Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Windows 7 - IE Very Slow - 100% CPU

I have recently encountered this issue: Internet Explorer on Windows 7 - when opening IE it takes a long time for your home page to appear. If you open a new tab, it also takes a lot of time, and the CPU is at 100%.

Checking the Task Manager, I have noticed the problem is with this process: ssvagent.exe

This process is a part of the Java Run-Time, which I have just installed. After some searching on the internet, I have found a workaround:

1) Tools -> Internet Options -> Programs
2) Click on Manage add-ons
3) Select the Java Plug-In and disable it

For me it both solved the 100% CPU, and the Java application that I needed still worked.

Thanks for for the workaround.