Explorer locks up, becomes non responsive

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Paintpro, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Paintpro

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    When selecting an action in a web site,the wheel turns and turns and then
    Explorer stops responding requiring meto end task with Task Manager. Vista
    operating sys., Explorer 7.0
     
    Paintpro, Apr 27, 2007
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  2. I know of two causes for the vast majority of such problems:
    1. Incompatible add-ons: What if you right click the IE icon on the desktop
    and choose Start Without Add-ons?
    Or go to Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    Explorer (No Add-ons).

    2. Malware already installed on the computer: Help with malware
    All MS-MVP Sites.
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

    So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
    For quite a few people it's by installing Messenger Plus, whose ads for
    malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince you that you
    owe it to the author. See also:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971
    Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
    what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure
    of.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Apr 27, 2007
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  3. No, I don't. I would just experiment with them.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Apr 28, 2007
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