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IE7 Opens Slow

Hope someone has some suggestions for me. My signature shows my OS and McAfee components. I uninstalled McAfee and opened several websites in IE7. They each opened in 4 to 6 seconds. I then installed McAfee. I did not change any of the settings, I just left it as installed. Opening the same websites took from 10 to 22 seconds. What McAfee setting changes might possibly reduce the IE7 opening time back towards the 4 to 6 seconds. I really don't need Parental Controls at all, and I don't think I need Anti-Spam. Any suggestions?

I just noticed something that may mean something to someone who understands McAfee's workings. I noticed that IF I have an IE7 window open, then opening other websites as before, they return to their 4 to 6 second opening speed. But, if I then close both IE7 windows and then open one, the time goes back to the 10 to 22 second. So, a second instance of IE7 experiences normal quick opening speed, but opening the first instance causes the opening time to double or triple. Hopefully, that behavior will provide a clue as to what's causing the opening delay, and how to fix it. Thanks.
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RE: IE7 Opens Slow


Are you still facing the same issue?, if so please let us know
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RE: IE7 Opens Slow

Yes, BalaSGS. The behavior is unchanged from the description of my problem that I posted on 1/5/09. Do you have some suggestions for me?
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RE: IE7 Opens Slow


I really don't need Parental Controls at all, and I don't think I need Anti-Spam. Any suggestions?

Then uninstall them by selecting McAfee Security Center in Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs and selecting only those items for removal. See if it helps.

You can always add them later using the Customize option in the installer.

Also make sure that IE7 is set to its default settings by going to Tools/Internet Options/Advanced and clicking the Reset button, closing and reopening IE7. You will have to re enable the add-ons afterwards.

Make sure you don't have any other protections that is active other than McAfee and make sure that McAfee is set to default settings, especially in the Firewall.
Double-click the taskbar icon to open Security Center
Click Advanced Menu (bottom left)
Click Configure (left)
Click Internet & Network (top left)
Adjustments can be made in the right-hand side and clicking the Advanced button there gives many options.
Anything above default will contribute to slowdowns.

Make sure that Windows Firewall is disabled.

Clear out all your temporary files - go to Start/Run and enter %temp% , Edit button/Select All and delete as many as will go.
Do the same entering just temp - not all will go but a good many will.

In SiteAdvisor options make sure that Protected Mode is turned off.

Did you have other software installed prior to this version of McAfee?

Lastly Google speed up ie7 to find hints on the web.
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