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Allow third-party browser extensions

This policy setting allows you to manage whether Internet Explorer will launch COM add-ons known as browser helper objects such as toolbars. Browser helper objects may contain flaws such as buffer overruns which impact Internet Explorer’s performance or stability. If you enable this policy setting Internet Explorer automatically launches any browser helper objects that are installed on the user’s computer. If you disable this policy setting browser helper objects do not launch. If you do not configure this policy Internet Explorer automatically launches any browser helper objects that are installed on the user’s computer.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main # Enable Browser Extensions

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Advanced Page

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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