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Windows 7: Internet Explorer 8 – Add Ons Account for 70% Problems.

08 Apr 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Internet Explorer 8 – Add Ons Account for 70% Problems.

According to Microsoft in a whitepaper released today most add-ons to IE8 are the cause of the browsers problems, from speedy performance issues to crashes. Microsoft has detailed several problems associated with browser add-ons. These include toolbars, malware, and restricted sites. They also discuss other topics such as User Agent String and concurrent download settings. The white paper by itself is a useful tool and performance guide for IE8 users who have trouble with their browser’s speed, or performance, or operation.

List of Add Ons
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What causes Internet Explorer Crashes | Windows 7 News

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7

Stolen from Ars Technica: Add-ons responsible for 70 percent of IE8 crashes

He blatantly took the news without crediting who found it, even took a screenshot of the html table that was made.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Thanks Slimy for pointing out the plagiarised source.

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