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IE 7 is slowing my computer to a crawl

By cmloveland
Apr 16, 2009
  1. Lately, my internet sessions have been slowing to a crawl. I have run a scan with McAfee, my anti-virus program, and also a scan with Malware Bytes, both came back clean. When I look at Windows Task Manager, iexplore.exe is listed at using up to 99% of my cpu. I don't know what else to check. I have downloaded a new version of Hijack This and am attaching the log I just created. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. touch

    touch TS Rookie Posts: 978

  3. cmloveland

    cmloveland TS Rookie Topic Starter

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    Thank you, I think I figured out my problem. One of the tabs I usually keep open is marketwatch.com. After some experimenting, I realized that something has changed at that site and it eats up cpu like nobody's business. Once I closed that tab, IE started working again fine. I have written to them to complain, but no response. Anyway, sometimes the simple solution is best.
     
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I would encourage you to run the malware programs and let us check the logs:

    For instance:
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = sas.r1.attbi.com:8000
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = sas.r1.attbi.com

    That doesn't even make sense! It say to use the proxy, then it say to override it!

    I would also suggest you remove all these from Global Startup:
    Any processes set for Global Startup will start up no matter which user is active. And none of the processes need to start on boot and run in the background, no matter who is using the computer.
     
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