On Sat, 7 Mar 2009 22:25:01 -0800, tom wrote:
> Over the last week, IE7 has started locking up. It just freezes. I must go
> to Task Manager to End the Task, which always says that it is not responding.
> The problem happens with one tab or multiple tabs. My wife has observed the
> problem more frequently on her desktop, since she surfs the net more than I
> Is there a recent update that can be backed out? We are running Vista Home
It's unlikely an update would be the causing factor.
1.Clear the (IE) temporary Internet files and the history cache.
Click 'Start' and then click 'Run'... then type (or copy/paste)
"inetcpl.cpl" (w/out quotation marks) into the box, then click the 'OK'
In Internet Properties panel 'General' tab, under 'Browsing history', click
'Delete...'button, in 'Delete Browsing History' panel, click the 'Delete
all...' button then place a checkmark into the box beside 'Also delete
files and settings stored by add-ons', Click 'Yes' and exit the Internet
Properties panel by clicking the 'OK' button.
Delete files using Disk Cleanup
Malwarebytes© Corporation - Anti-Malware
SuperAntispyware - Free
Both free versions of MBAM and SAS are on-demand scanners and offer no
'real-time' protection. Keep them installed and use them as
'second-opinion' scanner which is purposely (by design) recommended by
their respective authors.
4.Download and execute HiJack This! (HJT)
Please, do not post HJT logs to this newsgroup.
Fora where you can get expert advice for HiJack This! (HJT) logs.
Registration is required in any of the above mentioned fora before posting
a HJT log and read the 'stickies' (instructions/guidelines) for the
respective HJT forum.
How to optimize or reset Internet Explorer 7
Applies to: Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES)
Read: "What you must know"
Applies to: Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP and
Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
GMER - is an application that detects and removes rootkits.
For additional assistance in relation GMER scan results consult either:
CCleaner - Free
Cleans temporary internet files, cookies, history, recent urls, application
MRUs, etc. ...(*Tune out the registry scanning/fixing option!*)
If Windows Defender is utilized go to Applications, under Utilities
uncheck "Windows Defender" (so it won't delete the history of WD).
If you wish, click 'Options' button the 'Settings' [check] 'Run CCleaner
when the computer starts'.
Setup CCleaner to Automatically Run Each Night in Vista or XP
Routinely practice Safe-Hex.