Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your IE version
when posting in an IE-specific forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next
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 Explorerâ€™s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
IE8 in all OSS]
2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
WinXP & Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
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)? WinXP or Vista: 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
> My question is this: Why is the Internet Explorer so slow? and Why does my
> pc freeze everytime the Internet explorer is downloading the page?
> My computer freezes constantly when I use the Internet Explorer. I have
> tried several settings on the advanced page but not much seems to make any
> I have even tried the internet explorer with no add ons and there is no
> Any suggestions?
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> The issue I have is this: The internet explorer is very slow to download
> each page and links load even slower. My pc freezes when I use internet
> explorer. What causes this? and What can I do to improve the performance
> the internet explorer?
> Also, the internet explorer uses almost 2MB of memory both physical and
> Any suggestions how to plug the leak?