IE8 Freezing and Recovering


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When I have several sites open in Windows 7 IE 8, I get a problem if I minimise them. When I hover the pointer over the bottom of the screen I see a miniature of each site. Sometime when I click on one it will open fine, but at other times it will open to a white screen with a small blue rotating circle in the centre. At other times, the page will open, but again will have the blue rotating circle in the centre. If I click on the page, it mists over and becomes semi transparent. When I click on the cross in the corner to close down, I get a message that the program is not responding and Windows is looking for a solution. Needless to say it never comes up with one. It even happened today without me minimising, when I attempted to post this topic, and I am now retyping it into Word so that I can paste it to the forum. A Microsoft technician told me to delete temporary files which I did. He also said to type C:\windows\prefetch and delete all the files that came up. I did this also and the problem was solved for a few minutes. Apart from this problem everything is running fine.
 
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It sounds like something is causing Internet Explorer to hang. Can you try running IE8 in safe mode and see if it still happens by running:

iexplore -extoff

You can type that directly in to the start menu search box or in to the run box (Windows Key + R).
 

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Very many thanks for the reply. I think that I may have found the solution. I disabled all IE addons, and then enabled them one by one. So far IE is running absolutely perfectly with Key Scrambler disabled. Although this may solve the problem, I am VERY disappointed because it is a great tool to keep safe when doing INTERNET banking etc. If all continues to run OK, I will let you know so that others may benefit. If the vendors of Key Scrambler care to answer my e mail I will also let you know.:):)
 

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Hi andsome

Thanks for posting the problem that you found and exactly how you found the problem.

If you don't mind I would like to rename this thread to draw more attention. The misting effect you are talking about is actually "IE8 Freezing and Recovering". I have had this happen on my PC. However I don't have this Addon installed.
 

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Hi andsome

Thanks for posting the problem that you found and exactly how you found the problem.

If you don't mind I would like to rename this thread to draw more attention. The misting effect you are talking about is actually "IE8 Freezing and Recovering". I have had this happen on my PC. However I don't have this Addon installed.
Please feel free to call it what you like. I would appreciate a link.:)

P.S. Just tried everything again and everything is still fine.
 
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Everything still runs fine without the Key Scrambler program. QFX have replied very promptly and sent me a link to a Bug Fix version. Unfortunately this is still as bad. Does anyone know of a similar type of program to scramble keys that are being typed on web sites such as banking etc?:)
 
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I keep a special file of a certain name stashed multiple folders and files deep on my system. In it, I keep text files that have various passwords, banking data, log-ins -- watever. Then I just copy and paste into the online data entry forms. Nothing for a keylogger to capture. Some on-line sites may not work this way, but most do, except maybe for e-mail addresses on some forms.
 
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I keep a special file of a certain name stashed multiple folders and files deep on my system. In it, I keep text files that have various passwords, banking data, log-ins -- watever. Then I just copy and paste into the online data entry forms. Nothing for a keylogger to capture. Some on-line sites may not work this way, but most do, except maybe for e-mail addresses on some forms.
I have been using a memory stick for this purpose. :)
 

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