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Thread: "Add-ons are disabled" pop up keeps appearing in IE8

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    "Add-ons are disabled" pop up keeps appearing in IE8

    I am a Windows Vista user. Mostly i use Firefox as my default browser at home but need to work on Internet Explorer at office. From last few days, something is gone wrong with IE8 on my computer. I keep getting an error or pop up message saying, "Add-ons are disabled." Whereas i can see that add-ons are working. I am not able to disable those annoying pop ups. Could you guys please help me out of this ?

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    Re: "Add-ons are disabled" pop up keeps appearing in IE8

    I think the problem is caused by damaged or incompatible Internet Explorer settings or add-ons, you can usually resolve the problem by resetting Internet Explorer settings. To reset IE settings, just go through this:-

    • Exit all programs, including Internet Explorer (if it is running).
    • Click Start. Type the following command in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER:
      inetcpl.cpl
    • Click the Advanced tab.
    • Under Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Then click Reset again.
    • When Internet Explorer finishes resetting the settings, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box.
    • Start Internet Explorer again.

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    Re: "Add-ons are disabled" pop up keeps appearing in IE8

    The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature disables all toolbars, browser extensions, and customizations that you install. To use any of these disabled customizations, you must selectively enable each customization through the Manage Add-ons dialog box.

    To open Manage Add-ons, follow these steps:-
    • Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer.
    • Click the Tools button, and then click Manage Add-ons.
    • From here, you can view or manage any of the following add-on types:
      • Toolbars and Extensions. View, enable, or disable toolbars, ActiveX controls, browser helper objects (BHOs), and browser extensions.
      • Search Providers. View, change defaults, and add or remove search providers. You can also prevent programs from changing your default search provider.
      • Accelerators. View, change defaults, and add or remove Accelerators.
      • InPrivate Filtering List. View status and manage your list of blocked websites.

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    Re: "Add-ons are disabled" pop up keeps appearing in IE8

    Manage Add-ons displays add-on information in columns that you can choose to show or hide. Some add-on types have more columns than are displayed by default. To show or hide additional columns, follow these steps:-

    1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer.
    2. Click the Tools button, and then click Manage Add-ons.
    3. Under Add-on Types, click a category.
    4. Right-click any of the column headings, and then point to Columns to see the list of available columns.
    5. Click the column you want to add.
    6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each additional column you want to add.

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    Re: "Add-ons are disabled" pop up keeps appearing in IE8

    You may want to check the target on your IE shortcut. Right click your IE shortcut, select Properties and in the Target section make sure C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe is entered.

    Let me know if that works.

    Cheers,
    Feran
    Internet Explorer OUtreach Team

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    Re: "Add-ons are disabled" pop up keeps appearing in IE8

    @feranm_ie8team....Thank you very much! What you said to try did the trick. It had a few more letter's after .exe, just deleted them. I have no idea how that could've happened but I'm glad it's done with. Thanks again man.

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