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Display Of Graphically-intense Sites Suddenly Slow On All Browsers

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#1 BiancaN


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Posted 19 July 2007 - 02:16 PM

Hello, all! I am new--this site was recommended to me as a helpful place.

Problem description: Lately display of graphically intense web sites has gotten very slow for me. If the site has more than a few tiny .gif files it can take an unreasonably long time to load, like 15 minutes to never. The connection is fine (demonstrated through ping and because downloads are the same speed as ever). Our home network is fine (my husband's computer is not experiencing this problem). This happens whether I am using Firefox or IE.

My setup:
Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop with dual core processors and 2 GB of RAM
10.42 GB free internal hard drive space
Windows XP Media Center
Cable connection through home wireless network
MacAfee security stuff suite with automatic updates enabled.

What I have tried: Edited to add more information.
Clearing cache
Disabling MacAfee
Checking startup programs and running processes using WinPatrol
Periodically use Ad-Aware and SpyBot, neither of which are finding anything worse than tracking cookies.
Uninstalled all unused programs and keep infrequently used files stored on an external hard drive.
According to MS Disk Defragmenter, no defrag is needed.

I have used CCleaner to clean my registry. Was this a bad idea? I checked what it found and did not see anything I didn't understand.

I hope you can give me some suggestions to debug this situation! I will gratefully provide any other information you need. I am going through your complete process for seeking out Malware, etc. If you think this is the problem, please move this post to where I might get improved suggestions in that vein.

Edited by BiancaN, 19 July 2007 - 03:46 PM.

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