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Major Flaw in Windows 8 Slow Browsing on Chrome, Firefox? Internet Connection Issues?

Question: Major Flaw in Windows 8 Slow Browsing on Chrome, Firefox? Internet Connection Issues?

A couple of weeks ago I installed Windows 8 (fresh install from scratch, not an update) on my computer. I do a lot of web browsing and over the last couple of weeks I've been using Windows 8, I could swear the web browsing wasn't as fast at it used to be on Windows 7.
I then noticed I was having major issues bringing up my router's control panel (ASUS RT-N56U) so thinking it was my router I upgraded the firmware. Turned out, the Avast Anti-Virus I was running has issues with Windows 8. I removed AVAST and turned on Windows Defender (which in Windows 8 is also an anti-virus program now referred to MSE - Miscrosoft Security Essentials). MSE has gotten fairly good reviews so I decided to use it, for maximum compatibility with Windows 8.

However, although the router control panel would now come up okay, browsing still seemed to not be quite as fast as it used to be. I sat down at the old 5-year old Dell Desktop next to me that is running Windows 7, both computers were connected to the router via Gigabit Ethernet. I tested network speeds with Speedtest.net to make sure they were both getting the same Internet speeds (which they were.) I found a couple 'heavy' web pages to test:

Epicurious.com: Recipes, Menus, Cooking Articles & Food Guides (home page)
sports.yahoo.com (home page)

The browsing was MUCH faster on the Windows 7 machine!! So I decided to do more of a controlled test.

The Samsung Notebook is a Series 6 Core i5 with 6GB RAM and 64GB SSD running Win 8 Pro 64-bit. Windows Experience score of 5.9. Windows Defender (MSE) Anti-Virus. Windows Firewall Turned OFF!

The Dell Desktop is Intel Q8200 with 6GB RAM and a 5400RPM HD running Win 7 32-bit (not sure why 64-bit didn't install, sort of strange but oh well). It had a Windows Experience score of 3.6. Avast Anti-Virus. Windows Firewall turned OFF. Windows Defender turned OFF.

I went into Windows Task Manager on both computers and ended most if not all tasks that were not critical to the system and no other programs except the browsers were running.

I removed all plug-ins and add-ons from Chrome except the Page Load Time extension plug-in which can be downloaded here:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...pmkogoaohcdbig

I also tested on FireFox using this add-on:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ry/?src=search

On the Windows 8 Machine I also tested with Internet Explorer 10 - unfortunately I couldn't find a page load speed monitor for it that would work so I could only do an informal visual+verbal count, stopping when I saw the page stop X in the URL bar change to the reload symbol indicating the page had completed loading.

On both test pages I refreshed the pages at least 10 times and averaged the scores. I looked at the page load speed monitor result but I also did a visual+verbal count out loud until I saw the page stopped loading objects.

The results were astounding (and very frustrating/disappointing because otherwise I really like Windows 8 as the OS in general seems better/faster than Windows 7 for multitasking)

Here's the results:

Windows 8 + Fast Machine + Chrome 23.0.1271.95 m on epicurious.com: ~ 3.5 sec load counter / ~ 5.5 sec visual/verbal count

Windows 7 + Slow Machine + Chrome 23.0.1271.95 m on epicurious.com: ~ 2 sec avg / ~ 3.5 sec avg visual/verbal count

Windows 8 Fast machine + Chrome on sports.yahoo.com: 5 sec avg / 5 sec avg

Windows 7 Slow machine + Chrome on sports.yahoo.com: 2.5 sec / 3 sec

Windows 8 Fast machine + FireFox on epicurious com: 4.5 sec / 4.5 sec

Windows 7 Slow machine + Firefox on epicurious.com: 2.5 sec / 3 sec

Windows 8 Fast machine + FireFox on sports.yahoo com: 5.25 sec / 5 sec

Windows 7 Slow machine + Firefox on sports.yahoo.com: 2.5 sec / 3 sec

Windows 8 Fast machine + Internet Explorer 10 on epicurious.com: ~ 5 sec visual/verbal count

Windows 8 Fast machine + Internet Explorer 10 on sports.yahoo.com: ~ 6 sec visual/verbal count

(I didn't bother testing IE 10 on the Win 7 machine)

It is clear, that something in Windows 8 is causing the browsers to load web pages 30-50% slower. If you have a very fast Internet connection (like me - 35 mbit/s download and 6 mbit/s upload) in regular use, the difference may not be that noticeable to the "casual user" as the difference between as a 3 sec and a 5 sec page load speed are both fairly fast for these two sites.

But it you have many sites open at once and are multi-tasking and clicking lots of links hours at a time, it IS noticeable. Downright depressing when you compare it to a Windows 7 machine especially considering the specs on the Win 8 machine are much better hardware wise! If anything the Windows 8 machines should be faster.

Now I know a some people are going to be skeptical about my findings. Obviously every PC is different, having different configurations, apps loaded, processes running, etc. But in my 25+ years in the Tech Industry my gut is telling me there's something not right with Windows 8 and it is just a matter of time until enough people complain to Microsoft about it to get their attention to find the cause of the issue and fix it.

HERE'S A COUPLE IMPORTANT POINTS WHY MY GUT IS TELLING ME IT IS A WINDOWS 8 ISSUE:

* I tried the tests on Windows 8 with Windows Defender (MSE) turned OFF, Firewall turned OFF. No anti-virus programs running. IT MADE NO DIFFERENCE.

** I made sure the drivers for both my Ethernet and Wi-Fi Networking were the latest drivers. They are the on-board Intel 82579M Gigabit Ethernet and Centrino 6230 Wireless.

*** Running the tests on Wifi instead of Ethernet ALSO MADE NO DIFFERENCE.

The facts seem to point to something in the Windows 8 Operating System is slowing things down. I wish I knew what it was as I feel so frustrated that this new powerful Samsung Core i5 notebook running Windows 8 has slower web browsing than than 5-year old Windows 7 Dell Desktop sitting across from me.

I have seen many other posts about Chrome running slowly on Windows 8. It isn't just Chrome!

*** I would encourage others to run these tests as I would at least like to be 99% confident that I don't have some hardware or driver issue. ***

Other discussions having similar issues:
https://productforums.google.com/for...me/KV_TPd6Ehdg

Internet hangs, unavailable, slow since upgrading to Windows 8 - Microsoft Community


http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2006876

Does Windows 8 cause a few random characters, slow pages & webpages incorrectly formatted? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support

After further troubleshooting I determined you don't need a Windows 7 machine to see the difference. So I would encourage others to use the page load counters I posted links to above to compare Safe Mode versus non Safe Mode speed so I can determine if this is unique to my machine.

** If I boot into Safe Mode, the problem is not there. sports.yahoo.com loads in about 2 second - did about 20 refreshes.

** Whatever is causing it, it is one of the last things to load into memory. If I login right away, load the browser and go to sports.yahoo.com (or any site for that matter) the load speed is fast like my Wini 7 machine, ~ 2 seconds for that Yahoo site. But after 30-60 seconds it all the sudden goes from 2 sec load times to 4 sec. Refreshing dozens and dozens of times. If after boot, I wait a few minutes to login, it is slow right away.

In Safe Mode, I logged every process and service that was running. So then I booted normally and manually ended any process or service that was not running in Safe Mode. This did NOT fix the problem, the load time was still slow. There were 4 services that weren't running in Safe Mode that I couldn't stop:

wudfsvc Windows - User mode Driver Framework Service
Task Scheduler Servioce
SamSS
AppInfo

I also tried disabling a few devices in device manager like the Acronis (backup) device and the wifi device. Made no difference.

So the question remains, what is Safe Mode NOT loading that normal mode IS loading that is causing the noticeable slow down in web browsing?

I need to find a utility that will log everything that is loaded in the order it was loaded and ideally how many seconds into the boot it is loaded. Then I might be able to figure it out.

Oh and yes, once again, I did disable Windows Defender but it makes no difference. Even Safe Mode loads Windows Defender.

Help!

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A couple of weeks ago I installed Windows 8 (fresh install from scratch, not an update) on my computer. I do a lot of web browsing and over the last couple of weeks I've been using Windows 8, I could swear the web browsing wasn't as fast at it used to be on Windows 7.
I then noticed I was having major issues bringing up my router's control panel (ASUS RT-N56U) so thinking it was my router I upgraded the firmware. Turned out, the Avast Anti-Virus I was running has issues with Windows 8. I removed AVAST and turned on Windows Defender (which in Windows 8 is also an anti-virus program now referred to MSE - Miscrosoft Security Essentials). MSE has gotten fairly good reviews so I decided to use it, for maximum compatibility with Windows 8.
However, although the router control panel would now come up okay, browsing still seemed to not be quite as fast as it used to be. I sat down at the old 5-year old Dell Desktop next to me that is running Windows 7, both computers were connected to the router via Gigabit Ethernet. I tested network speeds with Speedtest.net to make sure they were both getting the same Internet speeds (which they were.) I found a couple 'heavy' web pages to test:
www.epicurious.com (home page)
sports.yahoo.com (home page)
The browsing was MUCH faster on the Windows 7 machine!! So I decided to do more of a controlled test.
The Samsung Notebook is a Series 6 Core i5 with 6GB RAM and 64GB SSD running Win 8 Pro 64-bit. Windows Experience score of 5.9.... Read more

Answer:Major Flaw in Windows 8 Slow Browsing on Chrome, Firefox?

