Mar 22 2010

Lagging, Hanging, Slow loading websites in Internet Explorer IE Firefox Browser Problem FIXED

I have been at my wits end the past few days trying to troubleshoot what was the cause of lagging, hanging, slow loading websites in Internet Explorer (IE) and Firefox browser.

Both browsers have been slow to load websites and the loading icon would just spin and spin and spin without loading the websites. I would have to click links multiple times or refresh constantly to get websites to load, and even that never worked perfectly all the time. Sometimes I would have to close the browser and restart only to go through the same process,

I am usually really good at finding out what is causing a problem and fix it the same day, but this was annoying to say the least.

I thought perhaps my internet service provider was having problems, but a call to them quickly determined it wasn’t on their end.

I tried disabling my firewall and Anti-virus to see if that was the problem, but the browsers were still slow and hanging when trying to load websites. I disabled browser add ons, but that didn’t help. I tried so many different things that I don’t even have the time to type them out and I don’t recommend unless you know what you’re doing anyways.

I was using AVG Free Anti-Virus on this computer and finally decided to completely UNINSTALL it and use a different anti-virus software. IT WORKED! Websites are now loading as fast as they were before.

I am assuming an automatic update to AVG Free anti-virus changed something with the software and created the issue with the hanging, lagging, slow loading websites in IE and Firefox.

I didn’t think AVG was causing the browser problems initially because I DISABLED AVG anit-virus and I was still having the browser problems. I had to completely UNINSTALL AVG Free anti-virus in order for my browsers to return to normal speed and the problem with slow loading, hanging websites went away. For some reason just disabling it didn’t work.

I have never had any problems with AVG anti-virus before up until this point and I really liked their anti-virus software. I hope that the technical staff at AVG can troubleshoot what was causing AVG Free Anti-Virus to cause the browsers to hang when loading websites.

If you are also having a problem with slow loading websites and you use AVG anit-virus, hopefully this fixes the issue for you as well.

55 Comments on this post


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    May 14th, 2010 at 4:22 am
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    May 14th, 2010 at 4:38 am
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    May 24th, 2010 at 10:40 pm
  5. compact digital cameras said:

    A couple people I work with had problems with IE locking up, running extremely slow, and crashing a few weeks ago. I uninstalled the Google Toolbar and it fixed both of them! When they reinstalled the latest version it worked fine.

    May 28th, 2010 at 12:54 am
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    June 3rd, 2010 at 2:08 am
  7. Simmental said:

    I was on the internet yesterday, I opend up a page and I don’t know what happend, but pop ups kept bombarding me.

    June 3rd, 2010 at 3:17 am
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    June 17th, 2010 at 6:18 am
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    June 17th, 2010 at 6:31 am
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    June 17th, 2010 at 11:03 am
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    I need help with mine internet eplorer as i run it the internet doesnts show any mesage just a clock near the mouse and than it just desapears pls help me as soon as it posible.

    July 1st, 2010 at 11:53 pm
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    July 5th, 2010 at 4:03 am
  13. Simmental said:

    Hopefully the next version will catch up with Google Chrome’s speed (JS and Rendering by applying Direct 2D) and everything will be perfect.

    July 23rd, 2010 at 11:38 pm
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    October 1st, 2010 at 11:39 pm
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    Wow, this is really surprising to me. I’ve never had problems with load times or crashed when loading Facebook. In fact, the sites loads faster than most on my iPhone.

    October 2nd, 2010 at 12:40 am
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    The message you are getting means that there are restrictions placed it on because of the network you are on. This is common for domain environments at corporate offices. Is this an office computer?

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  27. cuff links said:

    I found the answer in an obscure posting: it’s a security bug. One can argue whether it is Microsoft’s fault or Adobe’s fault, but I wish they’d fix it already. Weird how days are passing and no fix has been pushed to the users.

    December 30th, 2010 at 12:13 am
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    January 5th, 2011 at 6:31 am
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    Switch to Mozilla Firefox- it’s superfast- Windows Internet Explorer barely even works- super slow- even IE3 was faster than the crap they’ve got now!

    January 5th, 2011 at 10:24 am
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    Good for you!! I think I will follow your lead and do some things I have been avoiding!See you later.

    January 8th, 2011 at 3:39 am
  31. stan said:

    I went from AVG to Emsi-soft Real-time Anti-Malware. Way better. IE is lame.

