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"Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons"

Windows 10, Internet Explorer 11; Norton 360, Toolbar, Product Serial Number:  XJX9JQBR3XPG

Just about every day--usually multiple times a day--I get this error message at the bottom of my IE 11 screen:  "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons."

I get this message whenever "the delay caused by add-ons exceeds 0.20 seconds."

The Norton Toolbar is the only add-on I use; and the delay can be as high as 0.59 seconds.

I'm given the option of disabling the Norton Toolbar; but I don't want to do that.

Is there a reason that the Norton Toolbar is adding nearly a second to page-loading time?

Thank you for your help.



Re: "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons"

Any security product is going to take some extra time as it is doing its job of checking for malware. Some extensions take more time than others, and it is up to you to decide if the functionality offered by an individual extension is worth the increase in time to load web pages.

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Re: "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons"

peterweb, thank you for your reply.  I have no intention of disabling the Norton Toolbar.  I was just hoping that perhaps there was some setting that I could change that might reduce the delay.  Thank you, anyway.  Jack


Re: "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons"

You can try the following:

If the IE Command Bar is not enabled, right-click the Internet Explorer toolbar and check (enable) Command Bar.

Then, from Tools (on the Command Bar) click on Toolbars> Disable add-ons> at the bottom ("Tell me when the delay...") increase the time to (maybe) 2 seconds. The add-ons dialog should stop appearing. You can choose a longer time if necessary or you can disable the add-ons which have the longest load time.


Re: "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons"


This must be something from Windows 10. I use IE11 with add-ons with my Win 7 computer and I never saw anything about slow browsing. Are you sure that it wasn't some ad to try and get you to try a different browser?

Can you give us a screenshot of that error? When I use YouTube, I get notices to use Chrome for better viewing.


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Re: "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons"


This has been around for quite awhile -the following example is for IE9 on WIN 7 - thus it has to be browser caused:


I changed the setting time I suggested above to shorter to make it appear, grabbed the image and then changed the setting back to longer and I do not see it anymore on the forums.

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