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Published on 06.08.09 by Brent Trahan

Turn Off Suggestions for User-installed Providers in Internet Explorer

Learn how to turn off suggestions for user-installed Internet Explorer search providers in Windows 7.

This policy setting allows you to turn off suggestions for all user-installed search providers.

If you enable this policy setting, users will not be able to view suggestions for all user-installed search providers.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users will be able to choose to view suggestions for all user-installed search providers that offer suggestions.

Turn Off Suggestions for User-installed Providers

  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, and then select Internet Explorer in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Turn off suggestions for all user-installed providers in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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