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Peter

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IE Running Slow
« on: April 09, 2013, 01:59:58 PM »

Trying to open a link to a national newspaper and I get the attached message regarding a script running that is causing IE to run slow, anyone know what it's all about?

Also, how do I cure it?

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Re: IE Running Slow
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 03:11:55 PM »

There's lots of reasons why you might see that message.

Computer generally running very slow, IE running slow due to add-ons and/or rogue software, badly written script.

What version of Windows and version of IE are you using? 

Have you had the message before?  Have you been able to view the particular web page ok before?

Also, try this :

Click start button, select RUN and type IEXPLORE -EXTOFF

which will start IE without any add-ons loaded.  Are you able to view the webpage using it in that way?  If so, it's an IE add-on causing you problems.

(You can look at the add-ons you've got installed by clicking on Tools then Manage Add-ons in IE, and it'll show you a list.  There's usually quite a few.  But are there any you're suspicious of or don't recognise?

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Re: IE Running Slow
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013, 04:28:06 PM »

Hi Ian,

I'm using Windows XP with all the updates. IE 8

I tried to run the browser without add ons but IE says cannot open that page.

The webpage I was trying to open was the Guardian, which I have not used before, I found the article using Chrome ok though.

I have had this problem before but not for a long time now.

Peter
 
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Re: IE Running Slow
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013, 04:34:45 PM »

Can you check that you typed the command correctly?  There should be a minus sign in there

iexplore -extoff

If I leave out the minus sign, IE complains it cannot open the page.  If I type it as above, it starts up and tells me it's running with no extensions, which is what we want.

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Re: IE Running Slow
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 04:48:54 PM »

I did include the minus sign, but noticed after there is a space before it, put in the space and the page did open, but still very slow, and I got the script running message again too.

So I guess I need to find the offending add on(s) now, I recently installed a new Canon printer with the download was a Canon tool bar, I'll start with that.

Thanks Ian for you advice.

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Peter
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Re: IE Running Slow
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013, 04:54:54 PM »

If the command iexplore -extoff is working correctly, it should open the browser with no extensions loaded at all.

If you're still getting the message about unresponsive scripts, it could indicate an underlying problem with your computer speed in general, or that the script isn't very compatible with IE8.

IE8 is pretty old now, so using Chrome is a good idea anyway.  I'm currently typing this on a Windows XP machine with Chrome and IE.  I only use IE for running Windows Update, everything else I do through Chrome.

Uninstalling unnecessary toolbars and add-ons is a useful thing to do anyway.  I don't have any toolbars installed.

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Re: IE Running Slow
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 05:02:16 PM »

Chrome is my default browser, and I use IE to check on Yahoo mail that a friends post often end up in the spam box, despite me repeatedly clicking on the 'Not Spam' option.

If O don't need the add ons I'll leave them off then.

Thanks again,

Peter
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Re: IE Running Slow
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 09:05:37 PM »

If this is the first time youve seen it, or only see it once in a blue moon... and only on certain pages..  then its a safe bet that its a poorly executed script.

It could be an active x script... or just some javascript which is either poorly written by the webmaster and its looping ...  or the script is calling on some other information such as a database which is taking too long to respond.

The message you see is just a warning from IE that its still trying to process the webpage and until it does its using up resources which may slow down anything else that you have open on your computer.... and its giving you the option to stop the script.

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Worthy of mention is that all browsers have different lengths of time in seconds before they show the message.. 
I cant remember the times now - no doubt google has the answer - but IE will normally issue a warning before any of the others, then firefox, then chrome.  I do however recall that chrome waits twice as long as firefox before issuing the warning.   
You can also change in the registry settings the wait time before message is displayed for IE

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