IE 6 very slow opening web site



IE 6 takes so long to open a web page that I changed browser. I also
updated to IE 7 but no better results. My new browser Moxilla FireFox works
fine so I am lead to conclude that it is not my connection that is at fault.
I have family and friends that use IE 6 with the same provider with good
results so I know that IE is not the problem.
Can someone help me lacate the "bug" in my machine?

Jon Kennedy

Clear out your History and Temporary Internet Files -
If doing so via IE doesn't help, then totally delete those folders - per
instructions at the web site mentioned above.

If still no joy....

This may be caused by spyware/malware that's gotten installed on
your system. Use Ad-Aware, Windows Defender and/or Spybot Search & Destroy
to remove it.

Windows Defender
Good sites on how to install and use Spybot -

Also download a winsock repair tool, to have just in case cleaning up
anything found breaks it -

Winsock repair tools:
LSPFix- all versions of Windows
Winsock2 Fix- Win98, ME
LavaSoft- all versions of Windows-

More information here:

If no joy, in IE go to Tools...Internet Options...Advanced tab, Browsing
section, uncheck "Enable third-party browser extensions", click Apply, click
Okay, reboot. If that solves your problem, then more troubleshooting is
needed to find out exactly which program, or Browser Helper Object (BHO) is
causing this problem. You don't want to leave it at that, as some BHOs are
useful or necessary - like Adobe Acrobat for reading .pdf files or an
essential component of Norton AV. Disable all items, and then gradually
replace one or two at a time to narrow down the culprit.
If you have IE 6 SP-2 you can do this within the browser:
How to manage Internet Explorer add-ons in Windows XP Service Pack 2;en-us;883256

If all the above fails, then the problem could be something new that the
spyware cleaners above don't have in their databases yet. In that case....
HijackThis direct download:
Tutorial on how to use HijackThis:
Then post it's output log to the forum here for analysis and feedback by the
parasite experts:
Or one of the other HijackThis Logs forums listed here:

Or try this program to get some of the most nasty malware:
CWShredder direct download:

An alternate resource for all of this and more:

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