Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Slow loading and no loading

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 paw51


  • Members
  • 81 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Local time:06:08 AM

Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:53 PM

Hello, this my first post and I have problems. I use Windows 7 on a Presario computer. My browser is Chrome with extensions of ABP, Do Not Track by AVG and Price Blink. On Chrome home page I have Rain Alarm and Pixlr. My security is AVG and I have Malwarebytes as a backup but it does not run upon startup like AVG does. I have no games on my computer and it appears I have about 75% of my RAM available.

After a few windows being opened and closed, especially after I go into Yahoo for my emails, loading of tabs slows down to a crawl. Sometimes the browser times out because it takes so long for a page to load. Sometimes I close the browser and reopen it to try to improve performance and AVG regularly tells me I am using too much memory and need to close my browser. This will happen even while on Facebook when I open a second tab at the same time. I regularly clean my computer including using CCleaner daily. About once a week I use CCleaner or Windows Tools to check the registry and disk for defrag needs. I usually don't have more than 4 tabs open at once. I have 2GB in memory and I just did a dskchk on drive C with no problems reported. I ran Malwarebytes in Safe Mode. It found some files for a browsing speed up, but I had only added Chrome Speed Boost. I let Malwarebytes get rid of these files. No improvement seen.

Anyone have any ideas? (I am computer illiterate in most things, so speak in simple, plain language or give me step-by-step instructions, please.)


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 The_Outkast


  • Members
  • 161 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Local time:08:08 AM

Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:08 PM

It has been my experience lately (in the last year or so) that AVG has caused more performance problems than it's worth. I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials. You may want to uninstall AVG and see if it makes any difference. If it does, then consider a different antivirus solution. If not, then you could reinstall AVG if you choose.

#3 saraovana


  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • Local time:05:38 PM

Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:53 PM


Try these:
1. Click on Start on the search box type: inetcpl.cpl>Enter
2. Click on Advanced Tab > Click on Reset.
3. Close any chrome window or IE before you do this.
4. Open a new chrome window and check out.

#4 Pizza and Pepsi

Pizza and Pepsi

  • Members
  • 277 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:CA
  • Local time:04:08 AM

Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:11 PM

paw51, I must advise you to no longer use Ccleaner's registry cleaner. Cleaning out your junk files is a good idea, but registry cleaning can be useless at best and disastrous at worst (examples include failure to boot and blue screens).

Please read bleeping computer's policy on registry cleaners:

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the Registry.

Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.
Ed Bott's Webog: Why I don't use registry cleaners
Do I need a registry Cleaner?

Pizza and Pepsi
Malware shall not pass!

#5 Artrooks


  • Members
  • 1,463 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York
  • Local time:08:08 AM

Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

Hi paw51,

A few more thoughts.

Checkout this link and follow some of the diagnostic steps listed: Webpages load slowly or don't load at all.

Since you already use CCleaner for file cleaning, make sure to click the "Applications" tab and check "Compact database" under Google Chrome. This will speed Chrome up a bit. I have to agree with Pizza and Pepsi that Registry cleaners can cause more harm than good so I to would advise against using the Registry cleaning function in CCleaner.

Here is a link to AntiVirus Comparative's June 2012 Performance Tests (Suite Products) PDF. This will give you an idea of how resource intensive some current security suites are.

Malwarebytes is more effective if run in normal windows. It should only be run in safe mode if it won't work in normal windows.

Good luck.



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users