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Internet Explorer and performance.

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    North Yorkshire
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    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    Internet Explorer and performance.


    Hi, Not really sure if this is the correct area for this query which concerns Internet Explorer's performance(?) although it was deactivated about 2 years ago via 'Turn Windows Features On/OFF'.
    As stated I deactivated IE quite some time ago and yet when running a program like Ccleaner I find that there are always Temporary Files to remove, see graphic from latest run of Ccleaner.

    Why when IE is deactivated and not in use does it still accumulate temporary files and cookies??
    Is it possible to completely remove IE. I have used Firefox for many years and am more than happy with it.
    Thank you.
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    Last edited by Yorky; 30 May 2015 at 09:11. Reason: To remove extra graphics.

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    A number of Windows components other than Internet Explorer use Temporary Internet Files. Some Windows components and third party applications use Internet Explorer components, even when the browser is disabled.

    Edit: While it is technically possible to completely remove Internet Explorer is is not a good idea. It is difficult to predict what functionality will be lost or what third applications will fail.
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  3. #3


    North Yorkshire
    Posts : 95
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks LMiller7, Point taken. I recall some years ago deactivating some other Windows unrequired program and was required to re-activate it as it too had connections to items I used. I'll leave things as they are.
    Regards
    Yorky.
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