Can I just confirm?
by MarkFlax - 6/6/12 4:35 AM
In Reply to: Hello Mark by nilocp
Can I just confirm that the list you provided are Internet Explorer Add-ons from IE > Tools > Manage Add-ons?
It's just that a couple seen a bit strange in particular "Logitech (cordless mouse)".
If so, let's go through them;
Logitech (cordless mouse?)
What does this do? A browser is just a browser and any mouse will just work like it works for any other application. If you disable this, what will happen?
What is this and what does it do? I searched Google for CDVROCX and didn't see much, but Google asked me if I meant DVROCX. Is that a typo?
Are you having problems watching videos online?
Trend Micro Active X Agent 6.6
Another strange one. A Google search for Trend Micro Active X Agent 6.6 only seems to bring up Trend Micro's HJT, or HiJackThis which is a utility for scanning a system when searching for malware. Have you used HJT recently or at all?
Hewlett Packard (Printers)
What is this and why is it an add-on in your browser? Do you do a lot of web page printing?
Microsoft ( all sorts of things!)
Difficult to diagnose "all sorts of things"
Java is required on some web sites to play some games or for other small, 'applets', but it can safely be disabled and if needed the web site will tell you.
Needed, especially if you watch online videos, (like YouTube etc), and play Flash games.
Not needed, but you may need media player plugins to watch videos other than Flash, or to listen to music, so Apple Quicktime and DivX may be need at some time or other.
Adobe (PDF reader).
Do you read PDF files online? If not, then not required.
I have to be cautious of my response here. Well, perhaps not! I absolutely recommend you remove all traces of RealPlayer from your computer. It will be difficult as it is an insidious piece of software and plants itself all over the system. But that is why, it tries to take over everything and every component has updates and downloads and other things that means it is always on the go and sucking up resources.
Disable this plugin.
You didn't say if that test, the IE in Safe Mode made things any better. Did it?
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