Internet Freezes – How to Fix Internet Freeze in Your Computer

Billions of people use internet for surfing, downloading, education, work or business. With the spread of the WWW and Internet, number of substitute web browsers has increased. One chooses a web browser based on his likes or dislikes and level of expertise. Various features of the browsers like advertisements, brand personality, changes in appearance and the overall security measures compel the user to try it and be a continued user.

Internet freezing problem is one of the frustrating problems that we daily suffer. I am going to discuss the tricks that stop your browser from freezing.


1. Clear the Browser Cache and the History
2. Reset the default settings
3. Fix and Defrag the Registry
4. Disable Unnecessary Toolbars and Extensions
5. Disable Unnecessary Extensions
6. Disable Loading the Images

Clear the Web Browser Cache and the History

Web browser cache stores the copies of the websites that you most frequently visit. This helps in retrieving their contents very fast and thus speeding down the process. But, when the browser contents are corrupted, like bad files are stored, your internet freezes. So, you should delete the contents of your browser cache and the history as well.

1. Download system cleaner software.
2. Click Clean button to start the process for the browsers that the software supports.

Reset your Internet Browser

Resetting your web browser sets the default settings, improves web browser performance and prevents the internet freezes problem.

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click Tools | Internet Options.
3. Click Advanced tab.
4. Click Reset button at the bottom of the dialog.
5. Mark the box Delete personal settings, and click Reset button again.

Fix and Defrag the Registry

Your internet freezes if the registry entries of your web browser have misleading or incorrect information. Fixing these problems manually is not possible until you are an expert in computer software engineering field. So, my recommendation is to use a registry fix up program and do this process.

If you haven’t defragmented the registry in this week, then defragment it. Registry fragmentation slows down your web browsers and freezes it due to slow down in the procedure of retrieving and storing the information in the registry.

Disable Unnecessary Toolbars and Extensions

A common experience is that when we install software from the internet, especially freeware software, they come with a toolbar for your web browser. For example, a toolbar letting you search the internet and access various features that the respective company provides.

They occupy some portion of your screen, and much time is wasted for loading them and their features, like button images, etc. This is why your internet freezes. Why should you keep them when you no longer need those toolbars? Simply disable them.

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Press Alt key to view the menu bar.
3. Click View | Toolbars, and uncheck the toolbars you no longer need.
4. Confirm the action and disable the co-related active when prompted.

Disable Unnecessary Extensions

Internet Explorer Add-Ons can be regarded as Extensions that allows other components to extend its functionality. They add context menu entries, menu items, toolbars, Browser Helper Objects (BHO).
When you open Internet Explorer; not only the web browser but also these extensions loads. They require time to load. When you right click a text on a web page, the menu items and accelerators are displayed in the context menu. The context menu is the right click menu bar or simply right click options.

What I want to say is that your internet freezes because whenever you are surfing; your web browser retrieves the information about these extensions. So, disable the extensions you no longer required.

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click Tools | Manage Add-Ons.
3. Select the All Add-Ons option from the Show drop down box.
4. Select an extension and click Disable button. Do this for all the unneeded extensions.

Disable Loading the Images

The users having low speed internet should disable the option to load the images on web sites. The images take more time to load than the text displayed in the websites. Thus, the internet freezes.

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click Tools | Internet Options.
3. Click Advanced tab.
4. From the Multimedia category, uncheck the box named Show Pictures.
5. Click Apply | OK.
6. Restart your web browser.

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