Why the Internet Explorer® keeps freezing

What can you do when the Internet Explorer freezes?

Internet Explorer is a powerful web browser introduced by Microsoft. It is freely available with various Windows operating systems. Usually abbreviated to IE, Internet Explorer has been the most widely used web browser since 1999. Latest versions of the Internet Explorer include a number of advanced features that help you to browse easily. At times, browsing on IE may become difficult due to issues such as freezing. Your Internet Explorer freezes due to improper installation. To resolve this issue, you may need to reinstall it.

The details on why the Internet Explorer freezes, and various tips to resolve the issue are provided below:

  • Issues

  • Possible causes

  • Tips to fix


Freezing is a common issue with the Internet Explorer. If freezing of Internet Explorer happens, the browser will stop responding to your commands. If your IE continues to freeze up when you use it, you must troubleshoot the problem to prevent it from recurring.

Possible causes

Problem with add-ons could be a major reason for freezing of the Internet browser. Viruses can also cause Internet Explorer to freeze. If your Internet browser freezes, you need to check whether your system contains viruses. You can get plenty of third party tools to remove the viruses from your system. Speed of the internet connection can also make your Internet browser freeze.

Tips to fix

You need to disable the add-ons installed on your Internet browser because it may be a reason for the freezing. You can disable the add-ons from the 'Tools' option on the Internet Explorer. For this you need to choose 'Manage Add-ons' from the 'Tools' tab and click on 'Enable or Disable Add-ons.' Determine which add-on you want to disable and hit the 'Disable' tab on the bottom of the window. It is better to use a reliable high speed Internet connection to avoid the freezing of the browser.

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