Win7Pro sluggish

A couple of our desktops are sluggish using IE8, mostly internet related.  Seems to have been doing it the last few days.  We use MS Essentials for anti virus.  What should I run/check?  I am biz owner, can follow instructions....
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Tony GiangrecoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Check your managed-add-ins in IE. You might want to disable one or two that is causing slow response.

Also, clear temporary IE files. In IE, go to Tolls, Internet Options, and click Delete to clear temporary files and other file types that IE stores on your hard drive.

A great app to clean winfoes is Ccleaner. I use it weekly on Win7 Pro and it works great.

If needed, run Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware and make sure you run the Complete Scan.
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ITEdgeCommented:
In Windows 7, you can run IE without add-ons (Start > Accessories > System Tools > IE no add-ons).  If performance is much better, look to uninstall plugins and toolbars that you don't need.  They can really bog down IE


If you think you have a virus, I would suggest booting to safe mode and running the following:
RogueKiller (http://www.majorgeeks.com/RogueKiller_d6983.html)
TDSS Killer (http://support.kaspersky.com/5350)
MalwareBytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org)
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
the IE is starting slow? or web page is slowly loaded?
What if you use different web browser?
what if you use one of these machines in different LAN if possible?
Did you do full AV scan?
you can try boot in safe mode with networking and check change
you can try to boot some LiveCD and check

If you still thing it could be infection, try to uninstall AV and install triav version of some other (Kaspersky, Symantec, ..) and perform full AV scan. Also possible to boot some security SW for scan (e.g. Kaspersky Rescue Disk)
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kadafitcdCommented:
You could also try upgrading your browser to the recommended Internet Explorer 9.  IE8 has it's issues and like the above said one of your Add-Ons could be causing it.  The add-on could have received an update that doesn't work properly with the outdated Internet Explorer 8 Browser that you're using.  Unless you have something that doesn't work well with Internet Explorer 9 then you should upgrade to it.  Or, better yet switch to a better browser like Google Chrome.
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffConnect With a Mentor Systems AnalystCommented:
ITEdge's comment was thorough although somewhat misinformed.  Please do NOT run these apps in safe mode if at all possible.  If your system is just slow, run the tools in your regular mode for best results.  The tools themselves are advertised as being meant to run in regular boot mode unless you can not boot to anything but safe mode.

Do use something other than IE, if possible (you can use IE9 in compatibility mode if that is the reason you haven't upgraded - check out my article: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/Web_Browsers/Internet_Explorer/A_9390-Downgrading-IE9-to-IE8-on-a-Windows-7-x64-box.html notice the link at the end of the article for changing to compatibility mode instead of downgrading to IE8).  I agree with kadafitcd, switch to Chrome.
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tmoore1962Commented:
on the security tab of the IE options disable the protected mode check box, some plugins in IE will cause severe slow downs when this is enabled.
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ded9Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Put the computer in clean boot mode and then launch internet explorer

Clean boot process

Start-type - msconfig- click on startup tab- click disable all...then click services tab- put a check on hide all microsoft services ...and then click disable all....click ok and then restart the computer in normal mode.

If everything works fine in clean boot then enable five startup items and services at a time to find the faulty software.



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