why does internet exlorer constantly freezes up? is there a fix for this

internet explorer 8 is always freezing up is there a fix for this?

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Last updated October 8, 2018 Views 5,621 Applies to:


Internet Explorer freezes or crashes

Tips for solving problems with Internet Explorer

When you start Internet Explorer, it opens, flashes, and then closes immediately


More troubleshooting methods :

What antivirus/antispyware/security products do you have on machine? Include any you have
EVER had on this machine including those you uninstalled (they leave remnants behind which
can cause strange issues).

If no joy something maybe blocking it.

Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - IE with no Addons - does this work better?

IE - Tools - Internet Options - Advanced Tab - click Restore then click Reset - Apply / OK

IE - Tools - Internet Options - Security Tab -  click reset all zones to default - Apply / OK

Close and restart IE and/or IE with no addons

any better?

IE - Tools - Manage Addons (for sure disable SSV2 if it is there, this is no longer needed but Java
still installs it and it causes issues - you ever update Java go back in and disable it again.) Look for
other possible problems.

Windows Defender - Tools - Software Explorer - look for issues with programs that do not look
right. Permitted are usually OK and "not permitted" are not always bad. If in doubt about a program
ask about it here.

Could be a BHO - SpyBHOremover - Free - standalone program, needs no install, download -
unzip and run - not all are bad however some can cause your issue (Toolbars are BHO's).

How to Change, Add, or Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7

Also get Malwarebytes - free - use as scanner only.



Try these to clear corruption and repair/replace damaged/missing system files.

Run DiskCleanup - Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Cleanup

Start - type in Search box -  COMMAND   find at top of list -  RIGHT CLICK  -  RUN AS ADMIN

sfc /scannow

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

Then run checkdisk (chkdsk).

How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7

Hope this helps.

Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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