How can I get Internet Explorer to run again?

Episode 1273 (1:37:51)

Mike from Cypress, CA

Mike's browser, Internet Explorer, has stopped working. He can't get it to run. He tried to reset it, but that didn't work. Leo says it could be a plugin that's gone bad, or there's a bad file in the cache, so resetting the browser is always a good first step. After that, he may have to reinstall Internet Explorer. While he can't uninstall the program, he can uninstall the updates.

From the chatroom - Launch Internet Explorer with no add-ons to eliminate the plugins. To do that, launch it in safe mode. To do that, he'll have to use the command line. "-ext off" will turn off all extensions. He can find out more on this from this page at

Or he could just use Chrome.