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Why does IE only let me click two or three links before it crashes?

I have Internet Explore 6.0 SP2 installed on my networked computer at work. Every time I go onto the Internet I only get two or three links to work before I either get the "unknown zone" page or nothing happens. I have to constantly copy the URL, close Internet Explorer, go back in, paste and continue forward with links.
You did not specify an antivirus program, but I shall assume you have one. Here are some troubleshooting steps:
  1. Go to "Tools" --> "Internet Options" and clean house. On the first tab (General) you want to delete "cookies," delete files (include offline content) and clear your history.
  2. Then on the last tab (Advanced) scroll to the bottom of the listing and halfway up the screen will be a line "Empty temporary Internet files when the browser closes." Place a check mark in that box, click apply and click okay.
  3. Exit IE. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  4. Restart your computer and see if there isn't a substantial improvement.
If you are still having problems, check the "Hosts/LMHosts" files and run antispyware as well.

This was first published in October 2005

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