I am hoping that someone here can help me find the solution to this issue.
eMachine running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, 3 G RAM and 500 GB HDD. The HDD is pretty much empty.
Internet Explorer is agonizingly slow. It takes ~8 minutes to open CNN or any other random website.
What I have tried:
I have cleaned the system of malware, and I am comfortable that it is clean. I have reset the browser settings to default, deleted history, and cookies. I have uninstalled any and all toolbars from add/remove programs. I installed Firefox, and the 'slowness' does not follow to that browser, so I know that that the issue is isolated to IE. I have tried both the 32bit, and 64 bit IE, and the issue applies to both. I have uninstalled IE9 and the issue follows to IE8. I have reinstalled IE9 to no avail. I have uninstalled the AV (Kaspersky).
I have probably tried a few things that I forgot to write in here, but I am running out of ideas.
I appreciate any input you may have..
EDIT: Update If I add the site CNN to trusted sites, it is lightning fast. So I tried turning off "Protected Mode" it is lightning fast on all sites. Guess I will have to try and figure out what is going on there.
Edited by SlickTrick, 15 October 2012 - 08:39 AM.