why is internet explorer so slow compared to chrome

Internet Explorer is used less and less because of the many flaws with how the program is designed. Although Internet Explorer 7 has been a revelation compared to its past, Internet Explorer is still a headache to many users, forcing them to choose other web browsers instead, such as Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Safari. Usually it is because of one of the following problems. As Internet Explorer is currently the most widely used web browser, it also has the most amount of adornments. This includes the various browser helper objects (BHOs), toolbars like the Google toolbar, and numerous supposedly Internet tweaking add-ons. To stop those malicious ones, adhere to the following steps:
In Internet Explorer menu, click Tools, and then Internet Options. Click the Programs tab, then the Manage add-ons. Choose the add-on that you want to disable and click Disable. Note that with Internet Explorer 7, even ActiveX can also be deleted under Delete ActiveX. Click Ok to exit and restart Internet Explorer for the change to take effect. Internet Explorer, after an excessive amount of usage over time, can be quite slow because of all the configurations and the settings that the user may or may not have applied at their own will. In Internet Explorer menu, click Tools, and then Internet Options. Select the Advanced tab and click Reset. Again, click Reset in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings. Click Ok to exit and restart Internet Explorer for the change to take effect. Internet Explorer History folder stores previously visited websites. It is, in a way, like a record of where you went. When this piles up, your Internet Explorer can become slow. Deleting the record can significantly improve the overall speed. In Internet Explorer menu, click Tools, and then Internet Options. If you are using Internet Explorer 7, click Settings under Browsing History. Then, change the Days to keep pages in History value to 0. Click Ok to exit. If you are using Internet Explorer 6, change the value of Days to keep pages in History to 0. Click Ok to exit. Restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect. Often times, spywares and adwares will change your start and search pages automatically. This basically takes you to websites that you don t necessarily want to go, but must go because of the malicious programming. This can usually play a big role in slowing down your Internet Explorer. For this fix, do not open up Internet Explorer. Instead, with all programs closed, right click on the Internet Explorer icon. Note that this icon should not be a shortcut. Click Properties. When the Properties window pops up, click on the Programs tab and opt to Reset Web Settings. Click Apply and Ok to exit. If your start and search pages are still affected, you may need to get a third party spyware removing software (such as Adaware or Spybot: Search Destroy) to restore your default start and search pages. Usually with spywares and adwares, malicious codes can be inserted into your Internet Explorer. Numerous reports show that it takes less than five minutes for an unprotected browser (such as Internet Explorer) to be infected along with the rest of the computer. Most of the time, these results in pop-ups and various automatic downloads. You can often fix this problem with third party spyware and adware removing programs. Although Internet Explorer 7 is a powerful program, tere are alternatives that could be faster in your computer settings.


