Accelerators and Add-ons
This feature of Internet Explorer 8 is the root cause of many problems. However, the bright side is that unlike the previous versions, you can add, disable, or remove add-ons that you do not need. The browser comes with several add-ons and accelerators. These accelerators include the facility of sending a web-page or portion thereof to your blog or as a mail attachment. You also have Internet Explorer new features in form of add-ons that allow you to discuss and research different topics. Most of these accelerators are not used by everyone.
In addition, as you install programs such as download accelerators, Adobe products, and others, they tend to add their own add-ons to your copy of Internet Explorer 8. Not all add-ons are compatible with Internet Explorer 8 as the copy of program you are installing may not be the latest version or may not be supported by IE8. Under such cases, you may face problems such as Internet Explorer crashing often, Internet Explorer startup problems, IE8 closing without any message, and many more.
Hence, it is recommended that you keep a check on the add-ons in the Internet Explorer 8. You can access the list of add-ons and accelerators using Tools -> Manage Add-ons. I would recommend keeping only one search accelerator. Turn off the accelerators that you will seldom use: discuss, research, and search with Live etc. For those you are keeping, make sure they are the latest versions.