Need to modify tools menu in Internet Explorer 6.0
Asked by: doodkj-ga
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03 Apr 2004 20:23 PST
Expires: 03 May 2004 21:23 PDT
Question ID: 324789
DELL and MS (KB) sites have failed me in numerous seeks of info or instructions on how to modify the TOOLS pull-down menu in IE6. Mine has two unwanted entries, 1 is MS Encarta, which I don't mind because i suspect where it came from and know it is "clean", and one which is called: GetThis4Free -which is a cancerous porn site that either spyware or a friend inadvertently hooked up to. (There is no GetThis4Free entry to addAndREMOVE pgms, although it is a progy(.exe).) Linking to the website GetThis4Free.com looks like asking for help (there) will make things worse, although an "image" of a news page seems to reference "adding stuff to your TOOLS Menu". One can add or remove tool bar items easily, but nowhere have i found how to add or remove TOOLS MENU options (in IE6.) By the way, my TOOLS MENU has 1)Mail-and-News, 2)Synchronize 3)WindowsUpdate 4)GetThis4Free 5)Define 6)Encarta Encylopedia 7)Internet Options I am using WIn ME on DELL PC. Can someone please tell me how to remove an entry from this menu, step-by-step. Thank you.
Re: Need to modify tools menu in Internet Explorer 6.0
Answered By: robertskelton-ga on 03 Apr 2004 21:32 PST
Hi J, I'm glad it worked, and it has also prompted me to remove similar clutter from my own browser! The answer is to edit the registry, easily achieved in Windows by clicking on Start and selecting Run, then entering: regedit Drill down until you get to this location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions ...and look for an entry that mentions GetThis4Free. Delete the entry, save the registry, reboot and it should be gone. This procedure should work for deleting anything in the Tools menu, or for that matter, you could add a program. Adding a program is described on Microsoft's site (although, typically, they do not address deleting entries) http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/browser/ext/tutorials/menu.asp Search keywords: site:microsoft.com "from the tools menu" remove "internet explorer" Best wishes, robertskelton-ga
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Re: Modifying Tools Menu in IE 6
From: paresh_pandit-ga on 16 Aug 2004 21:54 PDT
Sir(s) I ran regedit and browsed to the said key... There, i could find items in the Tools Menu... However, the one i wanted to remove, was not listed... I have checked all keys properly with their Button_Texts anURLs... It seems to be absent there [while others are present]... What should I go now? Where could be that key? Any and all help is highly appreciated... Thanks...
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