I have not noticed any slowness in Chrome or FF in Windows 8. Are you using chrome in Desktop mode or in Metro mode?

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A couple of weeks ago I installed Windows 8 (fresh install from scratch, not an update) on my computer. I do a lot of web browsing and over the last couple of weeks I've been using Windows 8, I could swear the web browsing wasn't as fast at it used to be on Windows 7.
I then noticed I was having major issues bringing up my router's control panel (ASUS RT-N56U) so thinking it was my router I upgraded the firmware. Turned out, the Avast Anti-Virus I was running has issues with Windows 8. I removed AVAST and turned on Windows Defender (which in Windows 8 is also an anti-virus program now referred to MSE - Miscrosoft Security Essentials). MSE has gotten fairly good reviews so I decided to use it, for maximum compatibility with Windows 8.

However, although the router control panel would now come up okay, browsing still seemed to not be quite as fast as it used to be. I sat down at the old 5-year old Dell Desktop next to me that is running Windows 7, both computers were connected to the router via Gigabit Ethernet. I tested network speeds with Speedtest.net to make sure they were both getting the same Internet speeds (which they were.) I found a couple 'heavy' web pages to test:

www.epicurious.com (home page)
sports.yahoo.com (home page)

The browsing was MUCH faster on the Windows 7 machine!! So I decided to do more of a controlled test.

The Samsung Notebook is a Series 6 Core i5 with 6GB RAM and 64GB SSD running Win 8 Pro 64-bit. Windows Experience sco... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Flaw? Slow Web Browsing Chrome, Firefox, IE, Internet Problem?

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my google chrome is running slow and i am having internet connectivity problems.  i look in my task manager and there are multiple chrome.exe running.  i have attached my hijackthis log.  i have avg and it isnt detecting anything.

Answer:chrome running slow and internet connection issues

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.
 
If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.
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HijackThis doesn't handle Windows 7 well. In your case I need to see a final DDS Log.
I would remove HijackThis using the Add/Remove Programs list.
 
Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links if you no longer have it available.  Save it to your desktop.
 
1: DDS.scr (Not recommended if you use Chrome to download this .scr file. Use the other options.)
2: DDS.pif
3: DDS.COM
 
Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. 
A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool.  No input is needed, the scan is running. 
Notepad will open with the results. 
Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.[/list]Please note:  You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run.
 

 
Please just paste the contents of the DDS.txt log in your next post. DO NOT attach the log.===
 
Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause of infiltration an infection.
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Please run this security check for my review.
 
Download Security Check by screen317 from here.
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; ple... Read more

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I have a laptop running Windows 7, and browsing has become slow on IE, Firefox, and Chrome. I posted logs in the malware section of MG, but was told there was no sign of malware and was directed to the software forum. The connection is fine -- download speeds don't seem to be affected, but when following links there is a lot of churning. Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

Answer:Slow browsing with IE, Firefox, Chrome

See if shutting down Spybot's SDCleaner and disabling monitoring in CCleaner (options -> monitoring) makes any difference.
 

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Hello Bleeping Computer.com!A couple of days ago, maybe as long as a week, Chrome started to slow down. I'd chosen that browser as a almost full-time replacement for Firefox because of how fast it was when I both opened the browser and surfed. Now, it takes considerably longer for Chrome to open—though it still opens before Firefox. Also, opening up a new tab, which before used to be a quick affair, now lags a bit, and the Most Visited/Apps would show up slower than they used to. (By this point, Firefox seemed to have given me the finger and lost all interest in trying to respond in a timely manner.)I visit a couple of game related forums daily. I noticed that when I went to click on a link, I'd sometimes be redirected to another site. (Unfortunately, me being me, I didn't think to copy down the address of the redirect sites; instead, naively assuming some random error, I'd exit the redirect sites and go back to perusing the forums.)That said, I noticed today that somehow I had something called Yontoo installed on my laptop. I disabled and removed it from Chrome and Firefox, restarted Chrome and noticed an improvement (in my opinion, whatever that's worth; also, I never thought to check with Firefox to see if it was ready to pick up the slack again), after which I also uninstalled Yontoo from Programs and Features.I don't want to go on forever. Point is, Chrome seems to be back to the way it was, but I'm not the best judge, honestly. And there's always the possibility I... Read more

Answer:Chrome and Firefox sometimes redirect; also, slow browsing.

Hello Garneac Welcome to The Forums!!Around here they call me Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at yo... Read more

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Hi all -

I just started having problems today with browsing the internet. When I bring up IE7 or Firefox I get an error message:

'Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage' in IE7
'Server not found' in Firefox

If I refresh the page, it loads, but sometimes even when it loads, I get the red 'x' where an image is supposed to be. I get the error nearly everytime I click a link and I have to keep refreshing. It was a bear even trying to do searches for this error and posting here. I've run adaware/spybot and my AV (eTrust) and nothing shows up. I've deleted temp files and removed old versions of Java (saw that this has resolved some issues). No luck.

I can't run MSN at all and my gmail notifier doesn't work either.

I've got logs from hijackthis and dss ready, but I'm holding out hope that maybe my ISP is being flaky?

Any ideas?

Thanks,

dF

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Hi,
I am experiencing extremely slow internet browsing in my WindowsXP system. Moreover, what is particularly peculiar is that whenever I open a website, nothing happens and the browser keeps waiting for the webpage, however after refreshing 3-4 times, the website opens in an instant. I have experienced this on IE 7, Firefox and Opera. So, this means it is a general problem. Moreover, I donot experience any such problem in Linux (My computer has a dual boot), so this rules out any problem in my ISP.

Also, I get a large number of popups while browsing despite having a popup blocker in my google toolbar. Please help!

My log is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:44:08 AM, on 6/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.1.25.0\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Notebook Hardware Control\nhc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX1000.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.e... Read more

Answer:Very slow internet browsing (IE+firefox)

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Hi,

I have windows vista home, with a sony vaio laptop. I almost always use firefox, and have not had issues with connection in the past. There is a new program that I am using that uses Internet Explorer to connect to the internet. It uploads videos onto video sharing sites. Ever since I started using this program what happens is it will start to go through the sites uploading videos, but after uploading a few, the internet connection will fail.

The globe is still there on my bar at the bottom, (it looks like I'm still connected). I'm connecting through a secure wireless connection at my house. I went through the same process in internet explorer without this program, and the same problem occurred, so I don't think the program is to blame.

Something is wrong with my IE 7. Unfortunately I can't uninstall and reinstall this because it is integral to windows vista.

I've updated my network card driver, and this did not fix the problem. I've reset winsock, reset my IE settings, removed all addons.

Nothing seems to be working. I'm almost to the point of buying xp and installing that to see if this will work. This program is really important, and I need to find a way to run this.

Any ideas on what could be wrong?

I've look at my event log and I see this message come up.

TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

Not sure if this is related or not.
 

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Hello!
First of all, know that I havent gone through the malware removal guide mostly because my IE is not working anymore as of this morning (i am typing from my roomates laptop, an apple) and it is the dell pc that is not working. I dont know if that has to do with the amount of security now installed on the computer, but it makes it impossible to download alot of the necessary programs on the malware removal guide (which has helped in the past)

I have Ccleaner, Ad aware (cannot update definitions no internet connection), just installed norton internet security 2008, super anti spyware.

I have run all of these several times in safe mode and in normal mode, and when I am in normal mode the following reads on my desktop background :

A severe threat has been detected on your pc
your computer has several fatal errors due to spyware activity. Your address is (IP Address) and via this address an unauthorized access was gained by another computer. It is strongly recommended to install antispyware software to close all security vulnerabilities.


What originally happened:
on monday evening a blue screen appeared on the pc with white text talking about how the system shutdown and the physical memory had been dumped and dumping had finished. It said that if it was the first time that happened that I should restore to last normal mode or if it was a repeat to boot in safe mode. After this happened it took forever to start windows, the toolbar will appear and n... Read more

Answer:no internet connection & major malware issues

Welcome to MG's!

First, disable everything you have installed as in antivirus and antispy.

Next, you'll need to download the utilities below from another computer and transfer them via USB or CD to the infected computer.


SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
HijackThis 1.99.1
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

I'm going to post two sets of instructions below. Each will be enclosed in separate Quote boxes. Make sure to complete the first one 100% before moving on to the second one.





STEP 1: Complete this procedure completely including attaching the requested log before doing the second procedure.

Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop.

Extract all the files to your Destop. A folder named SmitfraudFix will be created on your Desktop.

Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press Enter
This program will scan large amounts of files on your computer for known patterns so please be patient while it works. When it is done, the results of the scan will be displayed and it will create a log named rapport.txt in the root of your drive, eg: Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed. Please attach that log in your next reply. See: HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post

Note:process.exe ( which is used my SmitFraudFIx ) is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but ... Read more

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Hi everyone im new here and i wanted to ask about this problem which has recently begun to annoy me
my computer is connected internet via wifi connection and this connection is really good but when i try and use a web browser the pages often work for a little bit but then they stop loading and i have to press reload many times till it finally works a minute or 2 later, and this problem happens to me on IE, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome all of which have been updated to the latest editions. this problem also seems to be occurring to my real-player downloader but to a lesser extent because it takes longer for it to stop connecting and all my downloads fail. now i know my connection is fine because i also bridge my wireless connection to my local area connection so i can play Xbox live which works with no problems at all.

my computer specs are

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3882 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1717 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238591 MB, Free - 149366 MB; D: Total - 155570 MB, Free - 130130 MB; F: Total - 89999 MB, Free - 17723 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., QX310/QX410/QX510/SF310/SF410/SF510, 03MX, 123490EN400015
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Wifi Internet Connection is good but Browsing Issues

Oh and this happens much more often on sites with videos
 

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Well, I just got home and turned on the computer... It takes about 5 MINUTES for ANY website to open up.

This is also happening on my brother's computer, which is next to mine.

We share a modem which is a router. We have Verizon Online DSL [or FiOS], whatever its called.
Any suggestions?

- I restarted my computer, about three times to be exact.
- I used dial-a-fix or whatever its called
- I disk cleaned


Another problem: Some websites don't work on my computer, they don't even have the loading bar when I attempt to connect to it.

Suggestions?
Thanks

Answer:Major Slow Down In Internet Connection

This may be because your Ip speed limits your internet once you go over a certain download limit.

I suggest calling up or getting in contact somehow with your Ip and asking them if speed limiting applies to your plan

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I just read this article on IE having a major security issue and I have to say it makes me very concerned. They say to use Firefox, Chrome, or Opera. Are these really secure?Which is the best one?Here is the article: http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/111811Thanks

Answer:Major flaw revealed in Internet Explorer

IE has always been targeted by hackers and malware programmers because it has the lion's share of the browser market and will cause the most disruption (just as they like it) This makes vulnerabilities look worse than they are.

I think there is a general move to recommend alternative browsers such as Firefox or Opera because of this and there is certainly no big reason to stick with IE other than familiarity.

My advice is to try FF or Opera (or Chrome, though this is still in the early stages) and see what you think. The basic features are similar in style and use so it isn't a big step.

Of course, If (or some people would say, when) FF overtakes IE and the malware developers switch their attention to another browser they may decide to offer advice the other way

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Hi All,

It's about two months that I have installed WinXP Pro (SP2) on my system, and although it doesn't have that "fresh-install" feel and responsiveness, it was pretty fast, until last night:

You see I have COX Communication High Speed Internet Cable and for some reason, when I was browsing the Web, I got infected with some virus. Of course I have Trend Micro™ Internet Security™ installed and it immediately quarantined the file.

I also emptied my temporary internet folder and ran both SpyBot and Ad Aware Pro for any suspicious spyware, but still the internet connection seem slow. For example when I click in Google to search a string it takes a long time (dial-up kind of) to refresh the page.

I also use Diskeeper 9 Professional and my Hdds are defragmented and good to go.

I have contacted COX Communication tech support and they claim their servers are up and running and they are not aware of any issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, since I am baffled.
 

Answer:My Internet connection and browsing seem VERY slow...Please Assist!

Turn off your modem for 30 seconds. Ping google. Go to www.broadbandreports.com > tools and use their connection diagnostics.
 

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tunnel adapter local area connection6,7 disconnected

Answer:[SOLVED] internet connection, internet explore, chrome, firefox wont load

please help also, PCI simple communication controller (yellow and black !)

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Ever since i got this computer the internet has been extremely slow (i bought it off ebay... i no now better!)Ive rebooted it and made no difference, heres my specs and etcThe internet runs great on my other computer, but on this one whether its ethernet or wireless its extremely slow?Any help is much appreciated

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After installing in alleged codec. My computer crashed and became slugished. After unistalling it and a few reboots it seemed normal again. The boot time has increased too. When browsing via search engines I get redirected to different sites. My download speed has also dramatically decreased, 50kbs on a 20mb connection. Normal 400kbs/1.2mb.When following the instructions from: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/When trying the cleanmgr ? it crashes. But ccleaner ran fine.Ad-aware detected a load of cookies, but crashed when trying to fix them.Spybot cleaned some stuff, but the problem remains.Housecall Antivirus crashes my browser.McAfee AVERT Stinger cleaned 66000+ apparently.The problem remains.Here is my Hijackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 18:31:25, on 16/10/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Zon... Read more

Answer:Browser Hijack And Slow Connection / Internet Browsing.

Hello creativ3rst,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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Hi - within the last month, my laptop has become painfully slow, primarily seen when connected to the internet. I have tried 3 different browsers. I tried disabling flash. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling flash. I uninstalled IE8. I defragged the hard drive. Other computers connecting through our home LAN do not have this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I think I waited 3 or 4 minutes for my web based email account to open just to get the email confirmation for this account. Arrgg!

Answer:Internet super slow using IE, Firefox, Chrome

Welcome to BCThe process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all obj... Read more

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ok let me start my problems about 3 days ago.

i downloaded something i knew i shouldnt have as i clickd savefile. norton faild at detecting anything, and so i pickd up a few bugs.

so i went and bought new protectiong, kaspersky 09 and it found some spyware, adware, and 1 malware.

now as all this is going on, i keep getting bluescreens of death, physical memory dumps. The first day all the blue screens i got were random-i coulda been doing anything and id get one. And windows 'check for solution' told me it was malware. So thats when i got kaspersky and that took care of that.

But the blue screens have persisted, i now seemingly only get them while im browsing. Not only that, but browsing is messd up too. To get one page to load so i can even see it, i have to click refresh like 6 times. Its the same on all 3 browsers ive tried, IE, Flock, and Firefox. And now windows 'check for solution' tells me its a firewall problem, which i dont belive for a second, because disabling my antivirus does not help me browse AT ALL. (yes i have windows firewall off aswell)

But browsing works perfect on all 3 in safemode. No blue screens, and everything loads how it was before my probs began.

add that in task manager on every browser it says its Corrupt next the the running app.


help me please. i cant take this anymore lol.

Answer:Major Browsing Issues

oh. add that in non safe mode everything else seems to work just fine.

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So this started about a few weeks ago after I've installed new modem from TWC.  But I don't think the modem or router (I own a separate router, it's Airport Extreme) is the issue because I can connect without issues using tablet or smartphone.  When i open an internet browser from my desktop, it just won't start or it just freezes. When i restart the computer, sometimes the internet browser will work and everything seems to be normal again.  Then a few minutes later when I open a new internet browser again, the same thing happens.  It just stops loading completely and then it freezes.  The same thing happens when I log in to minecraft, it just won't connect. The issue seems to only occur when I open an internet browser or a program that uses online connection.  I thought the issue may be IE so I downloaded Chrome but the same thing happens. It's anytime I try to open a program that uses Internet.  The program sometimes would start but eventually slows down or the program won't start at all until I restart the computer a few times.  Can someone please help? It's been extremely annoying to have to restart your computer every time the internet browser doesn't work.  By the way, the modem and router don't show signs of problems when i experience these issues.  I have an old laptop and can connect just fine using wifi so I think it's my computer.  Could this be malware?  I don't get redirected to sites or get pop-ups. ... Read more

Answer:Internet connection causing computer issues (IE or Chrome)

According to my opinion you should try to disable unwanted pop ups and plugins or may also install some popup blocker tool like smart popup blocker, adfender amd adwcleaner that helps to block pop-ups, clean cookies, and optimize your Internet-connection settings.
 

 
 

 

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Recently, I have noticed my browser getting painfully slow at certain times of the day, and then it will be fast for a while. The worst was last weekend when it took roughly 15 minutes for a page to load and it lasted all day. We called Comcast after resetting the modem caused it to stop working. They replaced the modem and the cable from the house to the pole. But my problem persists. I'm using wireless, but we tried hooking it up with a wire and the problem still happens. We have two other computers in the house (not Windows 7) and an iPod Touch and a DSi and none of them have this problem.

I did find malware called Complitly and removed it. After that, browsing was very fast, but the next day it was back to being slow, although not as excruciatingly slow these past couple of days. I've scanned for viruses and malware every which way I know how. I have uninstalled Firefox and am only using IE9 at the moment. I tried uninstalling all the programs I could think of that could interfere with my internet access. I have Norton Internet Security.

I tried running HijackThis 2.0.4 and I get a blank logfile.

I used namecheck to see if my DNS is messed up. It confirmed that my DNS servers are widely variable in their response times. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to change my DNS servers at my computer. I don't think Comcast will let me change it at the router either, but I don't know for sure. I have posted a query in the Comcast forum and I hope they will hel... Read more

Answer:Often slow, sometimes fast, Windows 7 64-bit browsing IE or Firefox

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As requested, I'm starting this thread here, which I first posted in the Windows 7 area.

Recently, I have noticed my browser getting painfully slow at certain times of the day, and then it will be fast for a while. The worst was last weekend when it took roughly 15 minutes for a page to load and the problem lasted all day. We called Comcast after resetting the modem caused that to stop working. They replaced the modem and the cable from the house to the pole. But my problem persists. I'm using wireless, but we tried hooking it up to the router with a wire and the problem still happens. We have two other computers in the house (not Windows 7) and an iPod Touch and a DSi and none of them have this problem.

