Let me start off by saying that I believe I have a lot of "issues" going on (to many applications at start up, to many apps/processes running, computer running very slow, etc), but the main problem now is that Internet Explorer won't load pages (with ad-ons). I was able to get it running without add-ons and then downloaded Firefox, but that loads up VERY slowly. I will be the first to admit that I am not very comfortable/competent working with computers, so I greatly appreciate any help (have gotten great advice/help here in the past).
I know that my connection is fine, as I can access the net with my other computer (lap top) without any problems. I have disconnected and reconnected the modem and router but IE still doesn't seem to cooperate. I have also ran several scans (Spybot Search and Destroy, Symantec scan, Ad Aware scan) to try and detect any virus I may have contracted..........but am now at a loss.
Thanks a lot!
Like I said, I with so many problems, I don't know what the cause may be, nor where this post should be placed........please move if need be.
Ideally, I'd love some advice not only on how to get IE working, but how to clean up my computer.