This includes Mozilla Firefox (www. getfirefox. com), Opera (www. opera. com), Safari (www. apple. com/safari), and numerous free web browsers available throughout the Internet. Its common knowledge that almost every single geek hates Internet Explorer with a passion, but have you ever wondered why? Lets take a fair look at the history and where it all began for posterity, if nothing else. Contrary to what you might think, this article is not meant to be a hate-fest on Internet Explorerin fact, since IE 9, they have continued to improve the performance, add new features, and. In the Beginning There Was IE, and It Was Good? Weve all been so used to thinking of Internet Explorer as that slow, buggy browser that is behind the times, but it wasnt always that wayin fact, way back when, Internet Explorer pioneered many innovations that made the web what it is today. This version of the browser, introduced in 1997, was the first browser to implement CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Yes, youre reading that correctlyin fact, it introduced many new features like Java applets and sadly, ActiveX controls. IE4 introduced a blazing fast (at the time) that could be used in other applicationsthis was a lot more important than people realize. This version also introduced Dynamic HTML, which allows web pages to dynamically change the page using JavaScript, and added Active Desktop integration. Even more weird? Seems like nobody remembers this anymore, but IE4 was actually cross-platformyou could install it on Mac OS, Solaris, and HP-UXand by the time IE5 was released, IE4 had reached a 60 percent market share. 1999: Internet Explorer 5. x Microsoft invented Ajax. Wait what? Thats right, it was that introduced the XMLHttpRequest feature in JavaScript, which forms the underlying technology behind every web application youre using todayyou know, like Gmail. Of course, the term Ajax wasnt actually coined until years later by somebody other than Microsoft, but this release supported everything required to make it work. So Yes, Microsoft Innovated From IE3 until IE6, Microsoft used all their resources to simply out-innovate the competition, releasing new features and better browsers faster than Netscape. In fact, Netscape 3 Gold was a, and Netscape 4 was extremely slow and could barely render tablesmuch less CSS, which would often cause the browser to crash. To put it in context: web developers used to complain about Netscape the same way they complain about IE6 now. What Made It Go So Very Wrong? The trouble all started when Microsoft integrated IE into Windows as a required component, and made it difficult to uninstall and use an alternate browser. Then there was the whole business with them exploiting their monopoly to try and push Netscape out of the market, and a lot of people started to view Microsoft as the evil empire. By the time Microsoft, complete with lots of new features for web developers, since there was no competition and they had a 95 percent market share, Microsoft just stopped tryingseriously, they did nothing for five years even after Firefox was released, and geeks started migrating left and right. The whole problem with Microsofts innovation is that much of it was done in ways that didnt follow the web standardsthis wasnt as big of a problem when Internet Explorer was the only game in town, but once Firefox and Webkit came around and started following the standards correctly, suddenly it became a huge problem for web developers.


Since Microsoft decided they didnt need to try anymore, and they didnt keep up with the competition from Firefox and other browsers, bugs and security holes just cropped up left and rightreally terrible ones, too. For instance, this code is all that is required to crash IE6: script for(x in document. write){document. write(x);} /script In fact, the screenshot at the beginning of this section was a live example of testing out this particular bug. IE7 and IE8 Were Too Little, Too Late It took five years after IE6 for Microsoft to finally get around to releasing IE7, which added tabs and made the browser slightly more tolerable, but for web designers it was still a nightmare to deal with, and only complicated the issue since now you had to make pages render correctly in two lousy browsers instead of just one. It took another 2. 5 years for Microsoft to finally release Internet Explorer 8, which greatly improved CSS support for web developers, and added new features like Private browsing, tab isolation to prevent one bad page from taking down the whole browser, and phishing protection. By this point, most geeks had already moved on to Firefox, and then some of us to Google Chrome. Just because were geeks doesnt mean we hate everything thats inferior and outdatedin fact, we often love retro computingthats why we love Atari, NES, Commodore 64, etc. We take pride in our geek knowledge. So whys Internet Explorer a different story? Here are a couple of reasons that fueled our hatred of the buggy browser, and finally put us all over the edge: Heres a sample of a day in the life of a web designer: You spend hours making sure that your page looks great, and you test it out in Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and even Opera. It looks great, awesome! Now you open up IE and the page looks like somebody put it into a blender and hit the Whip button. Then you spend double the amount of time trying to fix it to look tolerable in IE6 and IE7, cursing loudly the entire time. Luckily by 2014, Internet Explorer 6 and 7 are a statistical anomaly in actual Internet usage, and most of the bigger websites have completely stopped supporting them. Even Internet Explorer 8 usage has dropped to single-digit percentages for many websites. Geeks everywhere were forced to use Internet Explorer at work even when there are better browsers, forced to support it for corporate applications, forced to make sure web sites still work in IE, and we couldnt convince everybody to switch to a better browser. Geeks dont hate something thats inferiorbut they do hate it when its forced on them. Thankfully, it seems like Microsoft has finally learned from their many, many mistakes in the browser world. Internet Explorer 10 and 11 are blazing fast, mostly standards-compliant, and other than the outdated UI that really needs some love, are a solid choice for anybody. There are even rumors that Microsoft might finally release a better user interface for IE in Windows 10. Here s hoping! In fact, based on our recent testing, a lot of the new malware isn t even targeting Internet Explorer anymore, because writing plugins for IE is a complicated thing, whereas writing some quick HTML and JavaScript code to is really easy. It s a whole new world, and Chrome, rather than IE, is the target.

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