Internet Explorer web browser is used by lot of users to surf the internet. “My Internet Explorer has slowed down, was working very quickly first time I used it“. Ideally, over a period of time Internet Explorer may slow down. This may result is slower website opening and Internet Explorer freezing or causing errors. Following are few simple ways to speed up IE browser.
1. Use latest Internet Explorer browser
Make sure you are using latest stable version (not beta version) of Internet Explorer. Latest version offer improvement functionality and performance. Download latest IE from www.microsoft.com/ie
2. Check installed IE Addons
Over period of time, you may be installing more addons for Internet Explorer. Since each addon behaves differently and may result in slowing down of IE browser. You can check load time of specific addons and disable them accordingly. Alternatively, you can start IE without addons for faster web browsing in Internet Explorer.
3. Reset Internet Explorer settings
Sometimes customized settings of Internet Explorer may result is slower browsing experience. You can easily check on this by resetting Internet Explorer settings. Goto Tools > Internet Options to access reset button to revert all IE settings to default.
4. Disable all IE addons
If turning off specific addons does not resolve issue, you can consider disabling all Internet Explorer addons. Majority of users do not use addons in Internet Explorer and hence it should not spoil your normal web surfing routine in Internet Explorer.
5. Check speed of Internet Connection
Slow web surfing could be result of bad or slow internet connection instead of issue with Internet Explorer browser. Make sure you check your Internet Connection speed to isolate this cause for possible slow internet browsing.
Besides above, make sure you clear temporary files on the computer and stored in Internet Explorer. Delete prefetch & other temporary files to speed up Windows and Internet Explorer.