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Internet Explorer Very Very Slow


Legslip

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Pals PC running Vista. He can search fine with Chrome but IExplorer has the rotating search ring going for ages. I have removed IE9, IE8 and we are now down to IE7 with the same problem. I have deleted Temp Files, Cookies and Search History. Also have run Superantispyware & Malewarebytes with no serious results or impact.

Any solutions?

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onthelimit1

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Have you tried reverting to default settings (IE options, Advanced, Reset)?

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Legslip

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Will Give it a whirl!!

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Jock1e

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Try command prompt and type in ipconfig /flushdns it should tell you that the dns cache has been flushed see if it makes any difference.

Or try tools .internet options .advanced.And press restore advanced settings.

Some of your add ons may no longer be working.make sure you have the latest java and flash updates installed.

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Legslip

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Done that, makes no difference.

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Legslip

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Thanks jockeyed. will carry out your instructions. however I have re installed Internet explorer nine from scratch and the problem still exists I have tried it in safe mode with networking and it runs fine.

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Jock1e

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Maybe try internet options.Tools. Security.And make sure security is set to default.Reset all zones to default level.

If it works ok in safe mode go into device manager and check for yellow exclamation marks.Check universal serial bus controlers especially see if any problems on there with an unsigned driver.

if nothing found there click on View and scroll down to show hidden devices and click on that.next expand non plug and play Drivers and see if any problems on that.

It definately sounds like it is an unsigned or corrupt driver as that give the same sort of problem and usually slows the boot up time as well.

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Jock1e

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Just a little add on.

If you have changed I/E or pressed reset and you have Spywareblaster downloaded you will need to go back into that and reset the security for it.Also an update for Spywareblaster today.

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Legslip

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Think I am getting there. it may be the Adobe shockwave add-on that is causing the problem I'm going to remove it and try again . will advise outcome

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Legslip

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Yes it was the shockwave add-on that was causing the problem I have removed it using the Adobe uninstall software but when I go back into Internet explorer it still shows shockwave among the add-ons, but disabled.

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Bris

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Like you I had the same problem and indeed it was a shockwave add-on that was causing the problem. Got over it by disabling the add-on then downloading the latest version. Easiest way is to go into control panel and double click on the Flash icon then choose "update" but watch out as it also tries to download Google Chrome. Not sure about this but I think it was the Shockwave update of 4th August that caused the problem but the latest version on the Adobe site seems to fix it.

If you click on Start then right click on the IE9 icon and choose browse without add-ons you can then disable shockwave from there as it shows more add ons than you would see normally, this will then enable you to download the latest version.

Hope this helps.

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