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Disable Java Plug-in That Causes IE 8 Tab Slow Opening Problem

I’ve experienced the slow tab opening in IE 8 since Windows Vista Ultimate. However, the responsive of IE 8 tab opening is more “advanced” now in Windows 7 Ultimate!

Initially, I thought this is another problem of running 64-bit Windows. But then I am surprise after running 64-bit IE 8. Although the tab opening is not as instant as Google Chrome (the latest 4.0.223.16) or Mozilla Firefox, its overall tab opening performance is far better than the 32-bit version.

However, the truth of slowing down IE 8 tab opening is not because of running 32-bit version on a 64-bit Windows platform! The Google search results suggest the “root cause” of slow tab opening in IE 8 seems to be a Java plug-in.

Java Plug-in 2 SSV slow down IE 8 tab opening and loading.
What Is Java Plug-in SSV Helper and why need to install this plug-in? – with reference to Mike Dimmick’s comment:

The SSV Helpers are “Secure Static Versioning”. Basically, a page that loads Java can ask for a specific version of the runtime – “Static Versioning”. Unfortunately that means the page can ask for a vulnerable version. The installer does not remove old versions of Java in case you might have a program that relies on it. SSV Helper forces web pages onto supposedly known-secure versions rather than loading the vulnerable version. Again, the better solution is to uninstall the broken versions; you can then disable SSV Helper but you *must* remember to uninstall the old versions every time.

After disabling Java Plug-in 2 SSV Helper, the 32-bit IE 8 is also open and load tab page faster as 64-bit, which confirm what Michael Hanes wrote in IE8 Slow to Load, Slow to Create New Tabs.
Same for me, I seldom use Java apps except when accessing to securities trading websites. So, I rather disable it and turn it on again as needed. Otherwise, make sure uninstalling old Java runtime before installing the latest update from Sun.

To disable Java Plug-in 2 SSV, click Tools drop down box (or press ALT+T keyboard shortcut), click Manage Add-ons, select / highlight “Java Plug-in 2 SSV Helper” and click Disable button (or right-click the Java plug-in and click “Disable” from the context menu).

If the Java plugin is not shown in the Manage Add-ons window, try to select “All add-ons” of Show option list box (on left-pane of Manage Add-ons window).

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  1. Vahees 10-11-09@03:42

    Amazing..Thank you so much

    I’ve been searching for the solution 2 days and finally found that worked. Thank you.

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