IE 7.0, Windows Vista, Proteced Mode On - Runs HORRIBLY SLOW

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by mom2dramaqueen, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. We just got a new computer, Windows Vista and it has IE 7.0. Everything is
    fine except IE. It runs so slow it's unbarable. Clicking anything on the
    tool bar will take a minute to even get the menu up, then it may or may not
    accept the clicks you do to the link you want. Just absolutly un-usable.
    After several phone calls and no help I discovered the link that said
    "protected mode on". I turned it off to see and sure enought the interent
    works fine and fast.

    What is the problem with the protected mode that causing it to run so slow?
    Is there one setting under it causing the issue? It's complete crap how slow
    it ran, I mean searoulsy unusable and while I like the idea of the protected
    mode, I cannot use it if it is that slow.

    Does anyone know if there is certain settings I should have on the protected
    mode that maybe something else is on and should be set differently?

    Am I the only one who ever had this issue?
    mom2dramaqueen, Nov 1, 2007
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  2. mom2dramaqueen

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Protected Mode is Vista's version of what is sometimes called "proactive
    defense". The idea behind proactive defense is to protect your computer
    from malicious behavior for which detection and removal techniques have
    not yet been devised. Sad to say, the need for this type of defense is

    I think it's fair to say that proactive defense software is still in its
    infancy. There's no generally accepted approach being used. This type of
    software will slow your computer.

    I am not an expert on Protected Mode, so I won't pretend to be one.
    Microsoft appears to have taken a particularly ham-fisted approach to
    proactive defense. My guess is that they are aiming it at Joe and Jane
    Average, for whom installing separate software, to say nothing of
    configuring it and responding to its prompts, is just not going to happen.

    Here's something you can try now: /If/ you already have proactive
    software installed, perhaps as part of your security suite, either turn
    it off or turn Protected Mode off. Having them both working can bring
    Internet Explorer to a crawl.
    Leonard Grey, Nov 1, 2007
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  3. Yes we do have Macafee virus protection and a firewall from either that or
    windows, maybe both, who knows.

    But definatly this protection mode has to be off if it's working that slow.
    It took me 30 mintues to delete some favorites because everything was so slow.

    I'll look at our Macafee settings to and see what might be going on there too.

    If anyone else has any suggestions it would be appreciated.
    mom2dramaqueen, Nov 1, 2007
  4. mom2dramaqueen

    Leonard Grey Guest

    The combination of Protected Mode and McAffe software is known to be a
    Leonard Grey, Nov 1, 2007
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