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#1 Kryptonite

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:36 AM

Before i even start writing here i realize that the bigger question that i have is about browsers in general and the overall performance of my computer.

i have another post about my taskbar changing and thinking that it might be do to the new firefox. If a browser was capable of changing certain settings to make it run "more effectively" is it possible that they do not have to reveal what those changes are or what other consequences might result?

It seems that two well running computers have become slower and bog down in a similar way while a page is loading completely.

A few people have suggested that there is a problem with my high speed connection. There may indeed be a problem with my internet service but Time Warner has deemed the problem intermittent and mostly effects the TV signal. How can i ever know what is effecting the slowdown?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:38 AM

Hmm, if you are having trouble with the cable TV signal then I would think your cable provider is not properly maintaining its equipment.
You can check the download/ upload speeds on this website: Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
Use it often...especially when you are experiencing the problem you described to find out if it's your ISP causing the problem.
Expect much slower speeds during prime time usage. Such as early evening and weekends.

You can do a thorough cleaning of Firefox using BleachBit. I've used it in both Windows and Ubuntu without any problems.
BleachBit - Clean Disk Space, Maintain Privacy Similar to Ccleaner except it vacuums Firefox and removes "ever cookies", too.
Be sure to uncheck passwords and places so as not to remove your bookmarks (places).

Of course, you should check for malware, too. Do a scan using Super Antispyware Free and let it remove whatever it finds.
SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware!
Post the log if it finds anything other that ad/ tracking cookies.

EDIT: Addons often are the cause of problems in Firefox. You can run Firefox in Firefox safe mode to find if that is one cause of your problem.
See info in this link: How to Use Mozilla Firefox in Safe Mode

Edited by buddy215, 31 January 2011 - 11:04 AM.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:30 AM

Hmm, if you are having trouble with the cable TV signal then I would think your cable provider is not properly maintaining its equipment.
You can check the download/ upload speeds on this website: Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
Use it often...especially when you are experiencing the problem you described to find out if it's your ISP causing the problem.
Expect much slower speeds during prime time usage. Such as early evening and weekends.

You can do a thorough cleaning of Firefox using BleachBit. I've used it in both Windows and Ubuntu without any problems.
BleachBit - Clean Disk Space, Maintain Privacy Similar to Ccleaner except it vacuums Firefox and removes "ever cookies", too.
Be sure to uncheck passwords and places so as not to remove your bookmarks (places).

Of course, you should check for malware, too. Do a scan using Super Antispyware Free and let it remove whatever it finds.
SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware!
Post the log if it finds anything other that ad/ tracking cookies.

EDIT: Addons often are the cause of problems in Firefox. You can run Firefox in Firefox safe mode to find if that is one cause of your problem.
See info in this link: How to Use Mozilla Firefox in Safe Mode


I'll try the safe mode option.

The problem with my cable provider seems to be a common problem with most cable suppliers that I have dealt with: they have a list of protocols and procedures that they must follow ( this is what they told me ) so if a problem is intermittent it can take months before they resolve it.

The progress bar at the bottom of the page tells me what it is either waiting for or downloading cookies or maybe it's other things on the page that I am not interested in but have to accept it as part of the page I'm attempting to view.
Is it possible to know how long each part of a webpage takes to load?

Thanks for your reply

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:09 PM

You should use BleachBit and do a scan for malware.

Two addons that will help to protect your computer from malware and block ads from loading are NoScript and Adblock Plus.

You can block ad/ tracking cookies from installing on your computer by clicking on tools, options, privacy tab and choosing to not accept
third party cookies. After changing that setting you can get rid of the existing third party cookies by running a scan with Super Antispyware Free.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”





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