Because Internet Explorer 11 comes preinstalled on Windows 10 — and no, you can’t uninstall it. On the left side of the Programs and Features window, you should see a link with a blue and yellow shield next to it that says Turn Windows features on or off.
How to Completely Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 10
Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Add or Remove Programs. Scroll down to Windows Internet Explorer 7, click it, and then click Change/Remove.
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While Internet Explorer cannot truly be uninstalled from your computer, disabling it will prevent it from opening things like HTML documents and PDFs. Internet Explorer was replaced by Microsoft Edge as the default browser on Windows 10 computers. As such, Internet Explorer should rarely (if ever) open by default.
Conclusion. As you can see from our little experiment, it is safe to remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10, simply because its place had already been taken by Microsoft Edge. It’s also reasonably safe to remove Internet Explorer from Windows 8.1, but only as long as you have another browser installed.
All software and browsers, in general, have security vulnerabilities. By disabling Internet Explorer, it’s one less software package to update and one less application that can be exploited — thus, making your system more secure.
Uninstalling Internet Explorer may cause your Windows computer to have problems. Even though removing the browser isn’t a wise option, you can safely disable it and use an alternative browser to access the internet.
Run the Settings app and click on Apps.
How to uninstall IE10: Start button > in the search box, type programs and features > Enter > left side, click View Installed Updates > scroll down to find Windows Internet Explorer 10 > right click > click Uninstall. Restart computer.
The following instructions apply to both Windows 7 and Windows Vista.