Is Internet Explorer Slowing You Down?

June 8, 2009

There are many opinions on which browser is best, but we’re not going to attempt to solve that problem right now… maybe later. What we do want to do is give you some tips on how to make Internet Explorer run just a little bit faster. Over time I.E. (Internet Explorer) tends to get bogged down. Various toolbars, add-ons, tons of browsing history, and piles of cache all work together to clog up your browser, and this can make loading I.E. a painful process. So what can you do? Here are a few quick tips to speed up Internet Explorer.

Tip #1: Clear cached data

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click on Tools, then click Delete Browsing History
  3. In Delete Browsing History, click Delete All.
  4. Click to select the Also delete files and settings stored by add-ons check box, click OK.
  5. Wait for the progress bar to finish, then proceed to Tip #2.

Tip #2: Remove unnecessary Add-Ons

  1. Open Internet Exploer
  2. Click on Tools, then Manage Add-ons, then click Enable or Disable Add-ons.
  3. In the Show box, select Add-ons that have been used by Internet Explorer to display all add-ons that are installed by the computer.
  4. Review the list of add-ons to determine if some of these should be removed. If you see something in the list that you know you use, for instance, a Google toolbar, or Yahoo toolbar, you should probably leave it, but if you see some you definitely don’t use, you can disable these with the following steps.
  5. Select the add-on you want to work with, then click Disable under Settings.
  6. When you have disabled all the add-ons you would like to, click OK.
  7. Exit and then restart Internet Explorer.
  8. If you find that you have disabled something you needed, simply go back through the steps and choose Enable instead.

Need more help? Is your computer still running slow? Visit our website at www.alchemytech.com or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help you out!

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June 8, 2009

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