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Published on 12.07.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Toolbar Upgrade Tool in Internet Explorer

Learn how to disable Internet Explorer’s toolbar upgrade tool in Windows 7.

The toolbar upgrade tool will check to see if incompatible toolbars or browser helper objects are installed when Internet Explorer is launched. When detected the user will be prompted to update or disable the toolbar. Specific toolbars or browser helper objects that are enabled or disabled via policy will not undergo this check.

If this policy is enabled the toolbar upgrade tool will not check for incompatible toolbars. The user will not be prompted, and incompatible toolbars will run unless previously disabled through policy or the user.

If this policy is disabled or not configured the toolbar upgrade tool will check for incompatible toolbars. The user will be given the option to enable or disable incompatible toolbars. Toolbars that are enabled or disabled via policy will not undergo these checks.

Disable Toolbar Upgrade Tool in IE

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Internet Explorer, and then select Toolbars in the left column of the Group Policy editor.disable-ie-toolbar-upgrade-tool-1
  3. Double-click Turn off toolbar upgrade tool in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.disable-ie-toolbar-upgrade-tool-2

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