Typing is lagging when using IE8

Dell / Dimension 2350
August 1, 2010 at 13:02:48
Specs: Windows XP, 4 CPU/1 GB
About 2+ weeks ago, I noticed that, when using IE 8, that when I try to type an email, or anything within a browser window, that the typing was lagging, skipping letters, etc.

I sell on eBay, so that makes it a serious issue with me, especially when typing a description of the listing.

By the way, typing is fine in Word, Notepad, etc.

So, I downloaded Firefox. The typing is fine when in Firefox, but there are other annoying things going on, such as, when I type a URL, instead of going to that URL, it goes to something else, usually some sort of ad, so I have to go back, try again, and it goes where it's supposed to.

Or, with eBay, not everything loads on a page, so I have to refresh.

I'd just as soon get the IE 8 lagging typing issued resolved, so I can go back to using it.

Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.


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#1
August 1, 2010 at 13:52:59
Just uninstall IE8 and revert back to IE7, much better and faster for XP. I also find Firefox has too many nags, that's why I only use it as an auxiliary browser.

After you revert back to IE7, you have to set your critical updates to notify you before installing. That way when you get a notification on your taskbar, right click on it and click on Custom. If IE8 is listed, uncheck it and then say OK. It will ask if you want to be reminded again. clear the checkmark and it will not come up again.

Then you set your PC up again to automatically download critical updates.
Hope that helps

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#2
August 1, 2010 at 14:32:26
Okay. Is it as simple as uninstalling it in Add/Remove Programs?

I ask because, on the Microsoft website, it sounds much more complicated.


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#3
August 1, 2010 at 15:23:58
If it was a separate update it will be real easy to remove from add/remove. If it came with an SP3 download there will be no option to remove it in add/remove. You will then have to uninstall SP3. If I were you I would just use SP2 especially on XP, SP2 will be fine.

EDIT: I just thought of this. If IE8 cannot be uninstalled in add/remove, then you should be able to uninstall it in windows components, just a thought.

Let me know how you make out.
Thanks

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#4
August 1, 2010 at 16:19:17
On the Microsoft website, I did read, that if one has SP 3, that the uninstall option for IE 8 wouldn't show up in the control panel. But, in my Control Panel both IE 8 & SP 3 are listed.

What do you think? Should I uninstall both IE 8 & SP 3 in add/remove?


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#5
August 1, 2010 at 18:45:21
You just have to uninstall IE8 and then do what I said in response 1

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#6
August 1, 2010 at 19:27:32
Okay, it's all done. Unfortunately, the typing issue is still a problem, but thank you very much for all your assistance. I like IE 7 better, anyhow.

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#7
August 1, 2010 at 20:25:08
You are welcome, try Ccleaner slim:
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...
and clean out all it finds, then click on the registry icon and let it clean all it finds....no need to make a backup on that.

Also run malwarebytes and remove all it finds:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...
Sounds like you may have some malware causing your problems...good luck ;-)

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#8
August 2, 2010 at 07:38:57
Good Morning. :) I already have Malwarebytes, so I ran it, and Cccleaner last night. Malwarebytes didn't find any errors, but typing seems better.

I did have a problem a few days ago with Dr Debugger. When booting my computer, I'd get a Windows error message, then the Dr Debugger screen.

I was able to get rid of the Dr Debugger screen, but I'm still getting a Windows error message when I turn on the computer. I looked at the details of the error this morning, and it has to do with ibamiwum.dll.

I did a Google search for ibamiwum.dll, but nothing.

Would it be a remnant from Dr Debugger?


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#9
August 2, 2010 at 08:20:23
no, if you can't find it, it is most likely spyware of some sort.
Try these other 2 fully woking trials and remove all they find:
1- Trojan Remover
http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/d...
2- Hitman Pro
http://www.surfright.nl/en/downloads/

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#10
August 2, 2010 at 09:07:17
Thank you for the links to those programs. I ran them both, and Hitman Pro tagged ibamiwum.dll as malware. All gone. :)

I think/hope all the issues I was having are resolved.

Thanks so much for all your help and patience. I sincerely appreciate it!


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#11
August 2, 2010 at 09:27:04
Thanks for posting back and it was a pleasure!

