Troubleshoot Internet Explorer Add-onsInternet Explorer
allows the installation of Browser Helper Objects
which extend its capabilities. Most of these are legitimate, many come bundled with "free" programs and are installed when you install the program, and many are installed as a result of Malware.
See .... Internet-Explorer-add-ons-frequently-asked-questions
Good, indifferent or malicious, they can all potentially affect the performance of Internet Explorer, and it's useful to be able to isolate them, to determine which (if any) might be the cause of any problems you're having.
Since IE 7
it has been possible to run Internet Explorer in No Add-ons
To do so ....
- Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools
- Click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)
.... which will run Internet Explorer with all add-ons disabled.If Internet Explorer appears to be running better, then the next stage is to try and determine which of your add-ons is causing the problem.
- Start Internet Explorer in "normal" mode.
- Click Tools > Manage Add-ons
- Click on the add-on you want to disable to highlight it.
- Click the Disable button.
- Repeat to disable all your add-ons.
- Enable one of your add-ons and re-start Internet Explorer.
- If Internet Explorer is still working OK, enable the next one and re-start Internet Explorer.
Repeat this process with all your add-ons, until you find the add-on or add-ons that were causing the problem.