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    Internet Explorer freezes up when searching

    I'm having a problem with internet explorer freezing up when searching and clicking through to the site. After a few searches when I click on a search result, ie freezes and won't open the site that I clicked on.

    I've already take the following steps:

    (1) Ran malware detection tools including ms malware removal, spybot, adware, malewarebytes and Hijackthis.
    (2) Deleted all cookies, history, add-ons and toolbars.
    (3) Cleaned the XP cache.
    (4) Cleaned the Registry
    (5) Uninstalled ie8 and ie7. Then reinstalled

    Any ideas?

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    here are 3 links from microsoft that may help you

    Would start here: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/pc_ie_intro
    Has a link in the middle of page to reset ie: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936213
    Might have something to help http://support.microsoft.com/gp/pc_ie_intro

    From my experience this was always a like a search dll file or something went fubar with a registry key

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    Did this start before or after you cleaned the registry? Registry cleaners are notorious for screwing up the registry. Most registry cleaners are 10 pounds of crap in a five-pound sack.

    You might want to try doing a registry restore going back to a restore point when IE was working.
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    you didn't try 6?

    (6) Download Firefox

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    Honestly, the problems with IE8 are just another example of Microsoft letting us test drive a program before it was ready for prime time. They did it with WinME and then got it right with XP... they did it again with Vista and got it right with Win7.

    Download an earlier copy of MSIE if you want to see how something renders in a functional IE product, cause IE8 is buggy as heck. Then download Firefox for when you want a real browser with massive power tools and Chrome for when you want to fly but dont need the power tools.

    Using MSIE as your primary browser is like driving down the road with the airfilter of the car sitting beside you on the front seat. You're just gonna get trash in the engine that way.

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    The problem here is simple, and it's right in the thread title:
    "Internet Explorer" Rob went into detail above, and hit the nail on the head.

    Please, do yourself a favor and get Firefox. It's a million times better.

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    Personally, I don't like IE either, but if you develop or work on web sites, you still have to test with IE whether you like it or not. I still test with IE 6 because there are a lot of users (9.6%) who have not yet upgraded. You would be surprised to see the number of sites that I see that are hopelessly broken with IE6. That is all potentially lost business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Personally, I don't like IE either, but if you develop or work on web sites, you still have to test with IE whether you like it or not. I still test with IE 6 because there are a lot of users (9.6%) who have not yet upgraded. You would be surprised to see the number of sites that I see that are hopelessly broken with IE6. That is all potentially lost business.

    Browser Statistics

    FF has almost half the market, but you can't ignore the other half.
    http://browsershots.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bill View Post
    here are 3 links from microsoft that may help you

    Would start here: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/pc_ie_intro
    Has a link in the middle of page to reset ie: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936213
    Might have something to help http://support.microsoft.com/gp/pc_ie_intro

    From my experience this was always a like a search dll file or something went fubar with a registry key
    I've done a reset a couple of times and still have the problem.

    I think that you are right about a search dll. There seems to be some sort of intergration with live and the yahoo tool bar. I disabled the add-ins but still not working.

    Quote Originally Posted by robjones View Post
    Download an earlier copy of MSIE if you want to see how something renders in a functional IE product, cause IE8 is buggy as heck. Then download Firefox for when you want a real browser with massive power tools and Chrome for when you want to fly but dont need the power tools.
    It's kind of a blur now. The problem first started in IE7. I upgraded to IE8 and it didn't resolve the issue. So I uninstalled both IE7/IE8 and still have the problem in IE6. I finally reinstalled both IE7/IE8 and still have the problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kovich View Post
    The problem here is simple, and it's right in the thread title:
    "Internet Explorer" Rob went into detail above, and hit the nail on the head.

    Please, do yourself a favor and get Firefox. It's a million times better.
    I've installed chrome and it's working fine. I still want to get IE running though.

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    Before I used only IE, now having the same problems as Bogart I am just reinstalling the browser, then intead of using only IE, I am using FF and Chrome.
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