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Thread: I don't want to remove "Immunize"

  1. #1
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    Smile I don't want to remove "Immunize"

    Anybody working on a fix?
    I'm going batty waiting for ie8 to load plus page transitions and tabs...
    I got this response from the IE8 Blog Team

    -IE8 Blog team response to load problem -

    RE: (IEBlog) : IE8‏
    From: Eric Lawrence (
    Sent: Tue 5/12/09 7:57 PM
    To: Geof

    The Immunize feature of SpyBot is exactly the problem you’re encountering; if you remove the “Immunize” then performance will dramatically improve.

    The problem with “Immunize” was not present in IE8 betas or RC.


    From: Geof
    Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 4:24 PM
    To: Eric Lawrence
    Subject: RE: (IEBlog) : IE8

    Thanks for the link,

    I have Spybot L&G w/immunization & no addons.

    I won't let my customers disable this feature as I consider Spybot S&D an indispensable asset and can't allow upgrading to IE8 until fixed.

    Any news on when IE8 Development will cease causing this debilitating delay?


    PS - I saw a lot of gripes about cpu hogging issue during Beta and waited until you guys said it was gone to download - but I guess the issue is still open.
    I didn't install ie8 till last week.


    > From:
    > To: Geof;
    > Subject: RE: (IEBlog) : IE8
    > Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 22:10:46 +0000
    > The vast majority of IE problems are caused by buggy browser addons. Please see
    > -Eric
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Geof
    > Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2:49 PM
    > To: IEBlog Administration
    > Subject: (IEBlog) : IE8
    > Importance: High
    > How do I make ie8 stop HOGGING my cpu for 3-4 min. and locking the system on load? I can't hot-key Task Manager or click on START to see what's up.
    > OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    > Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    > OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    > System Name xx
    > System Manufacturer IBM
    > System Model -[621923U]-
    > System Type X86-based PC
    > Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2665 Mhz
    > BIOS Version/Date IBM -[M6E120AUS-1.20]-, 4/8/2003
    > SMBIOS Version 2.3
    > Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    > System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    > Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    > Locale United States
    > Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
    > User Name xx\xx
    > Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
    > Total Physical Memory 1,536.00 MB
    > Available Physical Memory 855.34 MB
    > Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    > Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    > Page File Space 3.31 GB.
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    I believe Eric Lawrence was correct when he stated:

    … The problem with “Immunize” was not present in IE8 betas or RC.
    The problem appears to be that a large number of Restricted Sites zone entries causes IE8 to load slowly. Since nothing in Spybot's immunization process changed between the IE8 betas and the final release of IE8, except the addition of a few more entries, the only conclusion I can draw is that there is a coding problem in the final release of IE8 that causes the problem. Although Microsoft should be able to find and fix the problem it appears that they are reluctant to do so.

    To circumvent the problem and still use IE8 it is not necessary to remove all immunization, just the "Domains" and "Secure Domains" entries. Since Spybot places the same domains in the HOSTS file as it places in the Restricted Sites zone, using the "Global (Hosts) " immunization should provide protection even without the "Domains" and "Secure Domains" entries (except in Windows 2000 where the "Global (Hosts)" immunization is turned off by default).

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