I am getting 20% cpu usage on internet explorer on the www.yahoo.com main webpage when idle. Anyone else?
The page is fully loaded and idle. It just seems that internet explorer continues to use 20%+ cpu. I am using IE6 sp2 and can't upgrade to IE7 or firefox at work. Anyone else experiencing this or know of any solutions?
I ran adware scan to check for adware/spyware and nothing was found. This only happens on ww.yahoo.com main webpage not on other webpages or other yahoo webpages.
I cleared all the IE cache and history and the problem stopped occuring.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Sounds like it is not really idle... I would suspect some "adware/spyware" is "busy"
- Anonymous1 decade ago
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- JetLv 61 decade ago
Ask this guy.
He's on Y!A