IE9 says Yahoo Axis slows down browser by .07 seconds

The newly launched browser plug-in from Yahoo, called Yahoo Axis, was first released to the public late on Wednesday night to the surprise of many people. Now there's word that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 browser is already warning users that installing the Yahoo Axis plug-in will slow down the web browser's start up time.

Computerworld reports that, according to a message generated by the IE9 Add-on Performance Adviser, installing and using Yahoo Axis will slow down the launching of IE9 by 0.07 seconds. The Add-on Performance Adviser has been a feature in IE9 since its launch in March 2011.

Yahoo launched the Axis add-on, which is supposed to help with Internet searches, for IE9 as well as Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox web browsers on the Windows and Mac platforms. A separate app was released for iOS devices.

The add-on has already had a run-in with Chrome. The first version for Google's browser had an exploit bug that that allowed anyone to digitally sign extensions in Yahoo's name. Yahoo has since released a new version of Axis for Chrome that fixes this exploit.

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