How to Speed Up Internet Explorer

By Techwalla Contributor

In the age of super high-speed Internet, few things are more nerve-wracking than a slow Web browser. If you use Internet Explorer, then you know how frustrating it can be to deal with this Web browser when it's crawling along at a snail's pace. Fortunately, you can take a few steps to speed up Internet Explorer and put an end to your frustration.

Step 1

Check your Internet connection to see if that's the problem. Click "Start" and then "Control Panel." Type "troubleshooter" into the search box and click the "Troubleshooting" result. Click "Connect to the Internet" under the Network and Internet heading.

Step 2

Upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer at The most current version includes enhancements over previous versions and may speed up your browsing experience.

Step 3

Reset your Internet Explorer settings. Close all open windows on your computer and then open Internet Explorer. Click the "Tools" button, indicated by a gear icon, and click "Internet options." Click the "Advanced" tab and click "Reset."

Step 4

Stop add-ons from running. Sometimes add-ons, although intended to improve the Internet experience, can slow its performance. Click the "Tools" button in Internet Explorer and click "Manage Add-ons." Click "All add-ons" under Show. Click an add-on you want to stop and click "Disable."