View Full Version : What to do when Internet Explorer slows to a crawl

11-18-2007, 02:24 PM
1. Reload.
2. Use Firefox.
3. Reboot.
4. Use Firefox.
5. Contact your ISP.
6. Wait 30 mins-2 hrs.
7. Reboot.
8. Use Firefox.
9. Smash your computer with a sledgehammer.
10. Go to bed.

11-18-2007, 03:18 PM

1. Clear Cache, Temp Files, Cookies, and History Log.
2. Do a disk clean up
3. Run anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-adware and anti-spyware utilities. (adaware, and AVG are good free ones)
4. Install and update Spyware Blaster
5. Disk Defrag
6. Reboot.

11-19-2007, 02:09 AM

Reinstall windows althogether

11-19-2007, 02:48 AM
or just scream at the computer and bash your drum set (assuming you have one, i mean i have one so everyone must have one... jk but still)... break a bunch of drum cymbals...
then reload and it turns out to be that the page doesn't exist or the website got hacked

11-26-2007, 04:16 AM
9. Smash your computer with a sledgehammer.

You forgot to mention this step before doing that: download Firefox.

Ryan Fitton
12-03-2007, 11:33 AM
close ie then open it back up again

12-03-2007, 12:49 PM
That's like saying for how to clean your hair with butter-- "lather, rinse, repeat".... do it all you want, but it's never gonna work.

In all seriousness, though, that slow behavior isn't a virus, an error, or anything at all-- that's exactly how IE is supposed to run.

12-03-2007, 05:50 PM
IE can run fine, and is in fact a very nice if still somewhat quirky (as far as rendering, proprietary styles and javascript go) browser. The main problem with it is that there are so many exploited security holes in it that the average, and even the somewhat advanced user can never be fully confident that they are immune to attack.

Of the two major browsers for the Windows platform, IE has the advantage over FF in some areas, but FF is catching up. Unfortunately, due to its rising popularity, FF itself may also soon become the target of hackers, and therefore just as prone to the type of (but different) dangers that browsing in IE now poses.

Browser slow down can be from a wide variety of causes though. Some have nothing to do with attacks or with the browser itself in any way. Some are the result of its coding alone in conjunction with a particular type of otherwise benign content that it just has trouble handling, some are related to exploits of that coding by hackers. So the entire question is a bit misleading to begin with.

If it is a network problem, one must simply wait until the problem is cleared up. The browser being used is immaterial.