. Disallowing toolbars in IE would make Windows suck so much less for the average user, and it wouldn't be a problem for the advanced users, because we tend to use alternative browsers anyway.

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Guest [Entry]

"There is this setting in IE8 and IE9 Beta (which works perfectly for me).

I cannot tell if it is in earlier versions as well, as I have only got my laptop here with me.

It does not stop Flash player from working, so should work fine for you."
Guest [Entry]

My first suggestion to avoid having this sort of problem is to install and use Firefox instead. Second I would watch every new app you install like a hawk. I have noticed some very inconspicuous ways software providers are able to get you to accept the installation of one toolbar or another.