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I E 8 issues

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dick, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Dick

    Dick Flightless Bird

    I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go back
    to the home page.
    Window freezes are common.

    I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware. These
    issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8 weeks ago.
     
  2. Dick

    Dick Flightless Bird

    Thanks for those web sites,howevwer the problems still exist after following
    the suggested fixes.

    "Ǝиçεl" wrote:

    > RepoÑt problems and check for solutions automatically
    > <http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/fba7e7c3-2aec-46e4-9a32-968aa620f35b1033.mspx>
    >
    > I don't know if this can in some way apply in your case, Doesn't hurt to try
    > the link
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/gp/pc_ie_v8intro>
    >
    >
    > I hope this post is helpful.
    > -=-
    >
    > "Dick" wrote:
    >
    > > I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    > > Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go back
    > > to the home page.
    > > Window freezes are common.
    > >
    > > I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware. These
    > > issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8 weeks ago.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What's the full name of the McAfee application (e.g., McAfee Antivirus Plus;
    McAfee Security Center) and is your subscription current?

    Has another McAfee application or a Norton application ever been installed
    on the computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    bought it)?

    Was the McAfee application running in the background and was Ad-Aware's
    Ad-Watch enabled when you installed IE8?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    With the recent demise of IE General newsgroup, you will find continuing
    Internet Explorer-specific support in this MS forum:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/threads
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Dick wrote:
    > I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    > Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go back
    > to the home page.
    > Window freezes are common.
    >
    > I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware. These
    > issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8 weeks ago.
     
  4. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Dick wrote:
    > I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    > Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go
    > back to the home page.
    > Window freezes are common.
    >
    > I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware.
    > These issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8 weeks
    > ago.


    Two things:

    1. You should make sure no security programs (especially McAfee and
    AdAware) are running when you upgrade IE.

    2. McAfee is a well-known resource hog that negatively affects a PC's
    performance. Even AdAware, which is no longer recommended by most
    people, can contribute to sluggishness. There are superior programs. If
    you're interested, we can make recommendations.

    What SP level are you at?

    You may need to unsintall IE8 in order to temporarily revert to IE6. But
    don't do this until you tell us what SP level you are at and when you
    upgraded to it.

    When it is time, we can post links to the "best-practices" method to
    upgrade IE. It involves using a specific installation file which you can
    download in advance and making sure all your security programs are
    temporarily not running. (Obviously, you should be disconnected to the
    Internet while doing this.) And if I remember correctly, rebooting your
    PC not once but twice!
     
  5. Dick

    Dick Flightless Bird

    PABear and Daave,

    I'm running McAfee antivirus Plus,current version. never installed any
    other manufacture. McAfee is supposidly always on "Detecting" .

    AdWatch was probably on when i did a upgrade to I.E.8

    Forgot to add that i have CCLEANER also,but only runs when i open it.


    "Daave" wrote:

    > Dick wrote:
    > > I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    > > Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go
    > > back to the home page.
    > > Window freezes are common.
    > >
    > > I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware.
    > > These issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8 weeks
    > > ago.

    >
    > Two things:
    >
    > 1. You should make sure no security programs (especially McAfee and
    > AdAware) are running when you upgrade IE.
    >
    > 2. McAfee is a well-known resource hog that negatively affects a PC's
    > performance. Even AdAware, which is no longer recommended by most
    > people, can contribute to sluggishness. There are superior programs. If
    > you're interested, we can make recommendations.
    >
    > What SP level are you at?
    >
    > You may need to unsintall IE8 in order to temporarily revert to IE6. But
    > don't do this until you tell us what SP level you are at and when you
    > upgraded to it.
    >
    > When it is time, we can post links to the "best-practices" method to
    > upgrade IE. It involves using a specific installation file which you can
    > download in advance and making sure all your security programs are
    > temporarily not running. (Obviously, you should be disconnected to the
    > Internet while doing this.) And if I remember correctly, rebooting your
    > PC not once but twice!
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    NB: All McAfee processes (i.e., anti-virus; firewall) & Ad-Watch should have
    been disabled & the Windows Firewall enabled prior to installing IE8.

    1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?

    => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    Explorer (No add-ons).

