Run Internet Explorer 7 in 'No Add-Ons' mode:
If you have Vista: Start > type Internet Explorer in the Start Search
box > click Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
Alternatively, you can create a shortcut on your desktop with the
following target path:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -extoff
If no problems occur in 'No Add-Ons' mode, the problem is caused by one
of the add-ons that load together with Internet Explorer 7.
Problems with Internet Explorer can also be caused by by malicious
software ('malware') that has been installed on your computer.
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Sven Pran wrote:
> All of a sudden my IE7 began a couple of weeks ago occationally acting
> The common symptom is that it is "not responding", but I am unable to
> find out if it has actually frozen permanently or just entered a long
> lasting delay. The immediate cure is to force IE7 and restart it.
> The only changes to my system (Vista, Home premium) in this period has
> been the regular automatic updates from Mocrosoft.
> I have noticed some postings here to suspect special add-ins, I am not
> aware that I have any such, and in particular I am not aware that I have
> any new add-ins.
> My suspicion is that somehow one of the automatic updates from MS has
> been the cause of this behaviour and I should like to know if anybody
> knows more on this?
> regards Sven