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#1 KMCCAIN

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 05:00 PM

I recently downloaded IE 7 and it seemed okay for awhile but the last couple weeks has been terribly slow loading webpages. For while I was getting the message "cannot display this webpage". I deleted SpamFighter & that has helped that problem, but still very slow. My computer is not slow on other programs such as starting up or e-mail. I am using AVG virus protection, SpyWare Blaster, Spyware Guared, SpyBot Search & Destroy, and AdAwareSEPersonal. At times, IE works like a charm, but mostly slow. What would cause it to fluctuate? Someone advised to just download Firefox. Can I have it & IE at the same time?

Another question - if I add your recommended AVG Spyware, will it work with the others I have presently installed?
Using Windows XP Home SP2, Dell Dimension 2400.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:31 PM

Karen, you can have as many browsers as you want. Firefox beats IE hands down, and much faster and super customizable. You should keep IE around because Windows Updates uses it. Just do 99.99% of your browsing using Firefox. There are many tutorials on how to acclimate to Firefox, most of which can probably be found here in this forum, or on the internet. Good luck.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:44 PM

AVG Anti-Spyware will not conflict with any of the programs you have mentioned.
I, also suggest you use Firefox, as your primary browser.
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 04:57 PM

Okay, I want to download Firefox but I cannot find how to disable AVG while downloading. I tried d/l FF without disabling but it would not run when I tried to install. Could my IE7 problems be due to d/l IE7 with AVG running?

Thanks so much for your help.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 10:22 PM

Karen, try doing this in Safe Mode. Press F8 during bootup. You may also want to post your specific question on this forum's Firefox threads to get more experts helping you.
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:45 PM

I got Firefox downloaded okay & it is working great. However, I left IE as default browser for Windows Updates, etc. I would like to use Firefox as default, but then how would I get automatic updates, etc.?

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:04 PM

Using Firefox as the default browser will not stop you from getting automatic updates from Windows.
Your next chore will be to make your Firefox even safer and usable. With NoScript you want have to worry about driveby installs of malware. For the rare web page that you need to view in IE, just right click your mouse on the page in Firefox and select IE from the selections after installing the IE View Lite extension.

NOSCRIPT Extension
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/722/

IE View Lite
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1429/

Get your plugins for Java and Adobe Flash
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/plugins/
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