What are browsing add-ons?
I have IE9 on my desktop. I keep getting a message that says "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons". What does this mean and should I do so? If I do so, am I more prone to viruses? Thanks.
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Add-ons, also known as ActiveX controls, browser extensions, browser helper objects, or toolbars, can improve your experience on a website by providing multimedia or interactive content, such as animations. However, some add-ons can cause your computer to stop responding or display content that you don't want, such as pop-up ads.
The most common kind of add ons are toolbars. While you are not more prone to virus', the add on's are extremely annoying and I disable mine.