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Computer Slowed After Software Upgrade


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#1 cd-spencer

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 09:27 AM

Hi

I was recently prompted to download and upgrade for my computer which I did, this updated my Internet Explorer. Since this has been done my computer has been chronically slow and I am worried that in doing this I also picked up some virus as my hard drive seems to be constantly busy.

Any suggestions / help would be great,

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 09:59 AM

Windows released updates 18 days ago. Is this the "recent" time frame you are referring to?
What scans have you done for finding malware? What security programs do you have? What OS and version of IE? Have you checked your Windows update history to see when the updates were done and if they were successful?
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Posted 30 December 2006 - 10:13 AM

I'm still reading a lot of problem reports related to IE7 which was offered as an automatic update. Many have opted to uninstall it and revert back to IE6. For instructions on doing this see Internet Explorer 7 FAQs.

Edited by quietman7, 02 January 2007 - 07:04 AM.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:54 AM

Hi

I followed the link to IE & FAQ's and it took me into GRISOFT...is there an error with the link?

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 07:06 AM

The link has been fixed Chris so give it another try.
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 08:02 AM

Thanks, the link is now working...if I remove IE7 will I then have to reload IE6? what is the most reliable way of reloading this?

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 08:15 AM

Is that the "update" that caused you the problems? If you want to revert back to IE6, follow the directions below which is the second question answered in the link quietman7 provided.

To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 to return to Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP

Click "Start," and then click "Control Panel."
Click "Add or Remove Programs."
Check "Show Updates" at the top of the dialog box.
Scroll down the list and highlight the version of Internet Explorer 7 that you are running, and then click "Change/Remove."
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