Resolve IE7 and IE8 Hang Issues

I took some time to research why the IE7 or IE8 browser would hang over some time.. After rebooting my PC, everything worked great until a few hours later, IE8 would hang after trying to load any web page. This usually occurs if I try opening up a new tab in the browser window. I would then close IE8, reopen the browser, and web-pages would load fine (just for now). Then maybe an hour or so later, the browser has difficulty loading web-pages. Constantly I have to close and reopen the browser to resolve the issue.

Things I’ve tried:

  • I cleared the browser histroy/cache
  • disabled all add-ons
  • reset browser settings
  • reinstalled IE8

..nothing worked.

I then turned to AVG and disabled the “Link Scanner”. After doing so, this resolved the issue and pages would no longer have issues loading. So if any of you experience the same problem (which I know there are many), simply disable the link scanner in your anti-virus program. Hopefully this will help.

Please note..Do be careful when you browse the web without link scanner enabled!