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#1 Jove

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:47 AM

Cookies I don't recognize seem to be reloading into my Firefox browser.

I have a dial up connection

My Compaq Presario 4403 is maxed out with 500MB RAM

My Browser is very slow.

I scanned with MBAM and SpyBot, and found zero.

I am thinking to send a performance report to Firefox,
but I am not sure if they actually answer those.

I intend on checking out the FF Tweak Guide.

My Favorites list seems large ?

Am I missing anything other than a new PC ?

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#2 Jove

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:08 AM

I found this but I really don't have any idea what this guy is talking about ?

Anyone familiar with this procedure here :

http://www.ixibo.com/how-to-double-firefox-browsing-speed-on-dialup-connection/


What address bar what filter bar ??

Your so smart, . .
I'm so dumb, . .
Lets get together and have some fum !

Edited by Jove, 30 November 2012 - 10:11 AM.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

I think I'm getting it this address leads to Firefox configurations, . .
of course I am getting a warning that I am suppose to know what I am doing before I proceed.
so if you can advise I will appreciate.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

I am stuck on first set of instructions on page 2, . .

Right-click  anywhere in the about:config window

Huh ???

Edited by Jove, 30 November 2012 - 11:25 AM.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

Hi Jove, This one may be easier to follow. but I am not the expert on this.
10 handy Firefox about:config hacks

Have you tried reinstalling Firefox?

Also if you run SAS it will remove all the Cookies..
Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use SUPERAntiSpyware to scan and remove malware from your computer Guide.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all other options as they are set):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the Control Center screen.
  • Back on the main screen, under "Select Scan Type" check the box for Complete Scan.
  • If your computer is badly infected, be sure to check the box next to Enable Rescue Scan (Highly Infected Systems ONLY).
  • Click the Scan your computer... button.
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the scan log after reboot, launch SUPERAntiSpyware again.
  • Click the View Scan Logs button at the bottom.
  • This will open the Scanner Logs Window.
  • Click on the log to highlight it and then click on View Selected Log to open it.
  • Copy and paste the scan log results in your next reply.
-- Some types of malware will disable security tools. If SUPERAntiSpyware will not install, please refer to these instructions for using the SUPERAntiSpyware Installer. If SUPERAntiSpyware is already installed but will not run, then follow the instructions for using RUNSAS.EXE to launch the program.

Edited by boopme, 30 November 2012 - 02:24 PM.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

Thank you boopme, zero malware,etc. I will look into the tips you suggested, . .

BTW can you tell me what, " " means, . . by chance it doesn't mean, . .

in the column of a's does it ?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

It's meaningless.. its a script error drom their copying of their files.. Probably they wrote in one language and translated it.

In other words instaed of this
Right-click anywhere in the about:config window

It just should be this
Right-click anywhere in the about:config window
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

boopme,

OK ! Thanks again

Jove

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:00 PM

Boopme

HMMMMMM, . . .

I am still getting lots of cookies, . .
so I am thinking about googleing them,
to see where they originate ?
but
thought I'd let you know, . .
because maybe I need another type scanner or something ?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

General Information about Cookies - http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer
Enabling/Disabling Cookies Settings - http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

I think you need to try Google Chrome or another lightweight browser that suits your dial up connection.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:31 AM

Thanks jhayz

Not sure what advantages G.-Chrome will have according to dial-up connection that would be an advantage over Firefox, . . but it is worth my while to look into that.

Regarding FF Tweaks on aboutconfig, concerning ;
network.http.max-connections-per-server: Change this to 32.

I do not find that one ?

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:08 AM

Seeing as you're not getting much help here, I decided to register to help you.

Oh and this forum did not allow me to register via https. It's a security related forum and it doesn't allow https? That tells me things right there :/

Anyhow:
What on earth are you doing with a dial-up connection in this day and age? I'm in a backward, 3rd world country and I've been on a broadband connection since 2007. Whatever, I'll assume you can't upgrade and proceed.

You only have 500MB memory? What operating system are you on? I'm assuming Windows XP. Press ctrl+shift+escape (or ctrl+alt+delete) and check the Performance tab. Is more than 500MB memory being used? If so, then that will contribute a great deal to the slowness of your system. If this is the case, download Autoruns and disable startup services you don't absolutely need. You can download Autoruns from either of these links:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/autoruns-portable

Next: You're having problems with cookies on Firefox. Before we go on, what version of Firefox are you using? If you're on dial-up then I recommend you use version 17 extended support release:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all.html

(Scroll down that page to find version 17)

The extended support releases update less frequently and should take less bandwidth to download their minor updates.

Next: Firefox security. I highly recommend you install these extensions:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/
https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere/
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/

This Firefox extension should help considerably with cookies:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/

This Firefox extension allows you to browse web pages and stop images from loading, significantly increasing page load times. You can also browse with only cached images showing, meaning only images that have already been downloaded will be displayed:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/imglikeopera/


Moving on: Other browsers:

I do not recommend Google Chrome, especially if you only have 500MB of memory. Chrome is a huge memory hog, as the tabs and extensions run as multiple processes.

Opera: This is your best bet if you're on dial-up. Opera has a unique feature called Turbo Boost. What it does is runs through Opera's own proxy, and images that go through the proxy will be compressed, meaning the quality may be reduced slightly, but in most cases you don't even notice. You will notice that pages load faster.

Opera has other features built-in, allowing you to browse with no images or showing cached images only. I recommend the latter whenever you aren't using Turbo Boost.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

Thank you much your kindness, . .

I just got here so, I.m about to go over this, . .

As stated my only alternative here at this time is wireless since there is a router in the house, which may be in my range, . .

yes I only have 500 MGB RAM but am building another system here where I can install a thousand,. . that is a DELL Dimension 2350

This system we are talking about is a Compaq Presario 4403.

PF Usage 785 MB

So give me some time and I'll be back to let you know if I can make some progress.

Hey I'm broke the government keeps me that way, . .
I don't know why, . I wouldn't do that to them.

Edited by Jove, 16 December 2012 - 01:18 PM.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

Don't be concerned with cookies. Most sites use them...you will always have them unless you want to give up features such as saved passwords, site customizations, etc.

You can realistically build your own machine for $300 that will have at least 4GB of RAM. If you don't want to make your own PC, you can look into buying one such as this for $299.99.




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