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When you try to open a new tab within Windows Internet Explorer 8, the tab takes a long time to open. The program may seem to stop responding and then recover. After the tab opens, browsing in the program is much slower.
Fix it for meTo fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and then follow the steps in this wizard.
Note This automatic fix works for all languages. However, for some languages, the wizard text may be in English.
Next, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Let me fix it myselfTo resolve this problem, use one of the following options.
Option 1: Remove the Skype 4.1 Internet Explorer add-onUninstall the Skype 4.1 program by using Add or Remove Programs. To do this, follow these steps:
Option 2: Disable the Skype 4.1 Internet Explorer add-onDisable the Skype 4.1 Internet Explorer add-on. To do this, follow these steps:
Option 3: Reset Internet Explorer settings to factory defaultsReset Internet Explorer 8 to the factory default settings. This action disables the Skype 4.1 add-on. For more information about how to automatically reset Internet Explorer 8 to the factory defaults, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737/ )How to reset Internet Explorer settings
For more information on browser add-ons, refer to these Microsoft Web sites:
Note After you disable the Skype Internet Explorer add-on, you can still use the Skype program to call people. However, the functionality of the Skype Internet Explorer add-on is no longer available. That is, you cannot click telephone numbers or contacts on Web pages to make a call.
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Article ID: 973818 - Last Review: June 3, 2013 - Revision: 6.0