Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareAdd-ons · 9 years ago

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.

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  • 9 years ago
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    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.

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