I did find browser malware on my computer called Complitly and removed it. After that, browsing was very fast, but the next day it was back to being slow, although not as excruciatingly slow these past couple of days. I've scanned for viruses and malware every which way I know how. I have uninstalled Firefox and am only using IE9 at the moment. I tried uninstalling all the programs I could think of that could interfere with my internet access. I have Norton Internet Security.

I used namebench to see if my DNS is messed up. It confirmed that my DNS servers are widely variable in their response times, but no indication of malicious things. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to change my DNS servers at my computer. I don't think Comcast will let me change it ... Read more

Answer:Often slow, sometimes fast, Windows 7 64-bit browsing IE or Firefox

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Hi!
I have a problem of slow Internet. My speed is supposed to be 20 mbps (and when I do a speedtest, that’s what it shows as well), but my Internet is really slow, whether in Firefox, Chrome or even in the iTunes Store on iTunes, or loading images in emails in Thunderbird. Most of the pages take a really long time to load (sometimes not even loading at all so I have to refresh) and I don’t understand why. I tried restarting my computer, running Firefox in safe mode, checking for viruses and running Malware Bytes and CCleaner, but nothing I tried changed anything. Internet is at its normal speed on all my other computers and devices. My computer in itself is sometimes a little slow, but a few weeks ago, the Internet speed was still normal no matter what.
Also, in case you need to know, I’m on Windows 7.
Any suggestions for what I could try?
Thanks in advance!

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 In Win10's game, Minesweeper, the entire far-right section of the game is not visible and I can not complete a level!
 
Worse, the exact same problem exists in Treasure Hunt!
 
This is just terrible!
 
I haven't been able to sleep for days.
 
Please tell me there is a fix, 'cause I need one!
 

Answer:Major, unforgivable, Windows 10 flaw...

I am only guessing but have you tried dragging where you want it?

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I've discovered a flaw (and subsequent fix) installing VLC Media Player 2.0.0 under Windows XP.For an odd reason, it installs with the default video output as "default". This results in the following garbled image, see my screenshot:http://sdfox7.com/untitled3.bmpThe fix for this is to go into Tools > Preferences > Video and change the Output setting (first pulldown menu) from "default" to "Direct X (DirectDraw) video output":http://sdfox7.com/untitled4.bmpI'm not sure why the VideoLAN team did this but it's likely they are unaware of this error.I've installed this and duplicated the error multiple times on different computers, by following the above instructions you will be able to successfully use VLC Media Player 2.0.0.

Answer:[FIX] Major Flaw with VLC Media Player 2.0 with Windows XP

Thank you sdfox 7... Whenever I have called on VLC Media Player for a video it always takes ages to load. I followed your advice and the programme loads in a flash. I must admit that I never had your problem though.Regards

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We got a new HP a few weeks ago.There are three accounts for the XP.On account "1" everything works fine.On my account, I'm having strange issues.When I go to firefox (because I do not want to use internet explorer) and use the search I get toldQuoteSecure Connection FailedAn error occurred during the connection to search.google.com.Peer's certificate has invalid signature.(Error code: sec_error_bad_signature)The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.  Alternatively, use the command found in the help menu to report this broken siteSo to troubleshoot:1) I switched to a google search, and got the same problem.2) I made my account change to be an administrator, same problem.3) I went to options---advanced---certificates "When a server requests my personal certificate: and switched it from ask me every time to select one automatically" and got a similar prompt.4) I tried google chrome and could not connect5) On Internet explorer, I can access sites.-On the user 1 account, I can go on firefox and chrome with no issues.This has been going on for days, does anybody have a suggestion?Thanks.

Answer:Firefox/Chrome Issues in Windows 8

That should not happen.  And you should not have to do that much troubleshooting.IMHO, this is an issue  with the ISP. Contact your ISP and tell them what happened.Try this. Turn off both computer and modem for an hour. Power back on and try your tests again, using the same browsers and users you did before.

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Hello,

Im facing BSOD many times while browsing internet using chrome, even i tried firefox both having same problem.
My screen get artifacts block block all screen and freeze after 5 seconds. Gaming on computer more then hours no issue at all. im attaching some dump screenshot (tried attaching dmp getting error invalid file)file for more info expecting to find out real culprit behind it.

Answer:BSOD while browsing Chrome and Firefox

Hello tushar and welcome to TenForums

Can you please attach your files so that we can analyse them for the BSOD events. Please follow the BSOD Posting instructions.

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I am trying to view the following page in IE8, and for some reason our computers upstairs (work) don't allow us to view the page, but some computers actually do work. Anyone know what may be the problem?

**I've attached a screen shot of the browser window (IE8)**

I figure it has to do with a setting or some sort of update for something maybe?
 

Answer:Browsing Issue (IE8, FireFox, Chrome)

Hi

A quick option to try is to click in IE8 the View menu then click Style and make sure its set to Default Style.

But as you only mention in the body of the post IE8 and in the title Firefox and Chrome, are those two affected also? if so I would be tempted to use CCLeaner and clean out your temps and cookies and try again, if not run a malware scanner so check for malware.
 

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Hello,

Im facing BSOD many times while browsing internet using chrome, even i tried firefox both having same problem.
My screen get artifacts block block all screen and freeze after 5 seconds. Gaming on computer more then hours no issue at all. im attaching some dump screenshot (tried attaching dmp getting error invalid file)file for more info expecting to find out real culprit behind it.

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Hello all

I posted this here because at my home im the only one with windows 7 64.

On any other computer in my home i can access www.atozfabrication.com. On my personal computer with windows 7 using any browser, through the router or directly to the modem, i cannot access that website. That is the only one ive noticed that has been affected.

I really have no clue how to regain access to that site. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:internet browsing issues, windows 7.

Do you have any 3rd party Firewall or security programs (Spy Bot, Zone Alarm etc) that are blocking the site? You can also go to the Security section of the Browser (in FF it's Tools/Options/Security/Exceptions) add this as a safe site. You can also browse to the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc and open the Hosts file with Notepad and delete any lines after 127.0.0.1 localhost

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Recently only some jpegs online have become distorted in my browsers.

I have yet to check IE9, but this is happening in firefox and chrome. As you can see, saving the image from the browser retains its distortion. Refreshing does not fix this. Clearing cookies and cache can alter the distortion. I'm quite worried due to this happening in multiple browsers. Is this be a graphics card problem? I'd think I'd see more problems if that was the case.

How should I proceed in troubleshooting this?

What questions do you have for me?

recent discovery:
opening in photoshop pops up a dialog box saying "This document may be damaged (the file may be truncated or incomplete). Continue?"
 

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My BSOD's started 3 weeks ago with a forced OS change, after i went from XP PRO x32 to Win 7 x64.
The machine has just had a hardware change(new Motherboard for DDR3 memory, the cooler was replaced). Reason, why i perpetrated this hardware change, was due to the high temperatures and lack of memory on the old motherboard, which i attributed to the BSOD's i was having then. Well i'm still getting these crashes, so something must be still wrong . Usually the browser crash(es) occur(s), during watching a video on the web.

In addition to the BSOD's i also have these problems(which are actually new, since they didn't occur, when i had the old setup):

1)All browsers(haven't tried IE) crash chronically(the instruction at 0x referenced memory at 0x the memory could not be read).

2)Diablo 3 crashes randomly to desktop(intervals are very shaky), plus the picture freezes and recovers to normality in 5-10secs(Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered).

3)Desktop Window Manager has stopped working (over & over).

Formatted the PC, because after running verifier.exe, i couldn't boot the machine up anymore, and i just wanted to try, if a clean install of drivers would make any difference- it didn't. I've already tried older display drivers, but nothing seems to make any difference.
Used mdsched to chk my RAM, and windows determined some problems on one of the mem sticks, so i've removed that one, but i'm still having all of the problems mentioned here.
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Answer:BSOD while browsing(Chrome, Firefox) gaming(Diablo 3), plus more.

One of your dumps shows a hardware error (0x124). Read the following thread and see if any of it's fixes work.
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Among the fixes in the above thread are a few stress tests. Before you do any of the other fixes mentioned in the thread, you should run these tests:

Test your RAM using Memtest86+. Let it run until 6-8 passes have completed or errors have been found.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Test your video card using Furmark. Watch your machine's temps and stop the test if it starts to overheat or artifacts appear on the screen.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Test your hardware using Prime95. Watch your machine's temps and stop the test if it starts to overheat. Let it run for up to 2 hours or until errors have been found.
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Stress test your CPU using Intel Burn Test.
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

Run a chkdsk on the system partition to check for bad sectors or system errors.
Disk Check

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I have been having some trouble with a system in my domain lately.

First, I noticed that YouTube videos on the system would never load, they just show a constant loading screen. When looking into the problem, I found that, even after the browser is closed, after trying to load the video, all browsing on the system becomes unbelievably slow.

This happens in both Internet Explorer and Firefox

Next, I installed Google Chrome. The second Chrome opens, the "Oh Snap" error page pops up and I cannot do anything. If I click the read more link, it just goes back to the "Oh Snap" error.

Google Chrome works perfectly fine if I add --no-sandbox to the target. I never get the error and youtube loads and plays no problem.

All browsers work 100% when in safe mode. Videos will play, the internet is fast, and a speed test showed a D/L speed of ~8.0 in safe mode compared to the ~3.1 I had just gotten in Normal mode.

