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BlueDog007

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Is there a security issue with Vista and IE7 that needs to be fixed or turned off? Every time I type a new website address, my system takes several seconds to open the site. I am using a new tablet with tons of memory, etc...and shouldn't have this slow problem. Again, do I need to turn something off or how can I remedy this problem? Thanks in advance.
 

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I'm not a VISTA geek, but the behavior sounds like Vista is blocking a script or at least negotiating with it:)

Try using Firefox, but install the add-on to Firefox called noscript (www.noscript.net)

Noscript will block scripts unless you give the site permission to run the scripts. It is very easy to operate.

Lots of MLS systems require you to enable scripts.

A Vista geek will weigh in now since I may have mis-spoken sufficiently:)

Hey, I prefer OSX. That ought to get them to post!
 

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It is not a Vista issue, it is either a setting you have with IE or some other software you have loaded that is scanning the web site and links on the web site before it is loaded.

First try resetting IE security settings to their default levels. Then visit a web site. If the issue is not resolved lower the security settings. Keep lowering them and changing them and allowing this and that to see if it will work. Turn off "protected mode". Don't worry you can always click the "default" button and instant reset defaults after your tinkering. If that does not resolve your issue do the below steps.

Then try disabling your virus software completely and visit a site. If the issue is resolved then your virus software is delaying the page load.

If you have other "security" software try disabling it. Norton and McAfee are two prime candidates to slow down web page loading. Many have link scanners that visit every link on a web page before they load it. This can dramatically slow page loads! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Get rid of any type of Norton and McAfee software and replace it with alternatives, many of which are free and work better. Good virus software is http://free.avg.com

There is no need for any additional "security" software such in Vista! With XP you needed to run weekly scans with Spy Bot, Ad Aware and all of that. Windows Vista is secure and has "Windows Defender" which takes care of spyware so you don't need anything extra. Set your Vista to automatic Windows updates and forget it.

Hope this helps! Contrary to others advice I have used Vista for several months and no way would I go back to XP (or win 2000 or win 98, etc). There are just a couple of things you need to understand about vista and how it differs from XP and when you do that you will appreciate it's features, speed, ease of networking, automatic defragging, automatic spyware scans, and on and on. Just do not install Vista on an old computer, it wasn't designed for that.

I still recommend using Firefox or Seamonkey over IE for a web browser, but I realize that some sites were designed for IE only so you must use it. Some MLS require you use IE only (when will they wake up?)
 

BlueDog007

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Thanks Head Surfer. I will try this tonight and let you know. I appreciate your time and advice!
 

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Windows Defender is available for free for Windows XP SP2. I would still recommend Firefox with the NoScript add-on. My MLS requires IE, it is the only site I use IE for.
 

BlueDog007

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My MLS also requires IE. I just got online with my tablet and it took a whopping 11 seconds to load this site. It's the only open program on the machine that has 4mb of memory.
 
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My MLS also requires IE. I just got online with my tablet and it took a whopping 11 seconds to load this site. It's the only open program on the machine that has 4mb of memory.

The forum loads under 3 seconds in IE 7 for me. This is from a freshly opened browser. It is under 2 seconds when loaded from an already open browser.

Firefox is under 2 seconds.

These times are on my lap top, wirelessly, I did not check it on my desktop.

Of course your Internet connection has a lot to do with it also. Do a trace route to appraisersforum.com and see if there is a slow hop between your computer and our server.
 
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The only site I use IE on is my MLS. This is a very heavy java site. It brings my system to a craw.
Even my MLS board has said to not use IE, but the site is built to ONLY run on IE. Mozilla and Chrome do not use the messed up MS java that IE does.

I've even tried using IE tab, but that is no help.

IE sucks. nothing else to say about it.
 

BlueDog007

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How do you perform a trace route?
 
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