Solved Looking for Free ways to Speed up Windows 7 IE11?

June 15, 2015 at 14:15:18
Specs: Windows 7
Is there a FREE way to speed up Internet Explorer 11, please? It frequently takes minutes to connect to my home page or some shopping sites and I get the message "Internet Explorer is not responding".

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#1
June 15, 2015 at 15:43:25
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Firstly, in IE go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab. Try the Reset button there. You will lose your add-ons but they soon come back with usage.

Another possibility is malware, so if the above doesn't help then run these two programs for starters (in the order given) - they are focussed on browser malware:

AdwCleaner:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Cleaning" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

If they find anything please copy/paste the logs on here because further attention is likely to be necessary.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
June 15, 2015 at 19:44:49
Tools>Internet Options>Under Browsing History, select Delete and from the list, select all and delete/OK to clean out your browser history, cookies, etc. This is always a good first step for speeding up your browser and should be done weekly. You can also set your browser to keep history for only 2 or 3 days so there will be less build up.

Cleaning your machine of possible malware is also a good thing to do periodically, I recommend Malwarebytes first but others listed above can also be used right after or alternately as manual scans to see what your antivirus has missed.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
June 15, 2015 at 22:13:34
Through what hardware are you connecting to the internet?

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#4
June 16, 2015 at 04:55:44
Install CCleaner-Slim, run it & remove everything it finds:

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...


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