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Firefox 17

by charliejh / December 3, 2012 4:06 AM PST

I have a brand new computer with windows 8 and would like to know why Firefox 17 is so slow to load a web page from a search. IE 10 is fast with no problems and Chrome is also fast. Firefox was fast when 1st loaded then after several days boom, slow.

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Have you read such things like this? (link)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 5:48 AM PST
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firefox 17 is faster than IE 10
by amanodigma / December 5, 2012 5:45 PM PST

firefox 17 is faster than IE 10

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Firefox 17 works fine for me
by wpgwpg / December 3, 2012 4:12 AM PST
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I have Firefox 17 on my 5 home computers and the 28 I support, and I haven't seen the degradation you describe. First I think I'd uninstall then reinstall Firefox. Then I'd boot to Safe Mode and do a full system scan for viruses because Firefox shouldn't be slower that IE for the majority of things.

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Firefox 17
by charliejh / December 4, 2012 9:14 PM PST

Thank you for the reply but there are no viruses what so ever on my computer. I am running Windows 8 with IE-10 and it is not slow as previous versions. I had the problem before on previous versions of FF. I have Norton security from Comcast and have run all scans including Norton Power Eraser and I also have Advanced System Care Pro and no viruses were detected.

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it's probably the Norton
by itsdigger / December 14, 2012 6:30 PM PST
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security from Comcast . I have Comcast but got rid of the Norton .

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