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Internet Explorer grabs 100% CPU

Dell Inspiron 9200
March 14, 2007 at 15:13:28
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 1.6GHz 256MB

Hi all,
I've read a few of the posts here and it seems like you all know what you're on about.

I'm trying to fix a computer that whenever you start Internet Explorer it grabs 100% of CPU usage, a page won't load IE just stays blank.

I've installed Firefox and this doesn't have any problems.

I assume it must be some kind of Hijacker or Virus of some description but nothing i've killed using Hi Jack this has fixed the problem.

AVG and Trend Micro scans are now running clean but did pick up a host of nasties originally.

I hope someone can help, it's been driving me nuts.

Thanks


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#1
March 15, 2007 at 15:54:02

New Window is Blank or Nothing Happens When You Click a Link
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...

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#2
March 15, 2007 at 15:59:43

Another to try.

How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/ar...
http://is-it-true.org/nt/xp/utips/u...
http://www.windows-help.net/Windows...
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_...
Windows XP comes with Internet Explorer 6. Microsoft has made IE part of the core operating system. If you think IE is screwed up, and want to repair it, you must use the sfc command:
Start > Run, copy & paste > Sfc /scannow & press Enter.

It's not always malware: How to fix the top 10 Internet Explorer issues
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie...
Troubleshooting IE6
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pr...
http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/ie6/...


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#3
March 15, 2007 at 16:24:59

Thanks John, i've installed IE7 so thought it should be good as new. The same problem is still there though.

A page won't load yet CPU usage goes up to 100%. Something else must be using the CPU becasue Internet Explorer is doing nothing.

Any more ideas?


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#4
March 15, 2007 at 16:38:44

"Any more ideas?"

It's not always malware: How to fix the top 10 Internet Explorer issues
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie...


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