Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:19 PM
I began experiencing a problem Friday evening, February 27 with my internet browser. My default browser is Firefox, and I have a wired dsl connection, operating system is Windows XP, SP3. On Friday, my browser suddenly slowed to a crawl, to sub-dialup speeds. I tried logging on with IE and the same problem occurred. I have contacted my dsl provider and the line speed has no problems. In fact, I can access email through Outlook, and Itunes and my antivirus program's download speed is unaffected. I am able to browse the web through Outlook without any loss of speed.
I have tried removing and reinstalling Firefox without success. I have done a complete system scan with AVG anti-virus, and have also done the same with Iolo anti-virus (after removing AVG). Of course, I have emptied the cache and cookies, without any help.
I suspect a virus. I note also that Windows system restore appears to have been disabled, preventing me from restoring my computer to a functioning state. From previous experience, I know this is a common trick employed by viruses to prevent a quick fix.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Peace and blessings,