I/E8 so slow when Browsing.

  birdface 11:36 16 Mar 2010

It has its good days and has its bad days.
Is it an ISP problem or what.
I usually have to go to developers tools and switch of Script then it works twice as fast.
But then you have to turn it on again if you want to use any flash programs.
I have IE7Pro add-on installed and that does not seem to work as good as it used to.

Is there any other program that will make IE8 run any quicker.I am using W/7.
I have just removed Firefox as it kept freezing.
So not having a lot of luck.
I really don't want to use another browser as I am used to I/E just something to make it that bit quicker.
I have ran all of my security plus defrag etc and no problems found.

  northumbria61 12:32 16 Mar 2010

Hi buteman - there is a little tip on this - maybe it will help - not sure if it works with Windows 7 .

click here

I personally use Firefox (latest version 3.6) without any problems - I am on Win7 64bit - but I also have Firefox "preloader" and "prefetch1" added to the "target line" as follows:-

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" /prefetch:1

Note the space before /prefetch:1

  northumbria61 12:38 16 Mar 2010

If you do try the "tweak" with IE8 - ie. the .dll file as suggested let me know if there is any noticeable difference please.

  birdface 12:59 16 Mar 2010

Hi did the tweak and so far can notice no difference.
It did take a long time for the computer to shut down after installing it.

  northumbria61 13:09 16 Mar 2010

It appears it doesn't work for Win 7 then.

I do switch between IE and Firefox and they both seem okay (Win7 Pro 64bit) so it may just be down to your ISP/Connection Speed if as you say it has good days and bad days.

Sorry I can't think of anything else that will make it run any faster.

These things are sent to TRY US - and they certainly do!

  birdface 15:19 16 Mar 2010

Yes not a lot of difference in speeds.
A lot faster when I turn script's off.
What I need is something on the Taskbar that could turn script's on and off as required.
It is shutting down Ok now so no more
problems with that.
I will put it down to my ISP.

  northumbria61 22:48 16 Mar 2010


Thanks for the feedback.

  birdface 00:01 19 Mar 2010

Ok think that I have found the problem.
Every time I change a page a2 guard.exe takes up about 45% of the CPU.This can last up to about 15-20 seconds
It is part of A squared and has to run at start up or you are not protected properly.
But it is making I/Explorer slow in opening new pages.
Anyone else using A Squared getting the same problem.
Using IE8 and have to turn script off on developers tools or I would probably have to change browsers.

  User-1229748 02:46 19 Mar 2010

what other security programs are you using?

  sunnystaines 08:13 19 Mar 2010

as of late found ie8 very fast in w7, not done anything special, thought it was a ms update.

[i too agree with ie7pro seems overdue an update]

could security software be slowing it down?

  birdface 08:33 19 Mar 2010

Looks like A Squared Guard maybe be slowing it down but not 100% sure.
I have the pay for version of.
A Squared.
AVG Pro.
Malwarebytes free.
Winpatrol .
And use Windows own Firewall

I use Virginmedia so not sure if it is an ISP problem or not.
IE8 used to be faster than Firefox but just recently has become rather slow or slower than normal.
I do not have Java downloaded but have had no problems up till now.
Also removed Silverlight recently so not sure if that is needed on W/7 or not.

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