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1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?
=> Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
Explorer (No add-ons).
Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
IE8 in all OSS]
2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
in the background when you installed IE8?
4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
Carlos Kleiber wrote:
> 'upgraded' to IE8 recently, ISP also 'upgraded' download speed (to > 8
> since then connection is going downhill
> Internet Explorer sometimes very fast, then it starts to hang when
> on a link to open a page
> sometimes only recourse is to close IE and start again, works most times
> sometimes page won't load at all..
> Unfortunately same prob also with Firefox, Chrome, though in diminished
> tried already most of the ususal remedies
> any bright ideas are wellcome