I have used Internet Explorer for quite some time now and in the past few months, I was really starting to have a problem with it hanging up, not loading java correctly and freezing up entirely. I was having to restart my computer more than I was wanting to. Since I am a geek at heart, I was totally confused. Especially when I am constantly using Spybot, CCleaner and Ad-Aware to remove spyware and other items that shouldn’t be on my computer. It also clears up temp files and other registry items that shouldn’t be there. All these are free and really work great, easy to use and you might want to check them out for your own computer to keep it squeeky clean. I have used them for a few years now and PC World also recommends them.
But even using the extra software, I was pulling my hair out with IE. So, after some serious research, I switched to Firefox. I haven’t looked back since!! I just love my new browser. It’s quicker, it loads everything that should be loaded, it’s more secure and I love the extra plugin’s that they offer. I love the reminder and weather plugin. Heck, I didn’t even know that there were pictures on the home page of DST until I switched over! I was missing out on a lot.
So if your computer seems to be having major problems while you are surfing the net, try Firefox and see if this doesn’t make a difference for you too.