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
    IE8 in all OSS]
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737


    Dick wrote:
    > PABear and Daave,
    >
    > I'm running McAfee antivirus Plus,current version. never installed any
    > other manufacture. McAfee is supposidly always on "Detecting" .
    >
    > AdWatch was probably on when i did a upgrade to I.E.8
    >
    > Forgot to add that i have CCLEANER also,but only runs when i open it.
    >
    >
    > "Daave" wrote:
    >
    >> Dick wrote:
    >>> I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    >>> Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go
    >>> back to the home page.
    >>> Window freezes are common.
    >>>
    >>> I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware.
    >>> These issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8 weeks
    >>> ago.

    >>
    >> Two things:
    >>
    >> 1. You should make sure no security programs (especially McAfee and
    >> AdAware) are running when you upgrade IE.
    >>
    >> 2. McAfee is a well-known resource hog that negatively affects a PC's
    >> performance. Even AdAware, which is no longer recommended by most
    >> people, can contribute to sluggishness. There are superior programs. If
    >> you're interested, we can make recommendations.
    >>
    >> What SP level are you at?
    >>
    >> You may need to unsintall IE8 in order to temporarily revert to IE6. But
    >> don't do this until you tell us what SP level you are at and when you
    >> upgraded to it.
    >>
    >> When it is time, we can post links to the "best-practices" method to
    >> upgrade IE. It involves using a specific installation file which you can
    >> download in advance and making sure all your security programs are
    >> temporarily not running. (Obviously, you should be disconnected to the
    >> Internet while doing this.) And if I remember correctly, rebooting your
    >> PC not once but twice!
    >>
    >>
    >> .
     
  7. Dick

    Dick Flightless Bird

    I will try your suggestions tomorrow,as everything seems to working o.k. now.


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > NB: All McAfee processes (i.e., anti-virus; firewall) & Ad-Watch should have
    > been disabled & the Windows Firewall enabled prior to installing IE8.
    >
    > 1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?
    >
    > => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    > Explorer (No add-ons).
    >
    > Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
    > IE8 in all OSS]
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
    >
    > 2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
    >
    >
    > Dick wrote:
    > > PABear and Daave,
    > >
    > > I'm running McAfee antivirus Plus,current version. never installed any
    > > other manufacture. McAfee is supposidly always on "Detecting" .
    > >
    > > AdWatch was probably on when i did a upgrade to I.E.8
    > >
    > > Forgot to add that i have CCLEANER also,but only runs when i open it.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Daave" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Dick wrote:
    > >>> I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    > >>> Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go
    > >>> back to the home page.
    > >>> Window freezes are common.
    > >>>
    > >>> I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware.
    > >>> These issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8 weeks
    > >>> ago.
    > >>
    > >> Two things:
    > >>
    > >> 1. You should make sure no security programs (especially McAfee and
    > >> AdAware) are running when you upgrade IE.
    > >>
    > >> 2. McAfee is a well-known resource hog that negatively affects a PC's
    > >> performance. Even AdAware, which is no longer recommended by most
    > >> people, can contribute to sluggishness. There are superior programs. If
    > >> you're interested, we can make recommendations.
    > >>
    > >> What SP level are you at?
    > >>
    > >> You may need to unsintall IE8 in order to temporarily revert to IE6. But
    > >> don't do this until you tell us what SP level you are at and when you
    > >> upgraded to it.
    > >>
    > >> When it is time, we can post links to the "best-practices" method to
    > >> upgrade IE. It involves using a specific installation file which you can
    > >> download in advance and making sure all your security programs are
    > >> temporarily not running. (Obviously, you should be disconnected to the
    > >> Internet while doing this.) And if I remember correctly, rebooting your
    > >> PC not once but twice!
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> .

    >
    > .
    >
     
  8. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Dick wrote:
    > I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    > Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go
    > back to the home page.
    > Window freezes are common.
    >
    > I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware.
    > These issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8 weeks
    > ago.


    Since this symptom is reproducible, try the sequence after disabling McAfee,
    Ad-aware, or anything else that might conceivably be interacting with IE8
    (including ad-ons).
     
  9. Dick

    Dick Flightless Bird

    O.K. I deleted ADAWARE and CCLEANER, and kept McAfee Virus Scan Plus.

    Computer starts faster now with better browsing. Am i at risk now for all
    kinds of stuff getting on my computer? What do you folks suggest?


    "HeyBub" wrote:

    > Dick wrote:
    > > I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    > > Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go
    > > back to the home page.
    > > Window freezes are common.
    > >
    > > I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware.
    > > These issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8 weeks
    > > ago.