I have tried uninstalling flash/shockwave and reinstalling them, no luck.

The only anti-virus software being used is Symantec End Point Protection. It has been on the system for years without trouble.

Here is my Current HiJackThis:

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4

Scan saved at 10:09:32 AM, on 3/10/2011

Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

C:\WINDO... Read more

Answer:Browsing Problem in IE, Firefox, and Chrome Unless in Safe Mode

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CORPORATE/COMPANY OWNED COMPUTERS

Please do not request assistance for corporate/company owned computers. Many changes/deletions are made during the clean up process, some of which may involve uninstalling programs, deleting folders/files, changing settings and/or removing policies etc. As we have no way of knowing for sure if these are actually needed for company operations, malware issues in these cases should be handled by your own IT Departments in order to avoid any undesirable results.
 

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I have been having some trouble with a system in my domain lately.

First, I noticed that YouTube videos on the system would never load, they just show a constant loading screen. When looking into the problem, I found that, even after the browser is closed, after trying to load the video, all browsing on the system becomes unbelievably slow.

This happens in both Internet Explorer and Firefox

Next, I installed Google Chrome. The second Chrome opens, the "Oh Snap" error page pops up and I cannot do anything. If I click the read more link, it just goes back to the "Oh Snap" error.

Google Chrome works perfectly fine if I add --no-sandbox to the target. I never get the error and youtube loads and plays no problem.

All browsers work 100% when in safe mode. Videos will play, the internet is fast, and a speed test showed a D/L speed of ~8.0 in safe mode compared to the ~3.1 I had just gotten in Normal mode.

I have tried uninstalling flash/shockwave and reinstalling them, no luck.

The only anti-virus software being used is Symantec End Point Protection. It has been on the system for years without trouble.

Here is my Current HiJackThis:

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4

Scan saved at 10:09:32 AM, on 3/10/2011

Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

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Answer:Browsing Problem in IE, Firefox, and Chrome Unless in Safe Mode

Also,

Currently, both Flash and Shockwave are not installed on the system because the Adobe downloader will not open unless I'm in Chrome, and Chrome won't open it because it doesn't need it.
 

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i updated my google chrome browser yesterday to 17.0.963.46, its now working ten times slower? ive cleared all browsing data to see if it was that and it wasnt, so i dont really know what to do?
 

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I seem to have caught something that is blocking access to my internet explorer. I never really use it but I noticed firefox was acting up a bit as well. I also noticed that my audio service is not running as well. I believe along with the issue I'm having with internet explorer, it is adversely affecting my ability to update SAS.

The tools I've been using to try to keep my computer clean are MB, SAS, and Rkill. Along with AVG anti-virus. I was really hoping someone could help me out and let me know if I am still infected or how to reset the default settings to allow my internet explorer to work again.

Thanks guys!

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I have had this problem for a while now, and really would like to get it resolved! Basically I seem to have an issue with my internet connections. It seems like only Internet Explorer can connect to the internet even though my connection is fine. I first noticed it with firefox - I used to use firefox and then one day it gave me an "unable to connect" message. I'm pretty sure it happened after I updated Windows, but I could be wrong. I switched to IE and that worked fine. Then I tried to download the mac internet browser AND the new google chrome because I figured it was a problem with firefox, but it happened with both of those too! Firefox does not work even in safemode.

THEN I noticed it with updates. I couldn't update things like the flashplayer. It would say 'network error' and that it couldn't connect, and to check my connection. Same thing with updates with Windows Media player. I was able to get around this by turning the settings on IE down to medium, and unchecking the 'enable protected mode' box under tools/options/security. But this didn't help with any of the other programs.

I wanted to run the NBC HD program that lets you download HD shows, but it is giving me the same kind of error message to check my internet connection.

I figure this is a problem with some kind of security setting or firewall.

I am running: Vista. Regular Windows firewall. Symantec Virus Software. That's all I know about - except for... Read more

Answer:HELP! Internet connection issues / firewall & virus software / firefox won't connect

Symantic's Norton Anti-Virus shouldn't be causing a problem such as this, but any of their products that include a firewall certainly could. You can use the Norton Removal Tool to get rid of Symantic's products. That site also has directions for making sure that you can later reinstall it.
 

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I have had this problem for a while now, and really would like to get it resolved! Basically I seem to have an issue with my internet connections. It seems like only Internet Explorer can connect to the internet even though my connection is fine. I first noticed it with firefox - I used to use firefox and then one day it gave me an "unable to connect" message. I'm pretty sure it happened after I updated Windows, but I could be wrong. I switched to IE and that worked fine. Then I tried to download the mac internet browser AND the new google chrome because I figured it was a problem with firefox, but it happened with both of those too! Firefox does not work even in safemode.

THEN I noticed it with updates. I couldn't update things like the flashplayer. It would say 'network error' and that it couldn't connect, and to check my connection. Same thing with updates with Windows Media player. I was able to get around this by turning the settings on IE down to medium, and unchecking the 'enable protected mode' box under tools/options/security. But this didn't help with any of the other programs.

I wanted to run the NBC HD program that lets you download HD shows, but it is giving me the same kind of error message to check my internet connection.

I figure this is a problem with some kind of security setting or firewall.

I am running: Vista. Regular Windows firewall. Symantec Virus Software. That's all I know about - except for... Read more

Answer:HELP! Internet connection issues / firewall & virus software / firefox won't connect

Oh and I tried turning off both the Windows Firewall and the virus software at the same time and restarting, but it still does the same thing.
 

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Hi I have recently upgraded 4 computers on my Network from windows 8 to 8.1. Since performing this upgrade we now have intermittent browsing and download issues. If I run speedtest.net, I appear to be only able to download and not upload.

Our set-up is as follows, we have a domain with a local dns server which forwards to the ISP DNS shoould it not be able to answer the request. We have a BT Infinity Line connected to a Draytek 2830N router Annexe A

I have tried the following......

- Different Browsers
- Setting DNS to 8.8.8.8\8.8.8.4 and bypassing the local DNS
- netsh winsock reset
- IPCONFIG /flushdns
- Firmaware upgrade to the Draytek
- I have tried to repair install the PCs with the orignial windows 8 disk and it errors wrong disk
- I have tried to repair install from booting to th CD and I get the error Disk Locked

I have spoken to the Router company who assire me its not a router issue

I have spoken to Microsoft who assure me its not a Windows 8.1 issue and told me to turn off my apps on bootup and try again. Which I have done and the issue still persists.

My research suggests that microsoft have changed the way DNS works, but no fix is available from them.

Any ideas or fixes much appreciated. My next resort is to build from scratch again.

Kind Regards
LLAD2009

Answer:Windows 8.1 internet Browsing and E-Mail Download Issues

Welcome to Eight Forums,

Is there a Windows Server in your network? Is the router assigning IPs?

If all the computers have DHCP or Auto IP configured, try manually assigning IPs according to your IP Scope (i.e. 192.168.0.X), try not to use the Google DNS.

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I have windows 10. I browse in Google chrome and Mozilla firefox and want  all browsing history always  automatically deleted from both browsers when I end the session.. If I know how to do it I can do it regularly.

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I am having some trouble browsing on my computer. My browsing is much slower than it used to be. This is not the main issue though. The main issue is that, if I attempt to open a page with flash (a youtube video), the video just stays a black loading screen and my browser locks up (Firefox and IE). After that, all of my browsing is unbearably slow (much slower than even before) until I restart my computer.To attempt to find a workaround, I uninstalled all Flash and Java from my system and then I installed Google Chrome. Once Chrome was installed, I went back into Firefox and installed flash, shockwave, and java back to the system. In I.E. I cannot get the adobe downloader to open, so I had to use Firefox. The browsing problem happens on both, it just affects IE more than Firefox. Youtube doesn't work on either and both lock up while loading.When I open Google Chrome, I immediately get the "Oh Snap" error. When I click read more, the read more page displays for 2 seconds and then I get "Oh Snap" again.If I run chrome with "--no-sandbox" at the end of the target, it runs perfectly.If I restart into safemode with networking, everything works perfectly.Here is my HijackThis log:All help you can give me is greatly appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:09:32 AM, on 3/10/2011Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: Normal Running processes:C:\WIND... Read more

Answer:Browsing Problem in IE, Chrome, and FireFox. Works in Safe Mode

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the ... Read more

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Hey all,

I recently re-installed windows 7 64 bit on my SSD and I'm constantly getting the infamous BSOD, or my computer just reboots and Battlefield 4 frequently crashes to the point

where it causes a system reboot. Even if I'm not gaming, I find I get forced reboots and I'm not entirely sure what the problem is. I know BF4 crashes for lots of people, but

I'm getting crashes even when I haven't run the game.

It doesn't appear to be a heat issue, I'm not particularly good at debugging, and after a couple months of these mysterious reboots / crashes, I'm losing my mind, since it'll

frequently happen when I browse the internet. I've scoured various forums and haven't been able to fix it, despite doing a full format and reinstall. I've downloaded various drivers to no avail.

I've already ran SPC /Scannow in admin mode, and no issues.

I've attached the dump data below. Any help would be extremely appreciated.

Answer:BSOD playing BF4, or browsing on Chrome / Firefox, DMP files inside.

Hmm, did I make an error in my original post? Are the DMP files okay? I've never done this before.

