The problems with page loading in IE8 seem to have eased slightly over the past few days, perhaps something to do with modifications elsewhere that have seen the level of CPU activity caused by loaded but otherwise inactive pages come down from levels of 15 - 40 per cent to between 6 and 15 per cent.
http://rs.instantservice.com/resources/smartbutton/6101/II3_Rules.js?src=ii3&ts= 1298306137 (a 58Kb file, one relevant line at head reads :-
There are also very many files being downloaded from http://images.mcafee.com/legacy/vil
All of this activity seems to freeze page display at certain key points, while CPU activity remains at very high levels. I have taken screenshots of those places where the delays occur (as best I can. I need a video replay to do it justice.)
Message was edited by: Hayton on 27/02/11 07:16:46 GMT