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Windows 7: Internet Explorer 8 freezes

13 May 2010   #11

windows 7 64 bits
Win 7 and IE8 freezing

Removing Spy Sweeper from Webroot solved my problems. ( IE8 in Windows 7 freezing up randomly)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2010   #12
bryn ie8team

Windows 7
Repair IE

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terrym View Post
Installed Win 7 on May 5. Seemed to work well. Started having problems with IE8 freezing when it opens. Sometimes I can ctl, alt, del and close it out, but more often I have to reboot. I also have firefox and it seems to work fine.

Has anyone else seen this problem?

Any ideas on how to troubleshoot?

Thanks for any help or comments.
If you find that your IE8 is freezing frequently in Windows, here are some trouble-shooting steps you may try:
1. Run your anti-virus and an anti-spyware, to check for malware infections. Microsoft Security Essentials is a good freeware AV from Microsoft.
2. Clear Cache. Or else run your Junk Cleaner or CCleaner. In IE 7 or 8, click Tools > Internet options > Security > Reset all Zones to Default level
3. If still you find your IE giving problems, close it and run IE (No Add-ons). This opens up the browser without loading any add-ons, toolbars or plug-ins.
4. Run sfc /sc¬annow and at the end reboot if asked for. This will replace corrupted system files if any.
If you find it running OK, then the problem is most probably caused by an addon. In that case you have two options :
- Use the manage Add-ons tool, and disable each one after the other to find out which one is causing the problem.
- In Internet Options, go to Advanced Tab and click on Reset tab. Restart IE. This step deletes all temp files, disables any add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars and also resets all changed settings to default. Although this is a quick-fix, you will have to re-install the add-ons.

I hope this helps!

IE Outreach Team
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2010   #13

Win 7 Pro


The problem I had was an add on I inadvertently installed which is

PriceGong BHO, some sort of price searching thing.

Disabled this and it now works fine.

I think it got installed when I was installing the Gimp!!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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