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Slow IE7

by terryhmartin / October 20, 2011 2:39 AM PDT

My IE7 has begun to slow down considerably. Now, it takes up to 20 seconds after opening a webpage to get anything to happen. Can't even scroll down. What happened?

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Add-onsor malware
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 20, 2011 9:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Slow IE7

This is likely either to be bad "Add-ons" or malware.

I would first try IE's "No Add-ons" option. Go to Start > All programs > Accessories > System Tools > "Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)" option.

Use that to see how IE performs and if it works much better, then you know that you have a rogue add-on. Then close that IE down, open your usual IE, then go to Tools > Manage Add-ons and start testing. It will probably mean an elimination test, disable an add-on, test, if no change move on to the next add-on.

If that fails then you move on to virus and malware checking. Update your anti-virus software then run a full scan. Then download and install the free versions of Malwarebytes Anti-malware and SUPERAntiSpyware

When installed, run each one, one after the other, (not both together), update them, then run full scans.

Hope that helps.


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If the above suggestions don't help...
by ReviverSoft / October 24, 2011 12:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Add-onsor malware

Try reinstalling IE, maybe switch to IE 8 and RESET the IE settings.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 24, 2011 4:51 AM PDT

but no thanks, my IE works fine.


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