    January 14th, 2011 at 5:41 am
  32. Ecommerce Leeds said:

    I’ve looked for solutions online but none of them have worked. I would like to get more specific but I’m not the best when it comes to computers. Thanks…..

    February 27th, 2011 at 4:36 am
  33. Ecommerce Leeds said:

    When I try to click a link it doesn’t open in a ‘tab’ on the inside of the broswer but instead my old IE explorer opens? Even when I click the ‘new mail messages icon’ , my IE opens. This hasn’t happend before, any ideas? Thanks….

    March 2nd, 2011 at 6:33 am
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    March 23rd, 2011 at 2:54 pm
  36. manuel said:

    I always get this problem, my computer always slow when i connect to internet…..i can’t solve this problem…

    March 25th, 2011 at 7:46 am
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    This is great post, i get the same problem with you. I hope i can solve it

    March 25th, 2011 at 7:52 am
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    YeS!! This really was a small thing, but I rather liked hitting the Backspace button and had grown used to it as a way to zip around web pages. Now I will be hitting the backspace button to go back to gmail from whence I came!

    April 2nd, 2011 at 1:03 am
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    Is there a program that will update a saved bookmark in Google Chrome, IE, & Firefox simultaneously? I tried x marks-installer and it made no sense to me.thanks

    April 4th, 2011 at 5:11 am
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    April 23rd, 2011 at 12:07 am
  42. Ergonomic Chairs said:

    I have 3 user accounts for Internet Explorer. One of them, used by a minor, is a limited account. I have blocked certain pages I don’t want him visiting thru Content Advisor, which I have set a password for. This works great for the limited account, but it also affects my full access “computer administrator” account by putting the same restrictions on my account.

    May 21st, 2011 at 6:14 am
  43. Ecommerce Leeds said:

    Do you like using Firefox as your internet browser? Please say what you like and don’t like.

    May 25th, 2011 at 7:52 am
  44. document assembly said:

    It only happens when i’m changing from one website to another and it’s not coming from the hard drive it sounds like i’ve clicked the mouse tons of times really fast.

    May 26th, 2011 at 12:36 am
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    June 4th, 2011 at 7:22 am
  46. Ecommerce Leeds said:

    I know IE sucks because its security problems i already know that. Firefox oh man what what a browser wow!!! Ok but i already got tired of it and it takes a little bit too much time to start ( i dont have add-ons). Please tell me what other ( secure ) net browser will you guys recommende me besides IE and Firefox ? What is the best net browser besides IE and Firefox. Thanks

    June 8th, 2011 at 2:20 am
  47. Ergonomic Chairs said:

    Your problem MIGHT be your router. If you have an old router, then that is probably the problem. I had to get a new router. But since downloading things doesn’t take that long, I’m not sure what it could be. Before I got my Compaq Windows Vista computer, I had a different one. It had XP, and was wireless for some time. Then, when I got an Ethernet Cable, it worked A LOT faster. Those may not be your problem, but they were mine!

    July 1st, 2011 at 5:28 am
  48. High Speed BGA Sockets said:

    Go to System Menu -> Preferences -> Appearance, this will display the ‘Appearance Preferences’ dialogue -> Click on Visual Effects Tab -> Change the value from ‘Normal’ to ‘None’ as shown below. Restart the Firefox browser, which should solve the performance issue.

    July 4th, 2011 at 3:27 am
  49. cuff links said:

    well the only time that this happened to me was when i tried fire fox (which was a waste of time).i think fire fox disabled Internet explorer fix it i just installed Internet explorer again.

    July 16th, 2011 at 4:05 am
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    I completely agree with the idea of having two available browsers. This way, if something doesn’t work well in one browser, you can try it in another, hopefully saving you from having to debug the problem.

    July 16th, 2011 at 4:15 am
  51. web designing gurgaon said:

    You have an old router, then that is probably the problem. I had to get a new router. But since downloading things doesn’t take that long, I’m not sure what it could be. Before I got my Compaq Windows Vista computer, I had a different one. It had XP, and was wireless for some time.

    July 24th, 2011 at 7:40 am
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    Uninstall it and go back to IE7. IE8 is probably the worst piece of junk Microsoft has come up with in a long time.

    August 17th, 2011 at 12:42 am
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    This way, if something doesn’t work well in one browser, you can try it in another, hopefully saving you from having to debug the problem.

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