How to Uninstall Edge Extensions: 4 Ways to Pick From

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Key notes

  • Microsoft Edge extensions are programs installed on the browser to add new performance features.
  • You may experience difficulties removing extensions whenever they malfunction or are not needed.
  • Consider disabling the Windows Firewall and deleting the extension package to aid the removal from Edge.
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Microsoft Edge extensions are programs integrated into the browser to add new features and functionalities. However, some of our readers complain that they can’t remove Edge extensions after noticing their interference with the browser’s performance.

Hence, we will provide the possible ways to address the problem in this guide. Also, you may check out what to do if Microsoft Edge repeatedly crashes.

Why can’t I remove Edge extensions?

Many factors may impede extension removal. Often, you can get the error message: Remove Edge extension managed by your organization. This makes removal impossible and sometimes, available even after uninstalling it.

Some factors responsible for this are:

  • Malware and viruses – The performance of the Microsoft Edge browser may be impeded due to malware and virus infection on your PC. This causes browser malfunction, making the extension inaccessible or unresponsive.
  • Issues with Microsoft Edge client – Some Edge browser settings may affect its functionality and how it interacts with the programs installed on it. So, you may find it hard to uninstall extensions if the Edge browser isn’t functioning correctly.

Nonetheless, we’ll take you through the steps for uninstalling Edge extensions below.

How can I uninstall Edge extensions?

Apply the following quick checks before proceeding with any advanced troubleshooting steps:

If you can fix the issue, go ahead with the solutions below:

1. Disable Windows Firewall

  1. Press Windows + R key to open the Run dialog box, type control, then press Enter to open the Control Panel.
  2. Select the Windows Defender Firewall option.
  3. Click the Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off option.
  4. Go to the Private and Public network settings, then click the radio buttons for Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended).
  5. Restart your PC.

Disabling the Windows Defender Firewall resolves any interference it’s causing the Edge browser and allows you to make amends to it.

However, there are times this process may not be effective. Hence, check out how to disable Windows Defender if you encounter issues with it.

2. Delete via the Registry Editor

  1. Press the Windows + R key to open the Run dialog box, type regedit, and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  2. Copy the following path and press Enter: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Edge 
  3. Highlight all the folders in the directory and press the Delete button.
  4. Close the Registry Editor, restart your PC, and check if the issue persists.

Using the Registry Editor, you can gain access to detailed information about the Edge extensions, modify, and remove them with ease.

Meanwhile, if your Registry Editor is corrupt, you may find it difficult to perform any task. So, check our guide to troubleshooting it.

3. Uninstalling Edge Extensions Using PowerShell

  1. Left-click the Start button, type PowerShell, and click Run as administrator.
  2. Select Yes on the User Account Control prompt.
  3. Type the following command on the new screen and press Enter: Get-AppxPackage * input your extension name*
  4. Input the following command and press Enter to remove the extension: Get-AppxPackage *input your extension name* | Remove-AppxPackage
  5. Restart your PC and check if you can uninstall Microsoft Edge.

Using PowerShell to remove Edge extensions will clean everything relating to the extension. Read our detailed guide about PowerShell not showing the full output on Windows 11.

4. Remove browser extensions

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser, click the three dots in the top right corner, and click on Extensions.
  2. Select from the list of extensions and click on Manage Extensions.
  3. Toggle off the extension to disable it and check if the error persists.
  4. Repeat this process for all extensions to find the Extensions causing the error.
  5. Select Remove to remove the extensions causing the error.

Solutions 1-3 will aid the functionality of Edge extensions uninstallers. You can further explore our articles by reading about our recommended best Microsoft Edge browser extensions for a better browsing experience.

In addition, you may check our article about ways to troubleshoot the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC.

For further questions and suggestions, kindly drop them in the comments below.