John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.

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IE Freezing - Add-Ons could be the problem

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Annoyance of the past few weeks for me has been Internet Explorer 6 has been temporarily freezing (something like 3 seconds) while opening pages. After enough being enough, I set about yesterday trying to find the cause. It turned out to be an add-on - when I went through Tools/Manage Add-Ons there were quite a few likely third-part suspects, so I turned each off in turn (Shockwave, Adobe etc), until I was left with just two, both relating to MSN Desktop Search. I figured it couldn't possibly be those, but it turned out it was. Once discovered, a simple case of un-installing, rebooting and re-installing and it's back to normal again. Curious - must forward that one to the product group.
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  • I have to admit that I've also had some minor problems with MSN Desktop search. Some are actually feature requests that I'd like. But on the whole I have to say it is one of the better addons that I have for IE.

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