How to Uninstall Netscape
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
Enter Netscape's home page (see Resources below).
Click on the 'Help' link to access Netscape's help and support area (see Resources below).
Read their FAQs to see if you can troubleshoot problems you are having with Netscape.
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.'
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
Click 'Tools' and then 'Options.'
Click on the 'Advanced' panel in the window and then click on 'Browser Update.'
Pick a radio button that corresponds to automatic updates.
Click the 'OK' button.
Click the 'Start' button in Windows and choose 'Control Panel.'
Click on the 'Add or Remove Programs' link.
Click on the Web browser you wish to uninstall to highlight it.
Click the 'Change' button and then 'Next' to begin to uninstall Netscape's browser from your computer.
Select the 'Remove' radio button and then click 'Next.'
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.