By Deane Barker on January 23, 2005

LitePC: IEradicator – the Internet Explorer Hitman!: This is perhaps a little extreme. And given the dynamic loading that Windows apps generally do, I wonder if you’re going to wipe out some DLL that something else needs at some point?

IEradicator is a tiny, script that uses the Windows setup engine to surgically remove Internet Explorer versions 3 through 6.0 from Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium and Windows 2000(sr1).

If you are one of the 70 % for which IE is the browser that floats your boat you can reinstall the version you prefer. If not, then you can bask in the inner glow of knowing you just secured your PC from all known and unknown, past and future, IE security bugs while claiming back 30 MB of closet space. Isn’t it nice to have the choice?

What, no Windows XP version?



  1. I’m pretty sure IE got buried deep enough into XP that it isn’t subject to removal byt his method without disabling the explorer shell… (Of course, if you’ve GOT a shell ready to go to replace it, by all means, go ahead).

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