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How do browser add-ons affect your computer

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    Default How do browser add-ons affect your computer

    There are many users who use browser add on and some users who don't use them at all. In this thread I will explain how browser add on affect your computer, so that the users who don't use and use add on both get an insight.

    Add ons are also known as ActiveX controls, browser helper objects, toolbars or browser extensions, and these actually can help improve the browser experience, it also options for animations and content. However among these advantages add ons can also cause your computer to go slow and sometime stop responding.

    Sometimes when your computer goes slow the cause may be due to the add ons, if you are uncertain whether the add ons are what are causing the computer to work slow you may want to consider disabling the add ons.

    Disable add ons temporarily

    You need to first click on the Start button
    Select All Programs
    Click on Accessories
    Click on System Tools
    Select Internet Explorer (No Add ons)

    After disabling the add ons temporarily your computer works fine then it would be a good idea to disable the add ons permanently in the add on manager.

    Disable add ons in Add-on Manager

    Open the Internet Explorer browser
    Click on the Tools button, then select Manage Add ons
    There would be an option which says Show, click on all add ons
    Select the add on which you would like to disable and click disable
    Do the same step for any other add on you want disabled.
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    I have quite a lot of add ons on my browser, I do at times face a bit of slow browsing, and I see the reason for it. Thanks for this thread Tubelight, think I should remove some unnecessary add ons.

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    That's why I never use add ons its causes one problem or the other.

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    I have never used add ons, as I have never had the requirement neither actually looked into the different add ons you can get. What is the actual point of add ons?

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    I personally think that add ons make your browser, and you more you have the slower the browser will be. You should only have the necessary and most required add ons.

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    Having said I dont use add ons I actually I stalled an add on a few weeks ago. I had to tick a whole page of boxes and luckily for me there is an add on for this. But like mentioned before that add ons can cause problems I later in installed it.

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    Today, we are all more or less aware that we must be very careful with programs you download and install on our computers, in the same way that more and more people that you spend a little time to check requiring permits different applications on their mobile phones. But maybe what we are not is equally aware that extensions for browsers can reach also pose certain dangers, especially those that hide a great variety of extra features, such as flooding the websites we visited with spam or earn money our expense.

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    The Browser add ons I have helped me to have a faster internet connection and have a better surfing experience. I disable my add ons that can slow down my performance during times I don't need them. Usually I turn my add on application off before I close my browser so my browser will start faster. I turn them on when I am about to need them for my needs.

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    If you're using internet explorer, I don't know why anyone would use it, you're likely experience that, but all the adds-on I have used with my chrome have never slowed my surfing the net.

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    I don't remember Internet Explorer having add ons. I stopped using that browser for 15 years since I discovered firefox and I stopped using firefox when Google chrome arrived.

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    No, not at all. Maybe, if you have a lot addons, it will slow down your browser. PC, no.

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