    >
    > Since this symptom is reproducible, try the sequence after disabling McAfee,
    > Ad-aware, or anything else that might conceivably be interacting with IE8
    > (including ad-ons).
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  10. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Ccleaner is a fine program and is perfectly safe as long as you don't
    use its registry cleaning feature.

    McAfee has problems in that it can lead to poor performance. You may
    keep it if you wish. It's your choice.

    At the very least, you need to replace AdAware with another anti-malware
    program. I recommend MalwareByte's AntiMalware. SUPERAntiSpyware is also
    good.

    If you decide to replace McAfee with something better, Avira AntiVir is
    highly regarded.

    The good news is that there are free versions of all the above programs.

    P.S. It sounds like AdAware was causing performance hiccups for you.


    Dick wrote:
    > O.K. I deleted ADAWARE and CCLEANER, and kept McAfee Virus Scan
    > Plus.
    >
    > Computer starts faster now with better browsing. Am i at risk now
    > for all kinds of stuff getting on my computer? What do you folks
    > suggest?
    >
    >
    > "HeyBub" wrote:
    >
    >> Dick wrote:
    >>> I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    >>> Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go
    >>> back to the home page.
    >>> Window freezes are common.
    >>>
    >>> I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware.
    >>> These issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8
    >>> weeks ago.

    >>
    >> Since this symptom is reproducible, try the sequence after disabling
    >> McAfee, Ad-aware, or anything else that might conceivably be
    >> interacting with IE8 (including ad-ons).
    >>
    >>
    >> .
     
  11. smlunatick

    smlunatick Flightless Bird

    On Jul 6, 2:18 pm, Dick <D...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >   O.K.  I deleted ADAWARE and CCLEANER, and kept McAfee Virus Scan Plus.
    >
    >  Computer starts faster now with better browsing.   Am i at risk now for all
    > kinds of stuff getting on my computer?  What do you folks suggest?
    >
    > "HeyBub" wrote:
    > > Dick wrote:
    > > > I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    > > >  Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go
    > > > back to the home page.
    > > >  Window freezes are common.

    >
    > > > I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware.
    > > > These issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8  weeks
    > > > ago.

    >
    > > Since this symptom is reproducible, try the sequence after disabling McAfee,
    > > Ad-aware, or anything else that might conceivably be interacting with IE8
    > > (including ad-ons).

    >
    > > .


    One other possibility is that IE 8 has a Pop-up blocker, SmartScreen
    filter and Automatically check for Internet Explorer updates turned
    on. You might gain some speed.

    McAfee has a "shielding" setting which would check every file all the
    time. It is not too "efficient" and causes the desktop files to be
    updated constant. You can tweak it.

    Ad Aware is not truly needed as a shielding task. If you do periodic
    scan for "junk" files, you system should still be okay. If your
    system appears to slow down in general, then you need to do a complete
    scan. SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes AntiMalware tends to find the
    "junk" spywares the Ad Aware misses.
     
  12. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Suggest you delete all your virus programs and install MSE (Microsoft
    Security Essentials)
    "smlunatick" <yveslec@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:a9c87e94-146b-456c-8d37-dd6e9a0f7740@z8g2000yqz.googlegroups.com...
    On Jul 6, 2:18 pm, Dick <D...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > O.K. I deleted ADAWARE and CCLEANER, and kept McAfee Virus Scan Plus.
    >
    > Computer starts faster now with better browsing. Am i at risk now for all
    > kinds of stuff getting on my computer? What do you folks suggest?
    >
    > "HeyBub" wrote:
    > > Dick wrote:
    > > > I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    > > > Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go
    > > > back to the home page.
    > > > Window freezes are common.

    >
    > > > I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware.
    > > > These issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8 weeks
    > > > ago.

    >
    > > Since this symptom is reproducible, try the sequence after disabling
    > > McAfee,
    > > Ad-aware, or anything else that might conceivably be interacting with
    > > IE8
    > > (including ad-ons).

    >
    > > .


    One other possibility is that IE 8 has a Pop-up blocker, SmartScreen
    filter and Automatically check for Internet Explorer updates turned
    on. You might gain some speed.

    McAfee has a "shielding" setting which would check every file all the
    time. It is not too "efficient" and causes the desktop files to be
    updated constant. You can tweak it.

    Ad Aware is not truly needed as a shielding task. If you do periodic
    scan for "junk" files, you system should still be okay. If your
    system appears to slow down in general, then you need to do a complete
    scan. SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes AntiMalware tends to find the
    "junk" spywares the Ad Aware misses.
     
