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IE 8 with parental controls extremely slow browsing

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My client's computer is running Windows Vista 32-bit with all updates.  I recently installed IE8.  They use parental controls on their Family user account, but not on their Admin account.  Browsing is fine on the Admin account, but is extremely slow, almost non-functional on the Family account.  I created a third test account and confirmed that the cause of slowness is parental controls - browsing was fine without the parental controls and slow with it activite.  I reset IE8 to defaults and deactivitaed add-ons.  The active secuirty software is Norton 360 Version 3.  Prior to IE8, the client reporting that web browsing with IE7 was a little slow with parental controls, but acceptable.  Yesterday, I uninstalled IE8 to take them back to IE7 and there is some improvement, but still very, very slow browsing on the user account with parental controls.  Any insight as to what might be done to improvie browsing performance would be appreciiated.
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In parental controls, f you turn off "Activity Monitor" and set "Web Filter" to "allow all websites," I think you'll get your speed back.  That said, you'll no longer be filtering websites or monitoring activity, obviously.  So whether this is a workable solution depends on which parental control features they actually want (since parental controls does MANY things, not just filter websites and monitor activity).  If the reason they want parental controls is, for example, to impose time limits on their kids' computer use, blocking specific programs, or controlling access to games, then this modification will be fine for them.  On the other hand, if the PURPOSE, for them, of parental controls is to filter websites or monitor activity, then this won't be a workable solution.
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To resolve this issue, I simply deactivated the Windows Parental Controls and downloaded a copy of the Norton 360 add-on parental control software (no additional charge for subscribers).  Browsing responsiveness with IE is back to normal using the Norton parental control software.
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however think ie8 parental control function is really not perfect, if you really want to use this function, a small advice is trying some 3rd Apps like Imonitor power keyloggyer or spector. but for some business and home,spector is a little expensive, so think imonitor power keyloggyer would be nice choice.

http://www.imonitorsoft.com/product-spy-home.htm
http://www.spectorsoft.com
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