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Hi,Just bouht S12 with 2GB and noticed that Internet browsing is very slow. 1. It is interesting that the ftp transfer itself is very good. Streaming also works fine. The problem is when you want to open a web page. It seems that the problem is related to creating new TCP session. 2. I sniffed the connection and there is a lot of TCP retransmission. It seems that the TCP/IP stack is not responding quickly enough. I tried to disable some TCP features (TCP offload, TCP Chimney, but is seems it not very useful. 3. I tested IE, Firefox, Chrome - works the same way. 4. Another computer running XP works fine. Do you have any idea how to investigate it further? Thanks,Bogdan

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Recently my compaq presario CQ56 has been running alot slower than usual, I have scanned with Spybot SnD, ESET and Free Malwarebytes, none of them found any viruses. I have a lower spec computer and it is faster on the same internet connection so I know it isnt the connection. This has only been happening for a week, I havent downloaded anything in that time. Please help

Answer:Windows 7 slow file and internet browsing.

Are you referring to your internet speed or accessing programs is slower ?

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Basic information. I have a Dell Acer with Windows Vista Home Premium. My wireless internet has been working fine for over a year. A couple days ago while playing on xbox live we were bot booted off our internet. Ever since then my internet has been acting weird. It will say I'm connected at full strength but will either go slow or time out all together. Sometimes it will only be connected at the local level. I've tried resetting the router, unplugging it, resetting my computer IP address...etc...any other ideas? Other times it works fine, I've tested this on both Firefox and IE with the same result.
 

Answer:Internet Connection Issues (Slow/Timing Out)

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.


Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.


If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
For wireless laptops, have you made SURE the wireless switch is on?
For wired connection issues, have you booted in Safe Mode with Networking to see if that changes the symptoms?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?


On any affected computer, ... Read more

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So I got a new Asus E200HA. Read some very good reviews about it in amazon.
While using the OS (Windows 10) everything works quite smoothly - Browsing around files, editing Office documents, even coding on VS Code. However, Web browsing, for the most part, is extremely slow. Facebook is almost unusable. Ebay, Amazon etc. scroll quite slowly. I've tried multiple ad blockers, but that didn't help. Any advice? I know my CPU is quite slow but everything other than web browsing works well. I also tried disabling some services, like windows search, but that didn't noticeably improve performance. I'm using a fresh OEM Windows 10 Home, with all bloatware removed. Maybe I should use a different windows build?

Thanks in advance,

Samuel

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So I got a new Asus E200HA. Read some very good reviews about it in amazon.
While using the OS (Windows 10) everything works quite smoothly - Browsing around files, editing Office documents, even coding on VS Code. However, Web browsing, for the most part, is extremely slow. Facebook is almost unusable. Ebay, Amazon etc. scroll quite slowly. I've tried multiple ad blockers, but that didn't help. Any advice? I know my CPU is quite slow but everything other than web browsing works well. I also tried disabling some services, like windows search, but that didn't noticeably improve performance. I'm using a fresh OEM Windows 10 Home, with all bloatware removed. Maybe I should use a different windows build?

Thanks in advance,

Samuel

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I'm experiencing unusual increased time in Windows startup, but the main issue is with the browsers that are showing strange behavior, especially Firefox. All of a sudden Firefox and, to a lesser degree, Chrome and IE, would freeze for several seconds and sometimes a minute or 2. I also experience temporary disconnection from the internet. Usually this is temporary, but sometimes I have to reboot my router and modem.
Yesterday I had a BSOD and I had a chance to take a picture of it that I'm including in attachment here.
 
Thanks for all your help!

Answer:Slow startup, issues with browsers and internet connection

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Y50 with GTX 860M 4 GB, 16GB RAM and 512 GB SSD.I have noticed that it is almost impossible to browse Chrome fluently with the integrated graphics card and High Performance mode. When I switch tabs it takes literally 1-2 seconds to refresh the screen. Scrolling and even typing are very laggy as well.I do not want to use the dedicated video card because then the battery lasts nothing (I don't even manage to get 3 hours with the integrated card on Power Saver).  How can I fix this? How can I know if I have a defective component? Regards.

Answer:Lenovo Y50 - Browsing in Chrome extremely slow

Once you open a chrome tab go to task manager > details > look for chrome.exe > right click it > press on set affinity > tick "All processors" All CPUs must be working. Didn't work? Check how much utilization or ghz is being processed while opening tabs etc. Go to performance section of the task manager to see it.

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My laptop has recently started acting up when it comes to using the internet. I have tried unplugging the router and clearing cookies. Firefox is loading pages extremely slow and will not load some pages like Facebook at all. Please help me if you can. Thanks!
 

Answer:Laptop internet issues - Firefox running extremely slow and not loading some pages

Re: Laptop internet issues - Firefox running extremely slow and not loading some page

You cleared out just your cookies?
In Firefox press Crtl + Shift + Del you shall them be prompted with the catagories for tempory files to do with FF, clear all the ones you deam you can (maybe not passwords).
Once you have done that lets do a quick little maintenance run on your machine just to make sure they is nothing else bogging down FF.

Click Start then Run (or Windows Key + R) then type Cleanmgr and hit enter. It may take a while to do the first stage where it is organising the files it can deal with especially if you havn't done this for a long time.
Once this is done check all the types of files you wish to clear and click ok to delete those files.

Do you have anything like SmileyCentral or web search bars installed? If so lets type removing/disabling them. Start -> Control Panel -> (Set to classic view) -> Add/Remove Programs. Thumb through the list and remove any of the earlier mentioned types of programs.

Also I suggest you run Spybot search and Destroy and an Anti Viral check on your machine just to be safe.

Please tell me if any of this works or what the situation is like when you have done this and from there we can batt on with some more ideas

Good Luck.

Antony.
 

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Starting about a week or two ago my FF browsing has been horrible. It Either takes a few minutes to load a page, or it doesnt load at all. It just says stopped in the bottom left hand corner. I ran AV, and all that good stuff and even uninstalled all addons to see if that could of been it but no.

I tried browsing in IE and it worked fine...any ideas?
 

Answer:FireFox browsing issues

It looks like we're having the same problem:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1286866
 

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Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox are not working in Windows 8

Answer:Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox are not working in Windows 8

I found this on another forum and it worked for me.
This problem usually has to do with TCP/IP or Winsock requiring a reset.


Winsock entries tells Windows 7 how to access your network services. Additionally, your TCP/IP protocol can
be corrupted. The TCP/IP protocol is a stack of 4 layers that includes several transport layers, but when this stack is corrupt you will constantly have connectivity issues.
You need Admin access to enter the codes below. Windows button + x, then choose Command Prompt (Admin)
netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)

netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)
You may have to reinstall Chrome and Firefox or reboot to have the chnage take place.

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My computer is unusually slow and it takes up to 10-15 minutes just for my computer to completely start up.

Here is the HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:34:18 AM, on 12/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

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I've searched everywhere online and now I am asking anyone online. I'm working on my aunt's computer and she told me that the error box that says 'your profile could not be opened correctly' has been coming up. so I've deleted the webdata folder, worked but not for long. Then I created a new profile as according to google by renaming the default fould 'backup default' and a new profile was born.But I decided to test it and go on the site she was on when it crashed and had the error box and it did it again. It also said the page was unresponsive and when I tried to kill it, it didn't do anything and I had to manually shut it down. I saw in the Task Manager that chrome was still running, I tried to end all of them but only a few closed. The site was a news article from xfinity(comcast). Can anyone help me with this problem please, I've uninstalled & reinstalled google chrome many times, I've tried rollbacks and system restore. All have failed. Please help??

Im using windows xp
 

Answer:Major google chrome issues involving 'your profile could not be opened correctly'?

Try this solution.
http://www.digitalbunch.com/2011/04...e-could-not-be-opened-correctly-chrome-error/
 

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Hey guys,

My web browsing is extremely slow in both IE and Firefox. I have a cable modem with Roadrunner service. My connection seems good. I have no trouble downloading files or streaming music.

What happens when I browse is the page either doesn't load at all and I have to click refresh or the page loads halfway and hangs there. I also takes a very long time for images to load up on pages.

I have a Pentium 4, 1.6Ghz, 768mb of ram. I have run AdAware SE and Spybot. I have Norton Anti-Virus and ZoneAlarm as my firewall. I have made sure I only have one firewall running.

Here is my HTL. Thanks very much for your help. -- Ryan

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 11:34:33 AM, on 4/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\tppaldr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S10IC2.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
... Read more

Answer:very slow web browsing on IE and Firefox

Hello and welcome to TSF...

In order to assist you better, we recommend that you Subscribe to this thread to be notified of fixes as soon as they are posted by our Team. You can do this simply by clicking the "Thread Tools" button located in the original thread line and selecting "Subscribe to this Thread".

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/ente...all_launch.php. Just follow the instructions on the site to run the online scan. If any viruses/trojans are detected, try to delete or clean them in that site. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the late... Read more

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Hi y'all,

since the advent of FF and TB 1.0 I made several friends of mine to successfully switch from their MS counterparts. However, one of them has complained about FF beeing extremely slow when browsing the web.
TB works like a charme and MSIE is "lightning fast" compared to what FF has to offer.
For that reason I don't think that the TCP/IP settings are messed up in general, but the prob's purely related to FF.
Because I'm the "PC guy" around, she asked (well, actually insisted <g>) for help, since it was my glory idea to make her use FF for "safety, useability and speed reasons" ... :blush: She saw the useability and safety benefits, but no speed. And I must agree: FF is painfully slow on this machine.
This has been true with both XP Home SP1 and also after updating to SP2 just recently.

