There are a few things you can do to make sure Internet Explorer stops freezing up on you when you surf the net. The first thing to do is to make sure you use the most current version of IE, and apply all the updates that are available for it. If you are using IE 6, try to upgrade as soon as you can, because IE 6 is extremely problematic.
Next, if you already have an anti-virus software installed, update it with the latest virus database and do a thorough scan of your computer. If you don’t have one, you can use an online virus scanner. Because Internet Explorer is tightly integrated with Windows, a problem with one often leads to a problem with the other. So by checking your computer for viruses and removing them (if found), it will help to minimize any problems with IE and Windows.
Lastly, most problems with Internet Explorer are caused by problems with the Windows registry. IE relies heavily on the proper functioning of the registry and if there are problems with it, you can be certain that Internet Explorer will be affected. Luckily the solution is simple in this case.
Registry cleaners are available to fix registry problems. A good registry cleaner software will search the entire registry, which often grows to be huge in size, finds and fixes any errors and invalid entries. In the process, the registry gets optimized and Internet Explorer runs better and faster. There are many such software around, and like all things in life, they are not all equal. Some just plainly don’t work and so it is very important to choose a good one to do the job.