Internet Explorer a bunch of crap

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by COMPUTERPERFORMANCE, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. I have used this browser now for about 6 months and I have installed it on 3
    different computers with the same results. The browser constantly freezes up
    at various times. When I click on a link or try to open another tab it just
    freezes and goes to an hourglass. I then have to open task manager and end
    the application. I would think that you would have this corrected as every
    person I have discussed this with is having the same issue. For a company
    that claims to have the best OS and browser you fall well short. I will
    switch to Firefox and forget about this useless and unproductive piece of
    crap programming.

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    P. Di Stolfo Guest


    so, I don't have this or any other issue with it at the moment. Where does
    Microsoft claim to have the best browser?
    Please use Firefox, as you cannot as easily go wrong with it as you can with
    Internet Explorer.

    P. Di Stolfo
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    schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    P. Di Stolfo, Sep 23, 2007
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    GusGus Guest

    I have the same "Identical" problem! If there is an MVP reading this, is
    there a fix for this problem? Thank you.

    GusGus, Sep 23, 2007

    P. Di Stolfo Guest


    please try the following:

    * Try starting IE without add-ons: Run -> iexplore -extoff -> Enter . If the
    errors don't persist, start Internet Explorer normally again and go to
    Tools -> Manage add-ons -> Enable or Disable add-ons and disable one add-on
    after the other, until you find which add-on is causing the issue.

    * If the first doesn't work, try resetting IE's settings (this may delete
    your personal settings!): Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced -> Reset...

    Hope this helps.
    P. Di Stolfo
    P. Di Stolfo, Sep 23, 2007

    PA Bear Guest

    ...every person I have discussed this with is having the same issue.

    Cannot reproduce here. Are you referring to IE7? Windows version?

    Assuming WinXP SP2:

    1. Does this behavior persist if you start IE7 in No Add-ons mode?

    To start IE7 in No Add-ons mode:

    Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without Add-ons; or

    Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (No


    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:

    2. Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)? <= Read before using!

    3. If you uninstall (a) IE7 (which automatically returns you to IE6), (b)
    all toolbars and (c) all third-party Windows Themes (including Window
    Blinds) and don't reinstall IE7, does this behavior persist?

    Uninstalling IE7

    How to uninstall Internet Explorer 7:

    IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:


    Required reading before installing IE7:

    Sandi's Installation Tips <= FOLLOW THESE TIPS TO THE LETTER!

    [And I strongly recommend using as the
    installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.]

    IEBlog : IE7 Installation and Anti-Malware Applications

    What's New in Internet Explorer 7

    Release Notes
    PA Bear, Sep 23, 2007

    GusGus Guest

    Thank You for the speedy response. I'll try your suggestions as soon as

    GusGus, Sep 23, 2007

    GusGus Guest

    Yes, I have IE7 on WinXP SP2. Thank you for all the great info!!


    GusGus, Sep 23, 2007

    SAM-R Guest

    I have used IE7 since build 5112 in July 2005 and have had very little
    problems with it. If you consider that IE7 has been downloaded millions of
    times, then look at how many post here, the posts in this Newsgroup would be
    a very small percent of IE7 users.
    SAM-R, Sep 23, 2007

    VanguardLH Guest

    wrote in message

    Microsoft is not responsible for your crappy and unstable
    configuration of Windows and whatever software you installed on your
    host(s). So when FF becomes a "bunch of crap", and then Opera, and
    then whatever you next use, I suppose then you will proclaim "Windows
    is a bunch of crap" and proceed to fark over a Linux install.
    VanguardLH, Sep 23, 2007
  10. I have been using IE7 for over a year and have never had it freeze.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Sep 24, 2007
  11. Oops, meant to include this:
    I know of three 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. Tools | Internet Options | Advanced
    Scroll to the bottom and click Reset Internet Explorer Settings. See this
    article first:
    How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES):

    3. Malware already installed on the computer: Help with malware
    All MS-MVP Sites.

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.

    So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
    For quite a few people it's by installing programs like 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:
    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
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Sep 24, 2007

    GusGus Guest

    I hope I'm doing this right, but I like to get back to "PA Bear" to let him
    know that I took his suggestion of opening IE7 in No Add-ons Mode and then
    went back to the Add-ons mode, and everthing seems to working OK now.

    GusGus, Sep 25, 2007

    PA Bear Guest

    YW. Are you the one who started this thread? If not, what's your Windows
    version and are you running any Norton software?
    ~PA Bear

    PA Bear, Sep 25, 2007

    lforbes Guest

    If you actually want a solution rather than just a rant... Check your flash
    and your Java installs. More than likely they are old and that is the issue.
    Upgrade and you should be fine.

    I run thousands of computers with IE 7 and don't have an issue - even under
    lforbes, Oct 1, 2007

    N. Miller Guest

    I have used MS Internet Explorer 7 only sparingly; but not because it is
    "crap", only because I like Opera better. MSIE7 has not frozen, or locked up
    on me; but I don't use add-ons, BHOs, or the like. I would strongly suggest
    trying to run MSIE without them before you call it, "crap", because you may
    be having problems with "crap" add-ons.

    ~Shine, bright morning light,
    ~now in the air the spring is coming.
    ~Sweet, blowing wind,
    ~singing down the hills and valleys.
    N. Miller, Oct 1, 2007

    Smatt Guest

    Yes, IE 7 has been downloaded millions of times. But i would bet that the
    majority of that number comes from people having to download it multiple
    times in just trying to make the thing work. if people really want a solution
    to their problems, all they have to do is go to this link:
    Smatt, Dec 3, 2007

    Gordon Guest

    And what about the alleged 80 million copies of Vista that have been
    shipped, with IE7 included as default? Don't see 80 million people posting
    Gordon, Dec 3, 2007
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