>> McAfee Security Center (free or paid) is one of the *worst* security
>> applications on the face of the earth (but it's probably too late to
>> replace it now.)
>> Has another McAfee application or a Norton application ever been
>> on this machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when
>> bought it)?
> A free trial of Nortons came on the HP Pavillion 3 years ago and I
> took it off using the special Nortons removal software back then.
Excellent. Now, what about any other McAfee applications?
> Something I notice with IE7 and I've read others with the same
> question and I have never seen an answer. Why doesnt IE7 release
> memory when tabs/windows are closed. I have 6 tabs/windows open and my
> IE7 usage has gone up to 270 mb. Closing them all down one by one, I
> can watch me gain only 5 mb per tab/window when its closed.
> I dont understand that either.
1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode? To start
IE in No Add-ons mode:
=> Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without
=> Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
Explorer (No add-ons).
Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer's (No Add-ons) Mode:
2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
<= Read before using!
3. Does the behavior persist if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking?
[Careful! Only remain in Safe Mode just long enough to test!]
4. Did you disable all real-time protections prior to installing IE7 and
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002