In many cases like this, you can update IE and the problem may go away.need to uninstall your current version of IE to update Internet Explorer to the latest version.
After completing this step, one will be able to surf the web just by typing the address of his desired website into the address bar.
But the similarities with other web browsers stop here, as Internet Explorer has many more features than similar programs.
One of them is the possibility to add any website to a favorites folder in a much easier way then other web browsers.
RE: avoiding user input: You can do it without their permission...
but since installing a new add-on requires restarting the browser, that may not be the best thing to randomly do.