Especially eBay and Amazon are a no-go, as well as other sites using resources from several sub-domains (like images or scripts) are a real PITA to browse with FF.
I checked all available IP and network settings, DNS cache and alike, and also "hacked" some settings via about:config in FF to make it use more connections and the "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" with no success (taken from some Mozdev-Forum IIRC).
Well, to be honest: except for the nglayout delay set to zero, the proposed networking/http settings had no great impact on my machine either, but I thought to give 'em a try. From what I ... Read more

Answer:very slow browsing with Firefox

this has speeded up my firefox and other peoples too you my want to give it a try.

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:
Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30.
This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

also firefox is now up to version 1.0.3

there are some other tips for "speedup" i'll post later, after work.
good luck
 

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Has anyone noticed Firefox getting slower and slower in terms of starting up as well as browsing around?

For example, when I am in my gmail account, I can literally see the place holders for the images and then they come in slowly. I tested my internet speed and well over 3mb on both download and upload. I hop on internet explorer and the issue doesn't happen.

I do have a few hundred book marks and a few add-ons, but I have also disabled all of my add-ons (they are still installed, just disabled).

Suggestions? I wouldn't imagine that browsing would be slow, but it is! On IE (yuck) it is a lot faster. Noticeably faster. This has just recently started.
 

Answer:Firefox slow (even browsing)

Mine works perfectly fine.
 

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hey Everyone,I hope this didn't double post elsewhere, as I have had an outdated version of Hijackthis. Also know I did read the 'read this topic' before . Hopefully this helps. Just recently the computer has been running slow and taking a long time to load pictures/flash/etc. I have ran scans on the network and found nothing. Also ran ad-aware, antivirus, and other cleaners on the client.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:45:38 PM, on 9/2/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exeC:\P... Read more

Answer:Ie And Firefox Slow Browsing

Looks clean. Maybe your internet connection is being flaky?

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Running a...
-AMD Phenom, triple core processor.
-8 Gigs of Ram
-Vista 64bit
-Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT
-Firefox Version 3.6.3
-Google Chrome version 5.0.375.70

The title says it all. I'm not certain exactly what happened or when...

I normally only surf with Firefox, but the other day I saw a Chrome commercial so I decided to download, and I did. Installed and everything went fine, but when i send Chrome to google.com I get a webpage showing...

This webpage is not available.

The webpage at http://www.google.com/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

More information on this error
Click to expand...

And that's just weird man! Cause I know google.com hasn't moved to a new address! =)

Then I noticed that Windows Update had some new items that needed to be installed. So I opened it up, and went to install the ten items in it's list. (That kind of shocked me as I normally keep pretty up to date on the "Important Updates". When I went to install them, it couldn't download anything and I got a...
Windows Update error 80072efdClick to expand...

To see when the last time i used windows update was, I checked the update history and it shows that I did an update on 5/25/20010 and installed 1 update (A definition update for Windows Defender)

In Summation...

My problem is that only some programs are connecting to the internet, and some aren't...

Works fine...
-Firefox

Doesn't work
-Intern... Read more

Answer:Solved: I can access the internet through Firefox, but not Chrome or Windows update..

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I got error C:\programdata\awna\dentouch.dll is either not designed to run on windows or contains an error, from windows 7 pc. Please anyone tell me how to solve this?

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I have just upgraded to Windows 10. I have LAN cable connection and internet works as long I use the browsers and programs I had installed prior to the upgrade. When I try to use Window 10 apps: Mail, Microsoft Edge, Calendar, etc., when I try to sign in it tells me it can't detect an internet connection. Advise?

Answer:Internet connection through Chrome not by Windows 10 Apps

lloyd97 said:

I have just upgraded to Windows 10. I have LAN cable connection and internet works as long I use the browsers and programs I had installed prior to the upgrade. When I try to use Window 10 apps: Mail, Microsoft Edge, Calendar, etc., when I try to sign in it tells me it can't detect an internet connection. Advise?



Right-click the Start button, click Control Panel, click Internet Options and check the settings in the Connections tab and the LAN button, only item that usually should be checked is at the top for Automatically detect......... Some ISPs may specify different settings and some infections can change to use Proxy settings. Could right-click the Start button, go to Command Prompt, either one, the type ping and the name of a site such as your ISP or google.com to see if you get a return message. Use only what is in bold, no www. or https://, etc. Could use most any Domain but some will block the ping command. If you get a message back with 4 lines that mention speed or time you Internet connection is working.
An example:
Attachment 38031

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please help me out here. been happening at least once a day.

You can just focus on dmp file dated in 2014.

thx.

Answer:BSOD on startup or browsing the internet (Chrome)

Welcome to the forum.


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\USER\Downloads\Compressed\MARK-PC-29_12_2014_203614_69\122814-7690-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.18526.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140706-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03251000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03494890
Debug session time: Mon Dec 29 12:15:32.000 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:06:42.906
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
....
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get ... Read more

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past 2 week i am getting BSOD while browsing using google chrome

Answer:BSOD While Browsing Internet Using Google Chrome

i tried verifier after that i was getting continue 2 BSOD all the screen gets hang but no shutdown or autorestart i need to manually restart my computer after logging the BSOD error message was shown

this is the 2nd attachment when BSOD occurring after using Verifier

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The last few days I cant open any sites.Some will load but sites like facebook and yahoo don't want to load.Only a blank screen.Here's my log file.Please help me!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:12:42 PM, on 4/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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Answer:Having trouble browsing in firefox and slow PC!

Closing duplicate thread. Please continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/698566-got-virus-something-ares-help.html
 

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I think I've found a major flaw in the audio systems for Windows 7. I'm not sure if it could just be my computer, but it's quite annoying, since I change audio ports a lot for recording.

What happens is if I change my Sound out -> Headphones/Speakers port to the other one like lets say from Headphone port (front) to the Speakers port (back) all my sounds will completely cut out, and Windows will begin to lag until I restart my computer. In iTunes, if I try to play a song at this point, iTunes will either lock up or refuse to play the song.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
My sound card is a Realtek HD Integrated Audio Chipset.

Answer:Major Flaw? (Win 7)

Do you have the latest drivers for your sound card?

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If you run the Windows Media Player 8 and have installed the WMP 9 codec...The click here exploit opens your CD-ROM drive.Although this is not a serious threat, it can be annoying and futher exploited.Same exploit as here: click hereBut that patch is for WMP 9 only, not 8 with the 9 codec.So either update to 9...Or stick with the problem.MS will not be releasing a patch for this, they expect you to upgrade and put up with Rights Protection.Regards,Gareth

Answer:There is a major MS flaw if you run WMP 8......

click heresorry put space in by mistake

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.I am unable to post my hijackthis log for some reason, but I have saved it.

Answer:Search results redirect + popups + slow internet connection + browser functionality issues

I am still unable to attach the log in any way and it looks like I have accidentally posted this topic multiple times. I apologize. Any help?

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WI

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WI

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WI

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WI

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svc

Answer:Search results redirect + popups + slow internet connection + browser functionality issues

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Do not Attach logs unless I ask you to.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note**Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread Note**Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.I would like to get a better look at your system, please do the following so I can get some more detailed logs.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' messa... Read more

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WI

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svc

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svc

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WI

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WI

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WI

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WI

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When I click on a result from a search engine I am sometimes redirected and there will be a blue loop icon or a green globe icon in the top corner of my browser tab. Also, I sometimes get random popups, my connection has slowed considerably and my browser (firefox) often times out. I am running windows XP but sometimes when I log in it has the appearance of windows2k (gray boxy toolbars and window borders).I have run malwarebytes, spybot s&d, avg and superantispyware with no success.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 7:10:49 PM, on 6/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WI

Answer:Search results redirect + popups + slow internet connection + browser functionality issues

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Friend said:

well my firefox is not loading up, i load it up and says the Connection has Timed out, but i can only connect to Hotmail.com and just another random site, things i've tried

*Restarted Internet Connection
*Repaird Local Area Connection
*Restarted Laptop
*Refreshed Firefox
*Tried using IE, Nothing
*Downgrading firefox

Its an Advent laptop and OS is XP

Any Suggestions?

Answer:[SOLVED] Major FireFox Connection Problem

Are use using a router it may be blocking secure sites and have you tries using internet explorer or another internet browser.Let me know

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Why w/Intel i7-4510U @ 2.00GHz 2.60GHz w/ 8GB laptop does my computer lock up, run slow or internet explorers i.e: MS Internet explorer, chrome & firefox crash when having sites open with a lot of animated ads, videos such as Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, various mainstream news sites crash even if computer is set to high performance??? Computer is not set to strict...current antivirus is webroot-paid version. 

