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Is IE causing slowdown?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by John Smith, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. John Smith

    John Smith Flightless Bird

    Pc seems to be slowing down.
    Just looked at windows taskmaster/processes and, when pc at rest and not
    being used, shows its using 70% of physical memory and note there are some
    duplications and loads of entries (24) showing iexplorer.exe. Why is this
    and could I delete all/some? Would this be contributing to slowing down of
    pc?
    Thanks
     
  2. John Smith

    John Smith Flightless Bird

    "John Smith" wrote in message news:i31eik$gia$1@speranza.aioe.org...

    Pc seems to be slowing down.
    Just looked at windows taskmaster/processes and, when pc at rest and not
    being used, shows its using 70% of physical memory and note there are some
    duplications and loads of entries (24) showing iexplorer.exe. Why is this
    and could I delete all/some? Would this be contributing to slowing down of
    pc?
    Thanks
    ------------------------------
    sorry...
    for taskmaster read Task Manager
    and for iexplorer.exe read iexplore.exe
     
  3. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    John Smith <JohnSmith@nospam.com> wrote:
    > Pc seems to be slowing down.
    > Just looked at windows taskmaster/processes and, when pc at rest and not
    > being used, shows its using 70% of physical memory and note there are some
    > duplications and loads of entries (24) showing iexplorer.exe. Why is this
    > and could I delete all/some? Would this be contributing to slowing down of
    > pc?
    > Thanks


    You PC probably has been infected by a virus and/or you have installed
    too many useless addons for internet explorer.
     
  4. John Smith

    John Smith Flightless Bird

    "Rob" wrote in message news:slrni58oef.2e5.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...

    John Smith <JohnSmith@nospam.com> wrote:
    > Pc seems to be slowing down.
    > Just looked at windows taskmaster/processes and, when pc at rest and not
    > being used, shows its using 70% of physical memory and note there are some
    > duplications and loads of entries (24) showing iexplorer.exe. Why is this
    > and could I delete all/some? Would this be contributing to slowing down of
    > pc?
    > Thanks


    You PC probably has been infected by a virus and/or you have installed
    too many useless addons for internet explorer.
    -------------
    I've carried out virus scans
    How do I find out what useless addons for IE I have?
     
  5. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    John Smith <JohnSmith@nospam.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Rob" wrote in message news:slrni58oef.2e5.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    >
    > John Smith <JohnSmith@nospam.com> wrote:
    >> Pc seems to be slowing down.
    >> Just looked at windows taskmaster/processes and, when pc at rest and not
    >> being used, shows its using 70% of physical memory and note there are some
    >> duplications and loads of entries (24) showing iexplorer.exe. Why is this
    >> and could I delete all/some? Would this be contributing to slowing down of
    >> pc?
    >> Thanks

    >
    > You PC probably has been infected by a virus and/or you have installed
    > too many useless addons for internet explorer.
    > -------------
    > I've carried out virus scans


    With something like combofix?

    > How do I find out what useless addons for IE I have?


    It is best to just remove them all.
     
  6. John Smith

    John Smith Flightless Bird

    "Rob" wrote in message news:slrni58pg3.2e5.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...

    John Smith <JohnSmith@nospam.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Rob" wrote in message news:slrni58oef.2e5.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    >
    > John Smith <JohnSmith@nospam.com> wrote:
    >> Pc seems to be slowing down.
    >> Just looked at windows taskmaster/processes and, when pc at rest and not
    >> being used, shows its using 70% of physical memory and note there are
    >> some
    >> duplications and loads of entries (24) showing iexplorer.exe. Why is this
    >> and could I delete all/some? Would this be contributing to slowing down
    >> of
    >> pc?
    >> Thanks

    >
    > You PC probably has been infected by a virus and/or you have installed
    > too many useless addons for internet explorer.
    > -------------
    > I've carried out virus scans


    With something like combofix?

    no, AVG

    > How do I find out what useless addons for IE I have?


    It is best to just remove them all.

    yes, but, and excuse my ignorus..how do I identify the addons so they can be
    removed?
     
  7. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    John Smith <JohnSmith@nospam.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Rob" wrote in message news:slrni58pg3.2e5.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    >
    > John Smith <JohnSmith@nospam.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Rob" wrote in message news:slrni58oef.2e5.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    >>
    >> John Smith <JohnSmith@nospam.com> wrote:
    >>> Pc seems to be slowing down.
    >>> Just looked at windows taskmaster/processes and, when pc at rest and not
    >>> being used, shows its using 70% of physical memory and note there are
    >>> some
    >>> duplications and loads of entries (24) showing iexplorer.exe. Why is this
    >>> and could I delete all/some? Would this be contributing to slowing down
    >>> of
    >>> pc?
    >>> Thanks

    >>
    >> You PC probably has been infected by a virus and/or you have installed
    >> too many useless addons for internet explorer.
    >> -------------
    >> I've carried out virus scans

    >
    > With something like combofix?
    >
    > no, AVG
    >
    >> How do I find out what useless addons for IE I have?

    >
    > It is best to just remove them all.
    >
    > yes, but, and excuse my ignorus..how do I identify the addons so they can be
    > removed?


    Read up about it using google, contact someone who knows what to do,
    or just re-install the system.
     
  8. John Smith

    John Smith Flightless Bird

    "John Smith" wrote in message news:i31eik$gia$1@speranza.aioe.org...

    >Pc seems to be slowing down.
    >Just looked at windows taskmaster/processes and, when pc at rest and not
    >being used, shows its using 70% of physical memory and note there are some
    >duplications and loads of entries (24) showing iexplorer.exe. Why is this
    >and could I delete all/some? Would this be contributing to slowing down of
    >pc?
    >Thanks


    anyone else advise?
     
