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Old 12-26-2008, 10:02 PM
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My computer loads web pages dreadfully slow. Help?

Anybody have any suggestions as to how I can remedy this problem? Both Firefox and Internet Explorer take forever to look up most pages. Once (if) they are found the actual page loads quickly. Sometimes I have to stop and refresh two or three times before the page will come up. What's going on? Somebody, anybody, have any suggestions? It's been getting progressively worse.

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Old 12-26-2008, 10:29 PM
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Web pages seem to come up faster when I temporarily pause Kaspersky Anti-Virus...
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First things to try and 9 times out of ten this will do it, hopefully.

1) Go to tools at top bar.
go to internet options.
Pick delete all cookies.

2) Click on my computer icon.
right click C:
Pick properties
Then tools
Pick Defragment files.

Not a bad idea after that to reboot computer to clear out and then should operate better, if not the fun will then begin to figure out connection problem.
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These were the first things I tried thinking they would help. They didn't make any difference.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:32 AM
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I would do what BarryK said to do and you also might run a spyware check.

The anti-virus program I run has a spyware preventer on it but I have run another favorite of mine and found other stuff. Give it a try, it's free. I may take about 15-30 minutes to complete so exit all other programs before doing so.

Here's a link:

http://www.komando.com/downloads/category.aspx?id=1260

There's other stuff to try as well but try this first and see what you find. Spyware will DEFINITELY slow a computer down.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:10 AM
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I went thru the links and like when ever I get in to ANYTHING these days there is mass confusion in my head. There are something like TEN choices at Spybot! Ok, I get it, I need spybot, WHICH ONE??????

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Old 12-27-2008, 10:21 AM
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Sorry about that Laddie, I should look at the link closely before posting, it has changed since last time.

Just go to the first one, 1.6.0 version, that will be the most current.

Tally ho...........
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:44 AM
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Given that the computer is a couple years old with upgraded RAM. I maxed it out at 2GB but it only reads 1GB. (That's another question I have) It does everything else I ask it to just fine. Programs load and open in reasonable amounts of time so I don't think the computer itself is bogged down. It's the initial lookup of web pages that is killing me. Sometimes, even when it finds a page, it'll load most of it but sit trying to load the rest of it indefinitely. If I click stop then I get a blank web browser.

Like I said earlier, I've already tried what BarryK suggested. Also, my Kaspersky subscription includes anti-spyware protection.
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Sometimes there are many programs that need to work and play well together.

I use ZoneAlarm anti-virus and spyware. My point was that there have been things that Z/A didn't catch, hence running spybot to catch other stuff.

You may or may not find this with Kaspersky.

Another thing I have found is updating. Check for current windows updates, Firefox updates and Kaspersky updates. Even with this, sometimes firefox, for example, may be the one behind and when they update things work more smoothly. Everyone is trying to stay updated with each other but stuff is constantly changing.

If a page loads up all but a little bit, it's usually some add-on BS that is not significant to the page, usually. Not sure what you are seeing so that's my best guess.

I would still run an alternate spyware scan just to be sure. Hope this is helping, John
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The 1 vs 2 g, sounds like its time really start over since computers are so cheap now.

One thing you might try that I learned a few years ago when I went with my kid on a Saturday for a joy flight to their office in Boston where they were have a server problem, very similar to your problem but it would down load half way and then kick it out.

He after checking everything deleted the anti virus and reinstalled and it fixed the problem, he said not real common but happens once or twice a year where the anti virus will contaminate itself as he put it. At the time I recall it was Macaffe anti-V or something like that.
A note to that is they may have a few thousand computers, so once or twice a year are slim odds.

Worth a shot.
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I am planning on a new computer sometime in the next six months, after I get new tires for my truck.

I've been wondering if I should try the delete/reinstall too. I put Kaspersky in standby last night and things sped up. I may give it a shot and see what happens.
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A virus can infect an unprotected computer in less than 60 seconds. Some computer security experts have said less than 20.

I would never recommend running without protection. Doing a reinstall, as previously mentioned, does sound worth giving a shot. I'm interested to see what you find.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:53 PM
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It was in standby for an hour, it has an option to select how long you want it to stand by. I also ran Spy Bot, it found a few things so I'm going to run with that for a while and see what happens.
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