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Hello there,

Over the weekend my connection to online games dropped dramatically. Everything else (youtube, downloads, streams, webpages, etc.) works just as it used to. So far I have tried

Updating drivers
Clearing cookies/cache
Giving said games exceptions through my firewall
Closing other background programs that could be taking data
Using task manager to try and find any programs "stealth' stealing my bandwith
Playing a different times of day to see if it was an issue with other people in the house
Resetting the modem+router
Disabling windows peer-to-peer sharing
but none of it has worked. Now I am on Wi-Fi, and am switching to wired sometime in the future but the reason I don't think that is the issue is because I've played with absolutely no ping issues for the past few months on Wi-Fi, this all just started a few days ago.

Wi-Fi Adapter: Intel 7260HMWDTX1
 

Answer:Major ping issues in online games, no noticeable issues with internet otherwise

Welcome to PCHF Lets get some info from your machine, to get things rolling.

Step 1: Speccy Scan.
Please go here and download Speccy.
Install and run the program.
Upon Completion:
Hit File
Publish Snap Shot
A link will appear, post that link.

Step 2: MiniToolBox Scan
Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:

Flush DNS
Reset FF proxy Settings
Reset Ie Proxy Settings
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)

Click Go post the result.

Step 3: Autoruns Scan.
Download Autoruns and Autorunsc Unzip it to your desktop and then double click autoruns.exe
After the scan is finished then click on File>>>>>>>>>>>Save
The default name will be autoruns.arn make sure to save it as Autoruns.txt under the file type option.
in other words make sure it is a .txt file instead of .arn Attach the text in your next reply.
Step 4: HijackThis.

1- Please click HERE to download HijackThis.
2- Run the program.
3- Click on the Main Menu button if not already there.
4- Select Do a system scan and save a logfile.
5- Copy paste the log here.

Adware Cleaner Scan.

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
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Hello everyone,

I began experiencing a problem Friday evening, February 27 with my internet browser. My default browser is Firefox, and I have a wired dsl connection, operating system is Windows XP, SP3. On Friday, my browser suddenly slowed to a crawl, to sub-dialup speeds. I tried logging on with IE and the same problem occurred. I have contacted my dsl provider and the line speed has no problems. In fact, I can access email through Outlook, and Itunes and my antivirus program's download speed is unaffected. I am able to browse the web through Outlook without any loss of speed.

I have tried removing and reinstalling Firefox without success. I have done a complete system scan with AVG anti-virus, and have also done the same with Iolo anti-virus (after removing AVG). Of course, I have emptied the cache and cookies, without any help.

I suspect a virus. I note also that Windows system restore appears to have been disabled, preventing me from restoring my computer to a functioning state. From previous experience, I know this is a common trick employed by viruses to prevent a quick fix.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Peace and blessings,

Frank

Answer:Web browsing is slow with IE or Firefox, dsl and email are fine

Well, It sounds like to me it might be a Virus. However, I'd try downloading another Browser just to see. Try either Safari or Opera. Install them, and take a run. If they also show sluggishness, then we can be assured it has a possibility of a Virus. We can deal with that after we run a "diagnostic".

Post your performance after you get it done.

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When I am browsing on firefox or listening to music nothing that should be cpu or memory intensive my computer starts running slow and system idle process cpu is usually at around or on 100. This is my hijackthis log perhaps it will help on helping me.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:24:53 PM, on 1/16/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Atheros\ACU.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\2.0.181\SSScheduler.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgemcx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Id... Read more

Answer:Computer running slow after browsing on firefox

Have you checked to see if you have any viruses? You may have picked up a virus by accident.
 

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I suspect I might have gotten spyware from a USB-stick that a friend borrowed, right afterwards browsing with FF became slower and slower, and now no software can connect to the Internet.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:59:11, on 2008-10-11
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\gmailsync\stunnel\stunnel.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\WinSplit Revolution\WinSplit.exe
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Hi everyone,
I've been facing alot of BSOD lately and it's beginning to piss me off. I have no idea what might be causing it apart from the RAM but here are the minidumps, I don't know what to do with them or how to read them so it will be great if someone could help with this. It happens mostly when more then 5 tabs are open in chrome but also they happen randomly like listening to music / watching movies etc.

Answer:BSOD when browsing internet using Google Chrome [Minidumps included]

The BSOD is caused by the Realtek network driver.

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {fffff980025c6140, 2, 1, fffff880066118e6}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Rt64win7.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Rt64win7.sys
Probably caused by : Rt64win7.sys ( Rt64win7+118e6 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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And the driver is very old.

Code:
fffff880`06600000 fffff880`06632000 Rt64win7 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: Rt64win7.sys
Image path: Rt64win7.sys
Image name: Rt64win7.sys
Timestamp: Thu Feb 26 14:34:13 2009 (49A65B0D)
CheckSum: 000361A5
ImageSize: 00032000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update it from Realtek . Take the Win7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Auto Installation Program (SID:1581786), dated 2013/5/22.

Let us know the results. If it continue to crash, next time post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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hi,

I just upgrading my Windows System from 7 to 8.1. And computer just keep showing BSOD, error code: Kernel Security Check Failure. I have no idea of what 's going on here. I have also attached dumped files. Thanks for any help~
i zipped this folder again, PLEASE let me know if it is okay? Thanks
I will rebuild my system back to Win7 .... FOR SURE! Thanks for the advises!

Answer:BSOD while browsing internet (Chrome), Error Code: KSCF

Please rerun the file collection app as the one that you've uploaded is incomplete (let it run for at least 15 minutes or until the app itself says that it's done): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions Please use Option 1 as it provides Event Viewer logs.

Out of 6 memory dumps there were 5 different BSOD error codes. The differing error codes are usually symptomatic of a lower level problem within the system. They are usually caused by one of these things:
- borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)
- BIOS issues (check for updates at the motherboard manufacturer's website)
- overclocking/overheating - You'll know if you're overclocking or not. If uncertain we can suggest things to check.
- missing Windows Updates
- compatibility issues (3rd party hardware/drivers) - and older systems
- low-level driver problems
- or even malware (scanned for when we ask for hardware diagnostics from Initial Hardware Diagnostics or Hardware Diagnostics ).

You can get a head start on the hardware diagnostics if you'd like - they are located here: Hardware Diagnostics

Your BIOS dates from 2008. I had a laptop with a 2008 BIOS and I spent weeks troubleshooting Windows 8 on it. I even brought it on a trip to Microsoft to get help there. Eventually I had to admit that it just wasn't compatible w/Win8. I downgraded it to Win7 and it's been fine ever since.

I would suggest sticking with Win7 on this system. If you choose to st... Read more

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For a long, long time, we had no problems with our cable connection. I was anal about what got installed, we have antivirus, and the Google toolbar with popup blocker. Then, once with my mother-in-law was babysitting, she installed all sorts of those "Party Poker" type games, and all hell broke loose.

Recently, we've been getting a lot of disconnects and popups (usually when IE fires up, but NOT Mozilla). Its getting really bad. Adaware and Spybot come up with nothing.

Below is my HJT log. PLEASE! Can anyone help?

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:03:21 PM, on 8/16/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NvMixerTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bvts.exe
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Answer:Major issues with XP connection (viruses?)

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September 22, The Register ? (International) Microsoft issues IE 10 Flash flaw fix for Windows 8. Soon after an update that fixed the recent zero-day flaw discovered in Internet Explorer (IE) versions 7, 8, and 9, Microsoft released a separate patch that solves issues related to the Adobe Flash Player component of IE 10. The current Flash vulnerabilities only affect IE 10 running on Windows 8 and Windows 2012 server, meaning most Windows users are not vulnerable. However, although Microsoft?s latest operating systems have yet to ship to retail customers, they are already available to volume licensees and subscribers to Microsoft?s MSDN and TechNet programs. Source: Microsoft issues IE 10 Flash flaw fix for Windows 8 ? The Register

Answer:Microsoft issues IE 10 Flash flaw fix for Windows 8

I got that update a few days ago.. seems good to me.

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Hello all. I had a few new additions to my startup, namely dedezaye, bisevona, and vimoveta. I have pop-ups in firefox that are all geared towards any searches I make. Finally, my once super quick system is not loading some webpages and those that is is, it is as slow as molasses in winter. Please help me, here is the RSIT log.Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)Run by Rich Hawran at 2008-12-11 21:00:42Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2System drive C: has 99 GB (42%) free of 234 GBTotal RAM: 3069 MB (83% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:00:50 PM, on 12/11/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1�... Read more

Answer:New items in startup, popups in firefox, and slow browsing

Hello, my name is fenzodahl512 and welcome to BC.. Please do the following...Please make sure you disable ALL of your Antivirus/Antispyware/Firewall before running ComboFix.. Please visit HERE if you don't know how.. Please re-enable them back after performing all steps given..Please download ComboFix by sUBs from one of the locations below, and save it to your Desktop.Link 1Link 2Link 3Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts. Please, never rename Combofix unless instructed.If ComboFix asked you to install Recovery Console, please do so.. It will be your best interest..When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log and a fresh HijackThis log in your next reply..Note: DO NOT mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stallNEXTPlease download GMER and unzip it to your Desktop.Open the program and click on the Rootkit tab.Make sure all the boxes on the right of the screen are checked, EXCEPT for ?Show All?.Click on Scan.When the scan has run click Copy and paste the results into a Notepad >> save it and attach in this thread.Post these logs in your next reply..1. ComboFix2. A fresh HijackThis log3. Attach GMER reportRegardsfenzodahl512

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