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How to Remove Extensions in All Major Browsers on Mac?

How to Remove Extension in Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera on Mac?

An extension is a software module that you add to your browser. No matter if you're using Safari or Chrome, there are plenty of extensions designed for almost every browser. They can add more features and functionality to your browser. But sometimes downloading an extension, you might also download malicious software like malware, adware, and other dangerous software.

How to Remove Extensions in All Major Browsers on Mac

Before downloading an extension, you need to be sure it's safe. That means downloading them from trusted sources. Usually, infected harmful extensions are downloaded from third-party websites. In case you download a harmful extension it's good to know how to disable and remove it from your browser.

Choose your browser and follow the steps to either temporarily disable or permanently remove unwanted extensions.

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Disable and Remove Extension in Safari Browser

To disable extensions in Safari, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Safari browser.
2. In the menu bar, click on "Safari" and go to "Preferences".

Go to Safari Preferences

3. Go to the "Extensions" tab.

Go to the Extensions tab in Safari

4. On the left side of the window, uncheck the box next to an extension you want to disable.

Disable extension in Safari

This action will disable the extension.

To remove extensions in Safari, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Safari browser.
2. In the menu bar, click on "Safari" and go to "Preferences".
3. Go to the "Extensions" tab.
4. On the left side of the window, select an extension you want to remove.
5. Then, on the right side, under the extension name, click on "Uninstall".

Remove extensions in Safari

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Disable and Remove Extension in Google Chrome Browser

To disable extensions in Safari, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Chrome browser.
2. On the top right side, click on the three dots.
3. Hover over "More tools" and then click on "Extensions".

Go to Extensions in Chrome

4. To disable an extension, click on the toggle so it switches from blue to gray.

Disable extension in Chrome

To remove extensions in Safari, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Chrome browser.
2. On the top right side, click on the three dots.
3. Hover over "More tools" and then click on "Extensions".
4. Under the extension name, click on "Remove" to remove the extension.

Remove extension in Chrome

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Disable and Remove Extension in Mozilla Firefox Browser

To disable extensions in Firefox, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Firefox browser.
2. In the top right corner, click on the three lines.
3. Click on "Add-ons".

Go to Add-ons in Firefox

4. When a new page opens, on the left sidebar, click on "Extensions".
5. Under "Manage Your Extensions", you'll see a list of all your added extensions. To disable an extension, click on the toggle next to it, so it turns from blue to gray.

Disable extension in Firefox

To remove extensions in Firefox, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Firefox browser.
2. In the top right corner, click on the three lines.
3. Click on "Add-ons".
4. When a new page opens, on the left sidebar, click on "Extensions".
5. Under "Manage Your Extensions", you'll see a list of all your added extensions. To remove an extension, click on the three dots next to it.
6. A quick menu will pop up. Click on "Remove" to delete it from your browser.

Remove extension in Firefox

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Disable and Remove Extension in Microsoft Edge Browser

To disable extensions in Edge, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Edge browser.
2. In the top right corner, click on the three dots and go to "Extensions".

Go to Extensions in Edge

3. Under "Installed extensions", you'll see a complete list of all your downloaded and added extensions. To disable an extension, click on the toggle next to it, so the toggle turns from blue to gray.

Disable extension in Edge

To remove extensions in Edge, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Edge browser.
2. In the top right corner, click on the three dots and go to "Extensions".
3. Under "Installed extensions", you'll see a complete list of all your downloaded and added extensions. To remove an extension under its name, click on the "Remove" button.
4. Then, click on "Remove" again to confirm the action.

Remove extension in Edge

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Disable and Remove Extension in Opera Browser

To disable extensions in Opera, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Opera browser.
2. In the menu bar, click on "View".
3. Then, click on "Show Extensions".

Click on Show Extensions in Opera

4. You'll see a full list of all your added extensions. To disable an extension, click on the slider, so it turns from blue to gray.

Disable extension in Opera

To remove extensions in Opera, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Opera browser.
2. In the menu bar, click on "View".
3. Then, click on "Show Extensions".
4. You'll see a full list of all your added extensions. To remove an extension, click on the "X" button at the extension box's top right corner.
5. Then, click on "Remove".

Remove extension in Opera

We hope you've successfully disabled and removed unnecessary extensions.

Also, check out the video above for a step-by-step tutorial.

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