Hey guys and girls, I hope you can help me out.
Today, I noticed, after needing to use IE7, that it was way slow! I checked the CPU usage and sometimes it went to near 100% CPU usage.
I thought it could be related to my customized HOSTS file, but, Opera works just fine. I also have my HOSTS file set to 0.0.0.0, rather than 127.0.0.1. That way, there won’t even be a loopback and browsing would be normal. It always had been.
I also noticed that, yesterday, IE7 browsing was also slow, when a relative of mine was using it, but I thought it was the connection that was slow. It happens once in a while.
Anyway, I opened IE without any add-ons, but the slowness is still there. Not with the always high use of CPU, but sometimes it reaches near 80% of CPU usage.
I’m not sure if it is related to some tweaking I did, or not (can’t really remember ), but, do you know of a tweak (funny choice of word considering all…) that could make it go back to normality?
P.S: I’ve been googling for it, but so far couldn’t find anything that could help me out. Maybe looking the wrong way. I’ll keep looking, but if you could help me, I would be tremendously thankful.
Edit: Same situation happens with Firefox! I just checked it out. The memory usage also went to more than 170 000 K!
What could be causing this? Could have been a tweak I made to both browsers? (If I just could remember! Well, I tried Tuneup Utilities 2009 these days, and there was something related to IE and Firefox, but I don’t think I messed with it. I still have it installed and have set those options to default and the problem is still here, so I guess I did not mess with them. I truly can’t remember.)
Tuneup Utilities IE tweak
Tuneup Utilities Firefox tweak
Edit 2: I just saw that is possible to restore changes made with Tuneup. I’m not sure I did any to IE and Firefox, but will try to do some restore. Will tell in a few moments how it went.