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slow to load web pages

by praxsdad / June 11, 2008 2:55 AM PDT

i am running windows 2000 ,use Avira anti virus , have not had any trouble till 3 days ago when suddenly my Pc is very slow to load any web pages it take almost 2 mins just to get to internet explorer MSN home page anyone have any ideas ? i have run a scan with super anti spy ware and no results ANY help of suggestions would be welcomed

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Do other browser fair better?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2008 2:58 AM PDT
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And what do you do about pest control?

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no all web pages load VERY slow
by praxsdad / June 11, 2008 3:32 AM PDT

it dosent matter what page or browser i try they all run very slow takes me 2 mins to get to yahoo mail and it seems to be getting worse
i did have AVG on my PC but i tryed Avira and it did discover a trojen and removed it but it was of no help

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That trojan can do untold damage. Let's repair the winsock.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2008 4:57 AM PDT

Fixing the Winsock. The old Windows 2000 way to do it was to add another protocol, remove the tcp/ip protocol, and then add it back. Remove the other protocol when done.

Sorry but I'm going to shortchange you on step by step since this is Windows 2000 Professional where I'd expect it's owners to be able to get it done with just simple instructions.

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Slow function(s)
by Phil Crase / June 11, 2008 4:46 AM PDT
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Assuming you did some free downloads for security purposes, that could be part of the issue. recommend purchasing some decent anti virus anti spyware software and perhaps using Mozilla or Opera as web browser instead of IE. Before you install new security software it is important to purge other (prior) softwares (security) from system to preclude potential conflicts. Removal of prior software loads can be tricky so be careful, especially when doing embedded removal from the registry. Best of luck.

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Tell us a bit about your connection ...
by Edward ODaniel / June 11, 2008 4:49 AM PDT
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dialup or broadband?

any router involved?

Unless yours is strictly dialup, try rebooting modem and then router then using IPCONFIG to release then to renew leases.

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