Windows 10: Disenchanted with IE

Discus and support Disenchanted with IE in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; My OS is Windows 8.1 and I use Internet Explorer which I have used for years. But here lately IE is giving me problems such as messages like "Internet... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Frank1, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Frank1 Win User

    Disenchanted with IE

    My OS is Windows 8.1 and I use Internet Explorer which I have used for years. But here lately IE is giving me problems such as messages like "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and will shut down." I'm thinking about switching to Chrome. Has anyone else had problems with IE?

    Frank1, Apr 28, 2015
  2. nana29492 Win User

    Adobe flash player in Windows 10 using Edge

    My IE 11 has become very unstable after installing Windows 10. I really could not use it for many sites. I was became very disenchanted with Windows 10 and rolled back to Windows 7.
    nana29492, Apr 28, 2015
  3. nana29492 Win User
    Adobe flash player in Windows 10 using Edge

    I totally agree, I havw tried installing Wi diws 18 x 3,eachti9me it was worse than the previous one. Same probkem with IE 11, flash player and several more things. Help Desk no help, I much prefer my Windows 7 Home Premium.
    nana29492, Apr 28, 2015
  4. Berton Win User

    Disenchanted with IE

    I only use IE to access those Microsoft sites that don't recognize Firefox or SeaMonkey, mainly due to many sites giving me problems. For what I need Chrome is usually too simple in offerings of settings.
    Berton, Apr 28, 2015
  5. For me I found the opposite

    I was using Chrome for everything up until 2 years ago, didn't like the changes in Chrome so moved over to IE, very rare I have any issues with it
    paulsalter, Apr 28, 2015
  6. Mystere Win User
    This can be caused by many problems, most of them having nothing to do with IE itself. It can be bad extensions (try disabling all extensions, even MS ones and see if your stability returns... this includes things like password managers, which I find to cause the most trouble in IE... lastpass is the single buggiest piece of crap extension I've ever used). Another issue is display drivers, sometimes a bad display driver can trip something in IE which uses 3D rendering to make things render faster... You can try disabling acceleration in IE's settings to see if stability returns.

    I'm not suggesting these as permanent fixes, but rather as identifying the problem. You should also do a malware scan with malwarebytes (the only one I trust). Even if you run other anti-malware, just run the scan to be safe. Malware tends to install hidden extensions in IE and you may not even know there is something that's causing problems.
    Mystere, Apr 28, 2015
  7. Gary Win User
    I have been since IE First came out. It should not be bundled with Windows. If it were not the usage stats would be correct. Many neewbs know no other browser.
  8. Disenchanted with IE

    I was forced to dump IE over a decade ago, in Favor of Netscape.

    Then Netscape sort of morphed into Firefox and I've been using Firefox ever since.
    I was right there on day one, when over 1,000,000 (One Million) users downloaded
    Firefox ver 1.0.

    For the search engine, to run inside of Firefox, I now use only
    the only SAFE search engine. I gave up on almost a year ago now,
    when I found out that they were saving all my information for their own use. Screw that!

    So whether MS comes out with a new Browser or not, is the least of my concerns. I won't use it anyway.

    Cheers mates!
    TechnoMage, Apr 28, 2015
  9. Boozad Win User
    Firefox is a great browser, it's all I've used for years. There's no way I'd have Chrome on my machine.
    Boozad, Apr 28, 2015
  10. Gary Win User
    Same with me. I have used Firefox since it was called Phoenix.
  11. Winuser Win User
    I used Netscape until it's end. Then I switched to Firefox and it became my favorite browser. Now I use Pale Moon as my main browser. I only use IE when I'm on a page that doesn't work right in Pale Moon. I do test Spartan(Edge) occasionally. So far I don't see me switching from Pale Moon.
    Winuser, Apr 29, 2015
  12. Dude Win User
    Same here, IE has been working great
  13. Gary Win User

    Disenchanted with IE

    I used IE to Download Firefox and Cyberfox.*Smile
  14. Cliff S New Member
    I prefer IE 11, because it's easier to control filtering & security on the fly and I haven't seen any other browser that can do that.... I keep everything tight and can set filtering, using these tools for each site(they are remembered if you don't clear browsing history & cookies every time you close the browser):
    Attachment 18025
    Cliff S, Apr 29, 2015
  15. brummyfan Win User
    Me too, I have tried Maxthon, Opera, FF and Chrome, all seems fast enough but I prefer IE, it works fine.
    brummyfan, Apr 29, 2015

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