Internet Explorer: Registry equivalents or tweaks to list all ActiveX Add-ons listed in Internet Explorer “Manage Add-ons” Show “All add-ons” feature


Windows 7 x64 bit + Internet Explorer 11


You want to programmatically determine what all add-ons installed on your Windows 7 systems.  To do this you need to know where IE saves all of its Add-ons configuration/details.


Here is a quick list of various locations that IE look for all of its add-ons on the system.  This list is obtained by profiling the IE browser while doing operation of: Internet Options > Manage Add-ons > In Show: drop down list > Select “All Add-ons” as shown below:


Resultant list of Internet Explorer browser add-on registry paths:

Sl.No Operation Registry Path
1 RegEnumValue HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ActiveX Cache
2 RegEnumKey HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units
3 RegEnumValue HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ActiveX Cache
4 RegEnumKey HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units
5 RegEnumKey HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats
6 RegEnumKey HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects
7 RegEnumKey HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
8 RegEnumKey HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
9 RegEnumKey HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
10 RegEnumKey HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved
11 RegEnumKey HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved




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