IE6 stops responding after 10 minutes


Kevin Gough

Every time I use IE6, it stops responding after about 10
minutes and displays 'Page cannot be displayed' message.
If I reboot the p.c its fine for another 10 minutes then
stops again. My ADSL connection still shows me as being
connected. Anyone any ideas ?

H Leboeuf

Rule out parasites.

Try this: Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Browsing
Uncheck the Enable 3rd party browser extensions

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these tools.

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p.s Reset the 3rd party browser setting.

More: This may be caused by a third-party program (adware, spyware,
Get AdAware and SpyBot and run them both. Keep them up to date.
Dealing with Unwanted Spyware, Parasites, Toolbars and Search Engines

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Before trying to remove spyware, download a copy of LSPFIX from
the URL below - some malware may kill your internet connection when it is
removed, this program will enable you to regain your connection. (if your OS is Win2k or

Important: "So how did I get infected in the first place?"

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