Desktop Web links openeing really slow

I upgraded my manager's computer to Windows 10. The manager has at least 50-60 desktop web links. Now in windows 10, each web link take 20 - 30 seconds t load the page. I have reset IE to defaults, changed the default browser to edge (the links still open in IE). uninstalled / reinstalled .net4. Set the file explorer to defaults. no add-ins. Can't figure out the issue.
jsgrosskopfIS ManagerAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Take one or two web links on the desktop, delete them and remake them. Restart. Any difference in speed?

New computer?  or upgrade from Windows 7?

If the latter, try doing an in-place Windows 10 Repair Install and Keep Everything so nothing is lost.

Go to the Media Creation Link

Windows 10 is running, so click on the Download button (not Upgrade Button, select Open (Run) but NOT Save. Allow the program to run. Allow drivers to update. Then select Keep Everything

I do not have any issue with web links (although I use Favourites and not Desktop Links).
William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Microsoft Edge is garbage. I had an issue this morning where a PDF would not display in it and you know what Microsoft's response was? Use IE.

Just set the default browser to IE, hide the icon for Edge, and you'll be fine.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Microsoft Edge and PDF's (in Edge or in Acrobat) works fine for me. No issues.
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jsgrosskopfIS ManagerAuthor Commented:
The browser does not matter. I'm the link opens IE, the page is blank. 20-30 seconds later, page loads. If I open ie then the page it opens quick.
William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Right click the shortcuts and look at the properties to make sure no tags have been added that could cause the browser to load differently. If they open in IE no matter what, they may be hard coded to link to the IE executable first, then go to the link instead of just directly to the link.

Also check the Proxy settings to make sure it's not trying to do some kind of detection every time you open the browser.
Jackie Man IT ManagerCommented:
Did you uninstall antivirus/Internet security software before you did the upgrade to Windows 10?

If no, uninstall antivirus/Internet security software now. Restart computer and do a test.

Also, you can install Autoruns to check what software are run at startup.

Finally, if you start the computer with safe mode with networking, still the same problem?
jsgrosskopfIS ManagerAuthor Commented:
I'll check those when I can get back at his computer. Thanks
jsgrosskopfIS ManagerAuthor Commented:
Turns out the Windows security center and it app scanning was killing the computer. I added some exclusions to the app scanning and things got much faster. Thanks for all the suggestions

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You must have some app or file that Windows Security does not like.
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