Thats a good tip. Just wanted to add something to it. From personal experience, my mother in law had a nasty spyware on her desktop that was damn near impossible to remove. It took uninstalling Chrome, (my mother in laws favorite browser), to finish removing it. I wouldn't have had anything to download Chrome again if I would have removed it. It would be wise to have it as a backup in case you need it sometime. Its not going to hurt to disable it since you don't use it. Hope this helps a little.I seriously think it isn't a good idea uninstalling IE. Why do you want to uninstall it? IE was built and integrated into Windows itself and to remove it, like some people have mentioned, you have to go about cleaning up its traces all around your system (such as in the registry etc. ) That can be pretty dangerous if you don't know what you are doing and you can cause system instability.