New Tabs Open Very Slow on Internet Explorer 8 with Skype 4.1 IE add-on installed
You attempt to launch a new tab within the Internet Explorer 8 window and it takes a very long time to load. It may even appear to hang for a while and then recover. Overall browsing is much slower.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB973818.