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.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 6.0 in Windows 2003 Service Pack 1
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Value NameEnable Browser Extensions
Value TypeREG_SZ
Enabled Valueyes
Disabled Valueno

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