IE6/IE7: Remove Items from Tools Menu

   Posted January 13, 2007 by David Kirk in Browsers

Many programs install unwanted entries in Internet Explorer’s Tools Menu. This tutorial will show you how to remove these entries by editing your registry.

Editing your registry can be dangerous. Only do this if you are comfortable and experience with regediting.

The screenshots here are for IE7; however, the steps are exactly the same for IE6.

Here I will remove the entry to

How to Remove Unwanted Items from the Tools Menu:

1. Click Start
2. Click Run
3. Type Regedit and hit Enter
4. Browse to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
5. Click on each of the keys here and look at the button text to see which one you want to delete.

6. Right-click on the correct key and select Delete from the context menu. Confirm deletion.
7. You may have more than one you want to delete. Repeat as needed.
8. Close regedit and reload your browser. The entries should be gone.


About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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