Bizarre Internet Browser Behavior, Seems Serious

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Corsa1r

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Hey everyone, first time here. I'm having an issue with all browsers on my system (I've tried Firefox, IE,Chrome, Opera).
The specific issue I'm encountering is this: When I try to resolve a website, such as Amazon.com, it will take somewhere from 10-15 seconds to query and finally get the site to load. But once I'm there, I can zoom around and browse within that root http address at my leisure, it's speedy and takes a second or two to pull up additional pages when browsing through items on the site. This is new behavior over the last week or so. Additionally, if I turn off the browser and start it again, if I were to try to pull up amazon again, it would take another 10-15 seconds to even ping the page for pulling up.

I did a speedtest, I have 50 down and 9-ish up. I've used 6-7 different type of virus/malware/rootkit removal tools to find anything that could cause this. I've flushed my DNS settings, though other computers on this network don't have the issue this one does. They load webpages instantaneously. Some websites take even longer to query for on this machine, depending, and if images within a site are hosted from somewhere else, they take forever to resolve on a loaded webpage as well.

Starting the computer in safe mode with networking didn't change anything, I used process explorers to search for any clues as to what could be affecting me while this happens, I've turned up nothing. The recovery point from Feb. 25th, when a big Windows update took place, as well as an update to McAfee, is for some reason corrupted and I can't get it to rollback to that point. I tried disabling Mcafee's firewall for the browser and pulling Firefox out of the list and back in, to no avail. I've uninstalled anything resembling bloatware. I'm feeling desperate, I'm not an expert with computers, but usually can fix issues with them. I have alot of irreplaceable/unique types of folder structures with software and other things on here for my use, not able to be backed up as is, and I feel like all i can do is reformat. Please help me out. Thanks.
 

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If your McAfee has website checking try disabling that and see if things improve.
 

Corsa1r

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I already uninstalled Mcafee's additional "SiteAdvisor" tool that was installed a couple weeks ago. Nothing changed, unfortunately.
 

Corsa1r

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Wow... without Mcafee, I'm loading webpages almost instantly, it's still sluggish, but it improved... Should I re-install Mcafee now? Perhaps it was the update near the end of February that corrupted something.


EDIT: I re-installed Mcaffee, and the problem has arisen again. I suppose I should contact their support for this?
 
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