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WINDOWS7 - Web Pages slow to open in IE8 and Google Chrome

by ipar13 / January 8, 2011 4:37 AM PST

My Laptop has been slowing up in the past few days. Now it
will not load some pages or takes an age to load others. I
checked LAN settings but everything that should be checked was.
I have run Super Anti Spyware and Norton but everything is OK.

Help please.


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Clear all caches.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 8, 2011 9:35 PM PST

My first step would be to clear all caches, (IE and Chrome). Download CCleaner, install and run it. Use nothing but Stock settings, (in other words, do not alter the settings on the first page). Before you click Analyze or jump in to Run Cleaner I would first visit the Options page, then Cookies, and save any cookies you don't want deleted.

No need to use CCleaner's Registry scanner option.

Tell us more about this system, make and model, how old is it, and any other problems, eg opening applications, files, documents, videos, etc? What changed when you started experiencing this?

Also, about SAS. Is it running in the background? If so, disable that and just use SAS as a stand-alone manual scanner. Do you use any other security scanners like Spybot Search & Destroy, or Lavasoft's Adaware? If so, try uninstalling those. They don't sit well with today's anti-virus scanners.

Tell us about Norton. Which suite? Is it's license still current or is waiting for you to renew that?


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Windows 7 IE8 /Googlechrome
by ipar13 / January 9, 2011 12:31 AM PST
In reply to: Clear all caches.

Hello Mark.
My Laptop is a Hewlett Packard and is just over a year old. It has been slowing down over the past week and yesterday virtually stopped when trying to access anything i.e.mail,web sites, any application I require to open. I found if I re-start it cures the problem for a short time. When it had been shut down for the night it was perfect when I opened up this morning. However, it has started being intermittently slow once again.

I run Norton every night before I shut down and SAS every other night. SAS seems to
clear the system of heaps of cookies. Nothing dangerous located at this time.

I will wait for further before I attempt to clear Cache's etc., Daily I perform the
basic tasks of emptying Recycle Bin, deleting all cookies in Internet Options and once a week clean-up Disk.

Norton is 360 and was installed in November 2010.


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