Internet Explorer Troubleshooter Fix It for IE running slow, security issues

Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service has released a Fix It solution to automatically diagnose & fix performance and security issues that may reduce safety in Internet Explorer or cause Internet Explorer to respond slowly or crash.

Internet Explorer Troubleshooter Fix It

What it fixes:

  • Defective Internet Explorer add-ons. Disables defective add-ons.
  • Phishing filter is turned off. Turns the phishing filter on.
  • Pop-up blocker is turned off. Turns the Pop-up blocker on to block pop-ups.
  • Security settings are not set to recommended settings. Resets security to recommended settings.
  • Internet Explore does not update cached pages or updates them inefficiently, causing launch to be slow. Resets the page sync policy to automatic.
  • Cache size is too small or too big, causing slow performance. Resets the cache size to be within 50-250 MB of the default range.
  • Concurrent server connections set too low or too high causing slow performance. Restore IE concurrent connection settings to defaults.
  • Pop-up blocker is turned off allowing pop screens. Turns the Pop Up Blocker on.
  • Resets Internet Explorer security settings to the default (recommended) levels.
  • Enable the Phishing Filter.
  • Enable Data Execution Prevention for Internet Explorer.

So if your Internet Explorer Freezes or Crashes frequently, simply click the Run Now button to launch the file and click the Continue / Allow button to let the troubleshooter fix the problem for you.

Details @ Microsoft. Do check if it applies toy your version of IE and Windows.

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  1. Shubob : The first is our release 😉 , and the second is “Suitable for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP systems”

  2. Satyam

    Thanks for the article
    yes internet explorer was give few problems…..

  3. L Thiele

    I’ve been fighting the problem of random freezing on this Vista laptop for many months. And I finally found the main culprit….Windows Update!
    Even though I had told it to ‘Never Check for Updates’, by this method: “Start > All Programs > Windows Update”, it would still start up in the background and phone home.

    I finally figured out how to REALLY turn it off. Here’s how if you want to try it:
    Right-click the taskbar and select “Task Manager”, then select the “Services” tab. Then click “Services” at the bottom right. When the warning box appears, select “Continue”. Since the new window is behind the ‘Windows Task Manager’ window, you must move that out of the way to get to the “Services” window. At the bottom select “Standard” and go way down to the bottom and find “Windows Update”. Right-click it, then select “Properties”. Here’s where you can select “Disable”, and click “Apply” and “OK”. That should do it. So far it hasn’t turned itself back on after several shutdowns, so it looks like it will stay off. It hasn’t crashed once since I did this!

    I looked into upgrading to Windows 7, and the Microsoft representative told me that I wasn’t receiving updates anyway since they stopped supporting it. He also was quick to admit Vista has problems. Maybe he was just selling me to add to his quota. So I feel like I beat the system!! Hope this helps out there.

  4. slapyasilly

    So MS creates problems then expects users to pay for the fix?

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