You can uninstall both of those trials using their own uninstallers in all programs. Don't use add/remove
good luck

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#12
August 2, 2010 at 09:46:54
Okay, thanks.

I'm thinking that, since Hitman found malware that nothing else I use found, it might be worth purchasing.

What do you think?


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#13
August 2, 2010 at 09:58:21
nah, I wouldn't purchase it. There are always other free tools popping up.

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#14
August 2, 2010 at 10:13:56
Okay, so next time I have an issue, I expect you to be here with the solution. :) Take care, and thanks, again. Gwen

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#15
August 2, 2010 at 10:45:26
YW Gwen, You can add spywareBlaster to your PC, it's free and you should check for updates every 2 weeks. Manual updates for free:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_s...
That will keep unwanted things getting added to your PC.

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#16
August 2, 2010 at 11:25:28
Okay. Will do. Thanks, again. :)

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#17
August 3, 2010 at 14:07:39
Me, again. I went to the link you gave me, downloaded SpywareBlaster, and did a scan.

It allegedly found one trojan, but when I clicked next, or whatever it was name, it took me to a website, where I have to purchase it, in order to have the trojan removed.

You sure it's free?


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#18
August 3, 2010 at 14:58:24
spywareblaster is free. Are you sure that is what you downloaded? Also, it doesn't scan for problems, it just prevents them. You probably downloaded spyware doctor which is a paid program. Use the link on the top RIGHT of the page where it says download the latest version.

Spyware Doctor probably gave you a false positive to coax you into buying it.

If it did find something legit, you can use the free one from the link I will give you:
http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack...
Uncheck EVERYTHING except Spyware doctor and download it and remove the problem. Then you can uninstall it, or if you want you can keep it, it's up to you.

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#19
August 3, 2010 at 17:27:36
Yes, you're right. I went to the wrong download site. I swear, it's set up that way on purpose! I sure do miss the good ole' days, when one needed only one anti-virus program, and there wasn't all this junk floating around on the Internet.

I actually was a self-taught computer instructor for a few years, back in the early to mid-nineties. I absolutely loved figuring out how to make things work, and that's when I joined computing.net, to get help with issues I didn't know how to resolve. But, all that's changed. Like my car, I just want the dang thing to work. :)

I've downloaded Spywareblaster & Spyware Doctor. I'll run both of them later & see if either turn up anything, then probably uninstall them.

So, now, on my computer, I have:

Hitman
CCleaner
Spywareblaster
Spyware Doctor
Trojan Remover
Malwarebytes
Avira AntiVir Personal

You think I'm covered? haha

I am still having one, slightly annoying issue. When on eBay, scrolling down the page, rather than scroll smoothly, it jerks it's way down.

Do you think that, since it only seems to happen on eBay, that it's an eBay issue, and not my computer?


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#20
August 3, 2010 at 18:04:50
Hmmmm, first of all you can uninstall Hitman and trojan remover as they will just keep popping up everytime you boot up.

I myself would unload avira, get avast free:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_a...
Don't forget....the latest version on the right LOL
So after you unload Avira, install Avast and have it do a bootscan on reboot and move all it finds to the chest. It is 100X better than Avira. No scheduled scans , better real-time protection and updates daily.
It's up to you.
I use:
Avast Free
Malwarebytes
Ccleaner Slim (I set it to run on start-up, cleans out all the junk)
Winpatrol Free (guards what tries to load up on the PC)
Spyware Blaster
Threatfire (Protects against unwanted Rootkits)

They are all free and work great together.

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#21
August 3, 2010 at 18:39:00
Okay, those programs sound good. However, I'm thinking I used Avast in the past and had issues with it, but I don't remember what they were. Maybe I'll try it, again.

I'll block out a few hours to work on getting them uninstalled and/or installed. :)

Thanks. You've been great!


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#22
August 3, 2010 at 18:55:13
you are welcome...the newer Avast now is much better. I've been using Avast for almost 9 yrs now.

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#23
August 3, 2010 at 19:05:42
It wasn't all that long ago that I tried it. I'll give it another shot, though. I can always uninstall it, if I have issues with it.

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