19. February 2010 16:24
SOLUTION: It seems the issue caused by SpyBot. You need to uninstall SpyBot or disable Spybot Immunize or go back to IE7 untill issue solved by either MS or SpyBot
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Like many other people i have just installed the new IE8 to my computer. To my shock, instead of a faster browser i ended up with a browser that starts extremely slow. It takes up to 5-6 seconds for IE8 to start.
I have no addons part from Kaspersky Antivirus 2009's browser object and Spybot's browser object for protection. I have searched on the net with no luck.
Any one having similar issue?
Update: just found below post at http://blog.tylergarlick.com/index.php/2009/03/ie-8-slow-browsing-issues-fixed/
After messing around with it, I figured out how to make it faster.
Tools -> Internet Options
General Tab -> Click on Use Blank
After doing some research, it seems like when you have a page stored as your default, it tries to load that page, and if you have a script intensive site like MSN then it tries to load it every time you open a tab.
Who knows, that's just been my observation, and the _Blank startup page makes my browsing experience 200% better.
I can't test it right now. I couldn't bare to slow startup and removed IE8 with fixit at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700