# Disable or Delete Internet Explorer from Windows 7

There is no good way to get rid of Internet Explorer without risking doing damage to your Windows system. It is safer to simply disable it so it cannot visit websites and websites cannot find your computer through Internet Explorer.

There are several ways to disable Internet Explorer, but the method below is simple and easy to reverse and it doesn’t interfere with the operation of Windows Update. It should also work with any modern version of Internet Explorer.