How to Disable JavaScript in IE8 and IE9

Get rid of JavaScript and other active scripting components in Internet Explorer

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This article is only intended for users running the IE8 or IE9 browser on Windows operating systems.

Internet Explorer 8 or 9 users that wish to disable JavaScript in their browser, whether for security or development purposes, can do so in just a few easy steps. This tutorial shows you how it's done. First, open your IE8 or IE9 browser.

IE8 users: Click on IE8's Tools menu, located in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window.

When the drop-down menu appears, click Internet Options

IE9 users: Click on IE9's Gear button, located in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, click Internet options.

IE's Internet Options dialog should now be displayed, overlaying your browser window. Click on the Security tab. The Security options should now be displayed. Click Custom level. IE's Internet Zone settings should now be visible.

Scroll down until you locate the Scripting section, shown in the example above. To disable JavaScript and other active scripting components in IE, first locate the Active scripting subheading. Next, click on the accompanying Disable radio button. If you would rather be prompted each time a website attempts to launch any scripting code, select the Prompt radio button instead.