How to Uninstall Netscape

By Techwalla Internet Editor

While it is easy to uninstall Netscape, you may want to consider why you want to do that. Troubleshooting can be a solution to problems with the new version of Netscape, so first find out what you can do to fix glitches and answer your questions.

Things You'll Need

  • PC with Internet access

Troubleshoot Netscape

Step 1

Enter Netscape's home page (see Resources below).

Step 2

Click on the 'Help' link to access Netscape's help and support area (see Resources below).

Step 3

Read their FAQs to see if you can troubleshoot problems you are having with Netscape.

Step 4

Click on the 'Netscape.com Discussion Forums' link to browse even more information about Netscape written by other users. You can even search the forums by typing a keyword in the 'Find Messages' field and then clicking 'Go.'

Step 5

Click on a link from the discussion forum search to read more and troubleshoot your problems.

Sign up for Automatic Updates to Ensure You Have the Latest Version

Step 1

Click 'Tools' and then 'Options.'

Step 2

Click on the 'Advanced' panel in the window and then click on 'Browser Update.'

Step 3

Pick a radio button that corresponds to automatic updates.

Step 4

Click the 'OK' button.

Uninstall Netscape

Step 1

Click the 'Start' button in Windows and choose 'Control Panel.'

Step 2

Click on the 'Add or Remove Programs' link.

Step 3

Click on the Web browser you wish to uninstall to highlight it.

Step 4

Click the 'Change' button and then 'Next' to begin to uninstall Netscape's browser from your computer.

Step 5

Select the 'Remove' radio button and then click 'Next.'

Step 6

Click 'Finish' to complete.

Tips & Warnings

  • Download Netscape 8.1.2 at Netscape's Web site (see Resources below).
  • Review the minimum requirements for your computer to install Netscape 8.1.2: a Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98 SE or ME system, plus a 233 MHz processor, 64 MB of RAM and 35 MB of hard drive space.
  • Search for help and answer your questions by using Netscape's help page (see Resources below).
  • Know that you will be prompted to install updates and upgrades after installing Netscape version 8.1.2., which can make your computing experience safer and more secure.
  • Netscape is a stand-alone installation, which means that you will not get the 8.1.2 version in automatic updates. You will need to download it separately.
  • These directions are written for Netscape 8.1.2. If you have an earlier version of the browser, these steps could be different.