  13. Dick

    Dick Flightless Bird

    Latest update:
    I downloaded MALAWAREBYTES AND MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS after
    installing/un-installing several other programs.
    I think i'm O.K. now

    Thanks to all who took the time to help me through this .

    "Unknown" wrote:

    > Suggest you delete all your virus programs and install MSE (Microsoft
    > Security Essentials)
    > "smlunatick" <yveslec@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:a9c87e94-146b-456c-8d37-dd6e9a0f7740@z8g2000yqz.googlegroups.com...
    > On Jul 6, 2:18 pm, Dick <D...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > > O.K. I deleted ADAWARE and CCLEANER, and kept McAfee Virus Scan Plus.
    > >
    > > Computer starts faster now with better browsing. Am i at risk now for all
    > > kinds of stuff getting on my computer? What do you folks suggest?
    > >
    > > "HeyBub" wrote:
    > > > Dick wrote:
    > > > > I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    > > > > Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go
    > > > > back to the home page.
    > > > > Window freezes are common.

    > >
    > > > > I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware.
    > > > > These issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8 weeks
    > > > > ago.

    > >
    > > > Since this symptom is reproducible, try the sequence after disabling
    > > > McAfee,
    > > > Ad-aware, or anything else that might conceivably be interacting with
    > > > IE8
    > > > (including ad-ons).

    > >
    > > > .

    >
    > One other possibility is that IE 8 has a Pop-up blocker, SmartScreen
    > filter and Automatically check for Internet Explorer updates turned
    > on. You might gain some speed.
    >
    > McAfee has a "shielding" setting which would check every file all the
    > time. It is not too "efficient" and causes the desktop files to be
    > updated constant. You can tweak it.
    >
    > Ad Aware is not truly needed as a shielding task. If you do periodic
    > scan for "junk" files, you system should still be okay. If your
    > system appears to slow down in general, then you need to do a complete
    > scan. SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes AntiMalware tends to find the
    > "junk" spywares the Ad Aware misses.
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  14. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    You may find that you may have no use for MALAWAREBYTES. I use MSE only and
    never had a problem.

    "Dick" <Dick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:733B50E9-1C46-4890-9ED5-547363FFE52C@microsoft.com...
    > Latest update:
    > I downloaded MALAWAREBYTES AND MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS after
    > installing/un-installing several other programs.
    > I think i'm O.K. now
    >
    > Thanks to all who took the time to help me through this .
    >
    > "Unknown" wrote:
    >
    >> Suggest you delete all your virus programs and install MSE (Microsoft
    >> Security Essentials)
    >> "smlunatick" <yveslec@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:a9c87e94-146b-456c-8d37-dd6e9a0f7740@z8g2000yqz.googlegroups.com...
    >> On Jul 6, 2:18 pm, Dick <D...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >> > O.K. I deleted ADAWARE and CCLEANER, and kept McAfee Virus Scan Plus.
    >> >
    >> > Computer starts faster now with better browsing. Am i at risk now for
    >> > all
    >> > kinds of stuff getting on my computer? What do you folks suggest?
    >> >
    >> > "HeyBub" wrote:
    >> > > Dick wrote:
    >> > > > I E 8 takes a long time to open my home page.
    >> > > > Also,when i open my mail, the back button hangs up when i try to go
    >> > > > back to the home page.
    >> > > > Window freezes are common.
    >> >
    >> > > > I'm running windows XP,sp-3,McAfee anti virus along with ad-aware.
    >> > > > These issues have surfaced since i updated from I E 6 to I E 8
    >> > > > weeks
    >> > > > ago.
    >> >
    >> > > Since this symptom is reproducible, try the sequence after disabling
    >> > > McAfee,
    >> > > Ad-aware, or anything else that might conceivably be interacting with
    >> > > IE8
    >> > > (including ad-ons).
    >> >
    >> > > .

    >>
    >> One other possibility is that IE 8 has a Pop-up blocker, SmartScreen
    >> filter and Automatically check for Internet Explorer updates turned
    >> on. You might gain some speed.
    >>
    >> McAfee has a "shielding" setting which would check every file all the
    >> time. It is not too "efficient" and causes the desktop files to be
    >> updated constant. You can tweak it.
    >>
    >> Ad Aware is not truly needed as a shielding task. If you do periodic
    >> scan for "junk" files, you system should still be okay. If your
    >> system appears to slow down in general, then you need to do a complete
    >> scan. SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes AntiMalware tends to find the
    >> "junk" spywares the Ad Aware misses.
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     

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