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#1 jonrly

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:56 AM

Hello :flowers:

Recently my internet has become rather slow. I tried switching to firefox and doing all the regular tweaks for it, but it runs even slower than IE7. I've updated my virus scanner and scanned in safe mode many a time and this seems to not help.

My internet speed is 100.0 Mbps or so it says when i hover over the icon and i'm running windows xp sp2.

any help would be greatly appreciated :thumbsup:

Thankyou

Jon

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#2 TMacK

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 12:35 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer jonrly,

At certain times of the day, when the internet traffic is higher, some people find their browsing speed a bit slower.
There are many reasons why your computer can be slow.
Have a look at Help! My computer is slow!
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:17 AM

thankyou! :thumbsup: i shall take a look at this site now and hopefully get somewhere :D

thanks again!

jon

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 12:54 PM

Hi, after looking over that site i have found some useless programmes that don't need to start up with windows. Also i cleaned out the cookies/temp folder etc. Installed cccleaner which is a brilliant programme i must say and found out i have 256 MB of ram whilst running McAfee Security Center. I would like to know if possible what programmes (preferably freeware) would go well together as i have a feeling McAfee is causing most of the trouble :flowers:

Thankyou again :thumbsup:

Jon

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 07:17 PM

You should use:

1. One resident AV with real-time protection, such as AVG.
2. At least a resident firewall. Either Comodo or Sygate are very good and not very resource intensive.
3. At least two resident Anti-spyware applications, preferably with some kind of real-time protection especially if you are not careful about your surfing habits. I prefer AVG-AS in combination with SuperAntispyware, but any listed in the Freeware Replacements topic have been used by our Members. I no longer use or recommend the new AdAware2007.
4. An alternate browser such as Opera or Firefox. The latter has add-ons that can supplement #3.

The above is courtesy of our Global Moderator, jgweed.

Here is the link for Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps
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