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IE keeps freezing

By sgt. pepper
Mar 31, 2008
  1. Hello guys

    My IE keeps freezing then becomes non responsove if not opened "without addons" and keeps opening a new window each time i visit a new site...

    Ran AVG anti spyware, anti virus and SpybotS&D but to no evail.

    Would be greatful for speedy response

    Thanks


    Specs:

    OS: Windows XP
    RAM: 1024m Recently Upgraded
    Brand: HP (compaq nx 9010)

    Has tons of free space harddrive
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Here is a good guide to follow:

    First run CCleaner, and clean out all your temp files (junk)

    If you haven't got Internet Explorer 7, please download and install it

    Inside Internet Explorer click on "Tools" on the toolbar
    (Note: in IE7, you may need to press ALT on the keyboard to see the IE toolbar)

    After clicking on "Tools" click on "Internet Options"

    • The first window you are presented with will be the "General" tab settings
    • Inside the "General" tab you can select "Delete..."
    • The next popup window will ask you what to delete.
    • You can select one button at a time, or "Delete all", answering Yes
    Once this is completed (and it may take some time to do) Continue on:

    Still in the General Tab
    • Click on "Settings" (next to Delete)
    • Change the "Disk space to use" to 65
    • Select OK
    Now, go to the Security tab
    • Click on "Custom Level"
    • Click on "Reset"
    • Click on "OK"
    Now go to the Privacy tab
    • What I do in here, is move the vertical slider slighty up or down
    • This allows "Default" to highlight
    • Click on "Default" (the slider will come back down)
    • Click on Apply
    At last go to the Advanced tab
    • Click on "Restore advanced settings" (a bad way of saying default)
    • Also if you scroll down the list, you will find "Phishing Filter" (I usually disable this annoying popup)
    • Click on Apply
    • Click on OK
    Restart Internet Explorer
     
  3. Bobbye

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

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