How to Disable Shell Extensions with ShellExView
Sometimes, if you want something done right then you’ve got to do it yourself.
The problem is, most people lack the right amount of tech savvy to alter their devices the way that they want, without causing more damage in the process. ShellExView takes some of the danger out of performing edits to your Windows device.
If you want to safely disable some of the shell extensions on your computer but aren’t sure where to start, ShellExView will make the process simple for you.
Hiding in Plain Sight
Shell extensions have plenty of legitimate applications. They may be a peripheral part of a download that is simply tagging along with the main component under the same shell, but they can also be insidious forms of adware that are difficult to detect since they look legitimate.
Whether you just no longer need all of the extras associated with a program, or you suspect a shell extension of causing some issues on your device, disabling them safely isn’t a bad idea.
A Few Simple Steps
Many shell extensions are installed automatically by Windows when downloaded, and programs will sometimes install additional shell extensions on their own, too. The problem is that disabling shell extensions can traditionally only be done by editing your Windows registry, unless you download ShellExView.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed the program, open it and you’ll see a list of all your device’s shell extensions. You can organize them in a number of different ways, but once you locate the one you want to disable, simply highlight it and choose “disable” from the menu across the top of the program.
Disabling shell extensions can solve a number of pesky problems, but it should only be done with the right program when you’re confident that you aren’t risking your computer’s overall health.