Posted 05 August 2005 - 10:35 AM
Hi. About a two weeks or so ago, web pages started loading very when I am on the internet. For example, cnn.com takes about 20 to 30 seconds to load fully after the browser has indicated it has found the page. I have not installed any new software recently. I checked my DSL speed on CNET and one other location, and it is fine (close to 3Mbps). I ran numerous virus scans and other malware scans in safe and normal mode and found nothing. I downloaded Firefox and tried it, and it does the same thing. I downloaded Netscape and it too does the same thing. My DSL service provider tells me it is not them (although I am not totally convinced of this.
I ran a HighjackThis log and posted in that forum here, and OldTimer respoded. I tried everything he suggested, and he could not fix the problem and is pretty sure it is not being casued by any malware on my computer. I also, at OldTimer's suggestion, uninstalled all my Norton/Symantec programs and that did not speed up the web pages (I have since reinstalled it for protection).
I run Windows XP on a Dell computer that is less than a year old. Does anyone out there have any ideas on what might be wrong?
Thanks for any help anyone might be able to give me.