Disabling outlook plugins/add-ins

I recently has a problem with an Outlook plugin (or add-in) which caused outlook to crash. I couldn’t for the life of me uninstall the stupid thing. But I did manage to disable the add-in by doing the following:

  1. Quit Outlook.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOfficeOutlookAddins
    You should be able to see all the addins for outlook. Just find the one you want.
  4. Right-click LoadBehavior, and then click Modify.
  5. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  6. Quit Registry Editor.
  7. Start Outlook and the addin shouldn’t load.

It might be a good idea to take a back of your registry or make a system restore point before doing this – just in case you make a mistake or something goes wrong.