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Sluggish, Sluggish Browsing


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#1 Dialer

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:42 PM

I'd been assuming that my sluggish browsing over the last week or so was related to a combo of being on slow dialup and using Vista. However, it seems that McAfee pulled a trick on me and turned its firewall on, even though I had turned it off.

Now that I have only one firewall running, I'm navigating much faster than I had recently. Would the sluggish browsing have been a likely result of the conflicting firewalls? (Yes, I do know to run only one, as well as only one resident AV app.)

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:50 PM

Your conclusion seems logical. Each of the two firewalls examining packets and arguing with one another could certainly slow down your connexion.
Keep tabs on changes (or lack thereof) on your navigation speed.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 11:31 PM

Keep tabs on changes (or lack thereof) on your navigation speed.

Will do; thanks for the suggestion and your reply, John. I'm also going to check regularly to make sure that I'm running only one firewall.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 11:36 PM

If there is no change, then you have found the cause. But if the sluggish returns, and you can determine that both firewalls are not active, then look for a different cause.
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