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Downthemall slows down my computer when it starts.

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by axeman61, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. axeman61

    axeman61 Thread Starter

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    I'm on Firefox 19.0, and my trusted download manager is Downthemall. Over the past couple of months, it's been having a weird problem. When a download first starts, my computer slows down a LOT. I can barely move the mouse. However, after a minute or so (depends on file size), things are back to normal, and the download is progressing. To try and fix this, I disabled every other extension to later see which one had a conflict with it. However, DTA still has this problem with every other plug-in disabled.

    I've tried googling this, but aside from drowning in non-related results, I ended up in threads that were years old, and offered no help that applies to me. I was hoping one of you guys had this problem before and can tell me the origin.


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  2. monketrip

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    1. Looks like you got a bot. try updating your AV, and do a thorough scan and check the result.
    2. Check your AV settings for in coming file screening settings
     
  3. axeman61

    axeman61 Thread Starter

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    There's something I forgot to mention: I typically download stuff onto my second hard drive (D). My primary is a Sata, and the second is IDE, if that matters.
    I'm mentioning this now because I got an idea: I tried saving to my primary drive. DTA did have a low download speed for about 10-20 seconds to start before picking up, but my computer never slowed down at all. At least, I didn't notice it if it did.
    Could this mean I have to get another secondary drive? Or simply scan that one too (I'm only scanning C right now)? My secondary drive contains all my media/documents, but sometimes, there's random temporary slow down when I'm loading up a big video file from there. It's standing tall, but with this new test, I'm thinking it may be dying.

    UPDATE: My antivirus (Avira) scanned both my drives and came away with no threats after about 4 hours. Should I have used Spybout Search and Destroy. Avira updates all the time, so I'm sure I was running the scan with the latest definitions.
     
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