Helping people with computers... one answer at a time.
Internet Explorer, or just IE, is the worlds most popular web browser. IE comes with free with every version of Microsoft Windows.
IExplore.exe, aka Internet Explorer or 'IE', can crash but it's not always its fault. We'll look at some of the things that can cause IExplore.exe to crash, and steps you can take.
There are a couple of things to look into if Internet Explorer (IEXPLORE.EXE) starts up and tries to download things on startup.
Using a browser other than Internet Explorer is very common and for many different reasons. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean you can ignore IE.
Multiple instances of IE showing in the task manager could simply be multiple tabs open in the browser. This sounds more like a memory problem.
Automatic Update scares some but it's the primary way most people get Internet Explorer 7. I'm not scared, but I'll show some alternatives anyway.
It's not uncommon to use a web browser other than Internet Explorer. What you may not realize is that you're still using IE for other things.
'Not Responding' happens when a program hangs or takes too long to do something. In Internet Explorer, that's often due to add-ons.
Internet Explorer is a browser but it's so tightly a part of Windows that it ends up being much more. As a result, you probably want those updates.
Internet Explorer uses index.dat as part of its operation. It is not spying on you or growing without bound!
Sometimes "drive-by toolbar downloads" can interfere with the way that your browser handles search and/or the Google.com page. We'll look for a fix.
Internet Explorer, most commonly, downloads from Microsoft as part of automatic updates. Find out how you can get it manually.
Internet Explorer 8 is being pushed out through Windows Update and Automatic Updates. If you're not ready, there are ways to block the IE8 update.
Changing your internet security to medium can be done easily, but first make sure that it's really safe for you to do so.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer naturally comes with Microsoft's Bing as its search provider. That's easy to change and there are many alternatives.
Internet Explorer tries to be helpful by showing you recently visited URLs so you don't have to retype them. But what if you don't want them to show?
Internet Explorer add-ons are a common cause of problems that are incorrectly blamed on IE itself. I'll show you how to disable IE add-ons.
Sometimes switching to a different version or browser will solve problems like this.
IE9 takes advantage of your graphics card to draw on the screen more quickly. It's nifty when it works and frustrating when it doesn't. We'll turn it off.
With the availability of the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer, 64-bit add-ons may be required. I'll look at what to do when they're not available.
The menu bar and many of the toolbars in Internet Explorer are very easy to hide, often by accident. I'll show you a couple of ways to get them back.
IE9 will notify you if it thinks you can speed up browsing because add-ons are taking too long to load. We can change the definition of "too long."
The IE8 Welcome screen allows you to set up a few initial IE settings and then it goes away. Apparently you MUST setup, or it'll keep coming back.
In order versions of Internet Explorer 6 the status bar would disappear from view even though you explicitly turned it on.
Internet Explorer comes preconfigured with Bing as its search provider. Occasionally, IE ends up displaying Bing "accidentally". We'll change it.
The latest IE update - Internet Explorer 8 - causes problems for some people. It might be easy to remove the IE update, or it might be a lot of work.
It's common to see runtime errors when visiting web sites in Internet Explorer. Unfortunately your options to deal with them are somewhat limited.
Explorer 9, or just IE9, is the current version of Microsoft's internet browser. I'll show you how to uninstall IE9, if possible.
You should be able to update using Microsoft's online service, but it is also important to keep your browser up to date.
There's a quick and easy solution to displaying all 21 days of your Internet Explorer history.
I don't have a specific solution for this memory problem, but I will describe a couple of different things that may be contributing.
Internet Explorer will sometimes not display pictures. Bypassing security settings occasionally helps but there are also other settings to check.
While you can't configure Internet Explorer to keep your History forever, you can configure it to last almost three years.
There are a couple different ways to restore your Internet Explorer address bar if it has disappeared.
Internet Explorer 8 and 9 have been out for awhile now. Should you install them? Yes, even if you don't use them.
IE9 is a fairly safe upgrade for most, but not all. I'll look at what affects the odds and discuss your options.
IE7 has been out for over a year now, and while continuing to run IE6 remains an option, there's no real reason not to upgrade.
Pop-up errors can be annoying... or a sign of serious computer trouble. I give a brief description of both.
Thanks to the Add-On Manager, you now can now have more visibility and control over what software makes itself part of Internet Explorer.
Like many programs, IE is a bit of a moving target. I'll review where it is today, what version I recommend that you run, and what to do in case of problems.
Internet Explorer 9 optimized its screen real estate a bit; part of the optimization is hiding the menus. They're easy to get back as needed or permanently.
With the release of IE8 many people are noticing that there is more than one iexplore.exe process when they run IE. I'll look at why.
Internet Explorer runs deeper than most people realize. Portions of what we think of as IE are in fact part of Windows itself.
Cookies are used by websites to place data on your computer that they can access when you visit again. IE uses your name to keep track of your cookies.
It's not unusual to find remnants of Internet Explorer in your system – even if you don't use it as a browser. I explain why.
A spinning circle means that something is busy happening and you need to wait. If this is actually causing a problem, the first place to look is in your add-ons.
There are a couple things to look at if IE doesn't allow the selection of a default mail handler.
Hitting the "Stop" button often does not stop everything. I look at why that happens, and some alternatives.
After updating IE7 to IE8 some folders and setting may be left that make it appear that IE7 has not been completely uninstalled. We'll speculate why.
Internet Explorer crashes when adding pictures to an email. I go through a number of steps to clean the system.
Internet Explorer crashing while printing can be caused by so many different things. We'll start by looking at add-ons.
Internet Explorer restarting over and over could be caused by a number of things from add-ons to hardware acceleration.
Typing in Yahoo! Mail could be slowed down by interference from your browser. Hopefully, you can speed it up without upgrading the entire computer!