From your headers: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180
Why isn't the WinXP SP3 computer fully patched at Windows Update?
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 Explorerís (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
> I have noticed lately that IE8 is running with high CPU usage all the
> Not just when loading a page. It is running 50 - 100% cpu. This is not
> just on one machine. But have noticed it on several. All machines are
> running XP SP2 or 3.
> It is so bad I have switched to FireFox, however I would rather use IE 8
> not at this cost.