Finding that all of a sudden Internet Explorer 9 is slow can be very frustrating. What is the point of paying for high speed internet if your computer can’t keep up? There are some easy things to check to try and pinpoint the issue.
Did you download and install anything when this issue started? An IE Addon that you installed might be causing a conflict or just plain not running well on your computer. Toolbars and other browsing “helpers” are a frequent culprit in this area. A lot of so called “toolbars” are little more than spyware applications.
If you have recently installed something along those lines, try pulling it off. If that doesn’t solve the issue we will have to do a little bit more work. There are going to be two steps to take.
- Run a Spyware cleaner such as NoAdware.
- Run a Registry Cleaner to search and clean up invalid keys.
A lot of spyware likes to enter in registry keys and mess up what was originally there. This is often why all of a sudden Internet Explorer 9 can be running slow. So it is advisable to start with a good spyware scanner. Personally I like one called NoAdware. It performs an extremely in depth scan, which includes registry keys, and attempts to clean them up. It takes a while to complete, but is very in-depth.
Now that you have done your best shot at cleaning up any spyware that might have accidentally gotten on to your PC, go through with a registry cleaner to clean up and take care of any lingering bad or invalid keys that are unrelated to spyware. A lot of applications do a more job of removing old registry keys.
A toolbar or Addon that you installed and then removed might have left keys in the registry causing all of a sudden Internet explorer 9 to run slow after removing them. Now you PC is trying to find something that isn’t there. A periodic cleanup will protect against those issues.