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Web Very Slow. Why?

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#1 reynolds_71


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Posted 08 February 2006 - 02:13 AM

some site load up right away. while others take for ever or dont finish. some sites are ebay and my yahoo mail. any thoughts?


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#2 turnip


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Posted 08 February 2006 - 07:34 AM

Try clearing your cache and delete your temporary internet files etc. see if it helps.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 07:55 AM

Some sites MAY load slower than others. For example, sites with a lot of graphics, or perhaps in your examples, sites that require a log-in or in which you pass through an encripted page (which maybe almost 'invisible' to you if you have your password stored on your browser with notification turned off).

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:27 AM

You don't mention what type of internet connection you have, but if it is a dialup you will see a wide disparity of how fast web sites load. In the old days (the late 90's) web sites were created to work well with a dial up connection. But now that is not neccessarily the case. Many sites have 'heavy' pages and really were designed for high speed internet connections. So if you have dialup and visit a 'heavy' page, it is going to take a long time to load.

Another reason can be the speed of which the site is being sent to you. If you visit ebay at 5 am on a Tuesday morning you can expect the pages to load faster than if you visit ebay on Friday night at 9 pm when the entire United States is on line and trying to get on ebay.

I have also experienced slow page loadings on dialup connections on a very windy day. My guess is it has to do with the phone lines swinging in the wind.

Lastly, some malicious software installed on your computer, such as a virus, can cause this behaviour. The job of many viruses, adware, spyware, etc, is to 'take over' your internet connection and report to it's creator (if spyware) or download ads (adware) or open the backdoor and download it's buddies. In any event it will slow down your connection speeds in trying to download the pages and other things you may want from the internet.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 02:15 PM

I have found that Yahoo and Mason web site load slowly when all others are quick. I get a timeout alot on yahoo or msn. I am on hi-speed internet and have spyware doc on board. I use xp pro for firewall and my router. Tried without the router , no difference. Cleaned out my cache etc , no difference. I usually get a blank page with a padlock down on the lower right hand corner and the opposite corner saying done. Have done all kinds of deep scans etc, and no difference. And if yahoo or msn should load I get a wide background with no colors and small blank windows where colors and info should be. Anyone else experiencing this would appreciate some insight . Thanks

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:12 AM

Reboot everything from your cable or dsl modem to the router and the computer itself. See if that makes a difference.

Edited by Enthusiast, 09 February 2006 - 01:13 AM.

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 08:29 AM

Does this happen only with secure sites? (sites that start with https:// )
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