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Internet Explorer sluggish at start

Question : I have a broadband Internet connection. Every time I try to open Internet Explorer, there is a long delay while it searches for proxy settings. I get a message "Detecting Proxy Settings." I don't use any proxy. My response is just to wait. After about 30 to 60 seconds, IE opens up. How can I solve this problem?

Answer : Your browser really shouldn't take so long trying to detect those settings, but since there's nothing for it to find, you can just tell IE to stop wasting time looking. Select Tools I Internet Options and click the Connections tab, then the LAN Settings button. In the dialog box that appears, uncheck all the boxes, particularly the one labeled Automatically detect settings. Click OK, then OK. Now when you launch the browser, it will get right to work instead of fooling around looking for something that doesn't exist.

 
 

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