How to Disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer in Windows 10

Internet Explorer 11 lets you disable JavaScript for better security. Here are the exact steps to fully disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer.

At this point in time, Internet Explorer is outdated and generally not that good in terms of performance, security, or features. There are much better alternative browsers like the new Edge, Chrome, or Firefox for your day to day browsing tasks. In fact, you can even Enable Internet Explorer mode in Edge. That being said, there might be situations where you are forced to use Internet Explorer. This is especially true in the case of old websites or services specifically designed for Internet Explorer, office environments, etc.

Even though you are forced to use Internet Explorer from time to time, there is no need to put yourself at risk. To reduce the security concerns and be safe while using Internet Explorer, you can disable JavaScript. Once disabled, some interactive functions of some websites may not work. However, that shouldn’t be a problem as most websites designed for Internet Explorer will work fine without JavaScript.

So, without any delay, let me show you the steps to fully disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10.

Steps to Disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer

These are the steps you should follow to fully turn off JavaScript in Internet Explorer. The steps shown below are for IE 11 and will also work in Windows 8, 8.1, and 7.

  1. First, open the Internet Explorer browser. You can do that by searching for it in the Start menu.
  2. Now, click on the “Settings” icon. You will see it as a gear icon to the top-right corner.
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  3. Select “Internet Options” from the list.
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  4. Here, go to the “Security” tab.
  5. Now, click on the “Custom Level” button under “Security Level for this Zone” section.
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  6. Scroll down and find the “Scripting” section.
  7. Here, select the “Disabled” option under “Active Scripting“.
  8. Click the “Ok” button to save changes.
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  9. Click “Yes” to confirm the changes.
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  10. In the main window, click “Apply” and “Ok” buttons.
  11. Finally, restart the Internet Explorer browser.

That is it. With that, you have completely disabled the JavaScript in Internet Explorer. From now on, whenever you visit a website in the Intenet Explorer, it will not be able to load any JavaScript.

As I said before, most modern websites and services designed specifically for IE should be able to function without JavaScript, albeit with reduced functionality. For example, if a form or widget on a webpage requires JavaScript, then it many not work.

To enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer, go to “Settings → Internet Options → Security → Custom Level”, and select “Enabled” under “Active Scripting”.

That is all. I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you no longer need IE 11, you can uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10.

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