If there is one thing I would like to see become a standard feature in Internet Explorer it would be the ability to prevent installation of damn toolbars and for those preventative measures to be enforced by default. It would then be an option (a hard-to-find one, preferably) to enable installation. Disallowing toolbars in IE would make Windows suck so much less for the average user, and it wouldn't be a problem for the advanced users, because we tend to use alternative browsers anyway.
IE toolbars really are the scourge of the default Windows experience.
I can't count the times I've been tending to someone's broken computer and they have a mass of stinking toolbars populating half of the whole damn IE window:
However given disallowing toolbar installation isn't the default behaviour of IE: is it possible to disable installation of toolbars in IE through a setting somewhere? When I am setting up a new comptuer for someone, I'd love to be able to set something like this.
Update: has anyone got a way of disabling toolbar installation without access to Group Policy Editor?