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#1 gaelic123

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 04:22 PM

I recently downloaded Ad-Aware Plus SE (with Ad-Watch SE plus) and I noticed that my browser (Firefox ) is much slower, especially going to or back to my home page. I turned off Ad-Watch hoping that would speed it up, but that didn't seem to help. It isn't unbearably slow, but whereas my home page used to load in under a second it now takes about 7 seconds. Has anyone else downloaded this program or had similar problems? Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 01:45 AM

I have d/l'd it and all subsequent updates and haven't had any problems with it.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 10:53 AM

Niether have I.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 03:21 PM

Nor have I...did you download the free one or purchase it?

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 03:40 PM

Mary,

I'm wondering what the total number of processes are running on your system.
(You might take a look at those.)

With a 933mhz and 256mg system you might be "stretched a bit" with some of the new programs you've downloaded.

You also might look at the "BP" item on FireFox Pipelining. It has sped up my system by about 25% +/-.
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 04:33 PM

I have the new AdAwareSE and run Mozilla 1.7.2; I have noticed no difference in browser speed. I do not launch it on start up, though, and only run it manually about once a month.
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:28 PM

I downloaded the Ad-Aware SE Plus, which is a purchase item. That's why I'm wondering if I would be better off going back to the free version.

Another oddity is that the my Foxfire browser has been slowed down, but I ran the Mozilla browser and the speed on the full Mozilla doesn't seem to have been slowed down at all.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 09:37 PM

I am really not sure. I have not used the plus version and am not sure if there is something in there slowing things down.

I am going to assume it is the realtime protection found in the plus version that is doing it

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 12:50 AM

Thanks for the input.

Mary
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