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Internet Browser Troubleshooting

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I am having problems with Internet Browser and wondering how to fix it?“ - Peter H., New Zealand

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Overview of Internet Browser

The Internet browser is one of the most popular applications used on any computer. In many cases, the Internet browser is the only way people use the Internet. The first Internet browser was called WorldWideWeb and was invented in 1990.

Today there are quite a few different Internet browsers to choose from, but the most popular are Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Internet browsers are used for a variety of tasks. Research for school or work is high on most people’s list of uses. Playing games on the Internet is also very popular. Many people use their Internet browser to listen to music or watch videos.

Plug-ins are a popular way to make Internet browsers more powerful. For example, many Internet browsers can automatically collect news items of interest by installing and configuring a feed reader plug-in. Whenever the Internet browser is opened, a search of the Internet is automatically run looking for current pages meeting pre-set criteria. A list of the discovered content is available and easily navigated by the user.

What Problems are Associated with Internet Browser?

Internet browser errors are quite common. Some of these errors originate on the computer and others are caused by the site hosting the Internet content.

“404: page cannot be displayed,” is a common error that originates on the Internet. Often it is caused by the website having removed the content or changed the content’s location.

“Page is not responding,” is an error that is commonly caused by something on the computer. Often the page that stops responding requires a lot of computer resources. This often happens with games that rely on Flash or Shockwave players to function. It is also common with streaming video sites.

If there are other programs running on the computer as well, the error is often a result of too many applications trying to use the same resources. This makes the computer seem to freeze. For a few seconds or a minute, the mouse will not move and the web page stops functioning, videos and games appear to be paused. In some cases, the Internet browser will crash and close on its own.

Often when the Internet browser is restarted after a crash, an option will exist to restore all of the pages that were displayed when the crash occurred.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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