  9. Bob Horvath

    Bob Horvath Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:22:48 +0100, Bob Horvath wrote:

    Tools, manage add ons.



    >
    >
    >"John Smith" wrote in message news:i31eik$gia$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >
    >>Pc seems to be slowing down.
    >>Just looked at windows taskmaster/processes and, when pc at rest and not
    >>being used, shows its using 70% of physical memory and note there are some
    >>duplications and loads of entries (24) showing iexplorer.exe. Why is this
    >>and could I delete all/some? Would this be contributing to slowing downof
    >>pc?
    >>Thanks

    >
    >anyone else advise?
     
  10. John Smith

    John Smith Flightless Bird


    >"Bob Horvath" wrote in message
    >news:mih9569ul8ajs652m6eal3i30i4u0k1fq6@4ax.com...


    >On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:22:48 +0100, Bob Horvath wrote:


    >Tools, manage add ons.


    tvm Bob. All seems to be ok there in the IE add-ons

    ....so... do you have an observation as to
    why I now have almost 30 showings of iexplore.exe showing in Task
    Manager/Processes ?
     
  11. KCB

    KCB Flightless Bird

    "John Smith" <JohnSmith@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:i33cjq$o0j$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >
    >
    >>"Bob Horvath" wrote in message
    >>news:mih9569ul8ajs652m6eal3i30i4u0k1fq6@4ax.com...

    >
    >>On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:22:48 +0100, Bob Horvath wrote:

    >
    >>Tools, manage add ons.

    >
    > tvm Bob. All seems to be ok there in the IE add-ons
    >
    > ...so... do you have an observation as to
    > why I now have almost 30 showings of iexplore.exe showing in Task
    > Manager/Processes ?
    >


    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
    http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

    Try them all, one at a time. Sometimes they are more effective when run in
    safe mode. Make sure they are updated to newest detection levels before you
    start. Have you run Hijack This? If you understand processes, and know
    which are legit and which aren't, you may be able to pick out what is
    causing your issues. It is available here:
    http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

    There are forums devoted to Hijack This, where knowledgeable people can
    help you after posting the log file.
    Good Luck.
     
  12. John Smith

    John Smith Flightless Bird


    >Try them all, one at a time. Sometimes they are more effective when run in
    >safe mode. Make sure they are updated to newest detection levels before
    >you start. Have you run Hijack This? If you understand processes, and
    >know which are legit and which aren't, you may be able to pick out what is
    >causing your issues. It is available here:
    >http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/.>>


    >There are forums devoted to Hijack This, where knowledgeable people can
    >help you after posting the log file.
    >Good Luck.


    Excellent TVM ...I'll give that a go. J
     
  13. Duane Hebert

    Duane Hebert Flightless Bird

    "John Smith" <JohnSmith@nospam.com> wrote in message news:i31pvk$1o7$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> How do I find out what useless addons for IE I have?

    >
    > It is best to just remove them all.
    >
    > yes, but, and excuse my ignorus..how do I identify the addons so they can be
    > removed?


    First, find out if this is causing your problem. You can run IE8 in no-addon mode. You may
    already have a shortcut for this where you installed IE8. If you don't
    create a shortcut on your desktop, edit its properties and set the target with the
    -extoff argument.
    For example, on mine, it looks like this:
    "C:/Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -extoff

    If this problem persists when running in this mode, you can try disabling add ons until
    you find the bad one. Under the tools menu, there should be an option for manager addons.
     
  14. John Smith

    John Smith Flightless Bird


    >If this problem persists when running in this mode, you can try disabling
    >add ons until
    >you find the bad one. Under the tools menu, there should be an option for
    >manager addons.


    ok, will try that vm. J
     
  15. Rick IE Team

    Rick IE Team Flightless Bird

    John,

    Your Browser Add-ons could be slowing your IE down. You could try turning them off:

    >Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer.

    1.Do one of the following:

    > If Internet Explorer 8, click the Tools button, and then click Manage Add-ons.

    > If Internet Explorer 7, click the Tools button, point to Manage Add-ons, and then click Enable or Disable Add-ons.

    2.Do one of the following:
    >If Internet Explorer 8, under Show, click All Add-ons.

    >If Internet Explorer 7, in the Show list, click Add-ons currently loaded in Internet Explorer.

    >Click the add-on you want to disable, and then do one of the following:

    >If Internet Explorer 8, click Disable.

    >If Internet Explorer 7, under Settings, click Disable.

    3.Repeat step 4 for every add-on you want to disable. When you are finished, click Close in Internet Explorer 8, or click OK in Internet Explorer 7.

    That should help speed things up a little.

    Rick
    IE Outreach Team

    for more info click here: How do browser add-ons affect my computer?
     
  16. eve

    eve Flightless Bird

    John Smith wrote on 07/31/2010 11:13 ET :
    > Pc seems to be slowing down.
    > Just looked at windows taskmaster/processes and, when pc at rest and not
    > being used, shows its using 70% of physical memory and note there are some
    > duplications and loads of entries (24) showing iexplorer.exe. Why is this
    > and could I delete all/some? Would this be contributing to slowing down of
    > pc?
    > Thanks
    >

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    up/slowed
    on checking all the .sbd files that Thurderbird created when the mails were
    inported. I find no reference to what a .sbd file is but it must originate for
    the Thurderbird. I don't mind a virus check taking a bit of time, but over 4
    hours just checking these
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