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  1. Zaroou

    Zaroou It's My Birthday! Thread Starter

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    Whenever I fill out text boxes on internet explorer, such as search engines and filling out forms, the browser suffers from slowdown. The length of the slowdown depends on how long the form I've filled out is. How can I sort this problem out? Thanks.
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Lets do a cleanup.

    Go to Tools | Internet Options. General tab. Under Delete Files, delete Offline Content.

    Then, lets see if you have any spyware that may be slowing you down. Go here and download AddAware www.lavasoftusa.org
    Install and run, ensuring that Deep Registry Scan is enabled. Remove all except any references to Web3000 or new.net. If you're unsure, copy/paste the list here.

    Whilst you're there, download RefUpdate and install and run to get the latest updates.

    You may also want to try a repair:

    Control Panel | AddRemove. Doubleclick Microsoft Internet Explorer, choose Repair, apply and restart.

    Plus, have you defragged lately?

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. Styxx

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    Get free Zone Alarm personal firewall anti-hacker countermeasure from http://www.zonelabs.com. (not the demo) Don't let anything out to the Internet you don't know what it is.

    Update your antivirus, temporarily disable your screen saver and scan with your anti-virus set to scan All Files. Update and scan bi-monthly. Create your anti-virus' Rescue disk(s) and update them after each Windows anti-virus update.

    You can scan on-line to double-check your Windows scanner at http://housecall.antivirus.com

    ***

    First clean out your Startup folder - Start; Programs; Startup. Right click each item in turn there and choose delete. I have only 'swtray' there, the joystick driver, and it has to be there. On most machines you don't want anything in that folder.

    Check your available resources by right-clicking My Computer; clicking Properties; Click the Performance tab. Resources available are displayed as percent there at top. Check it when you get done running the System Configuration Utility mentioned below.

    Click the Start button; Run; type 'msconfig', without the quoatation marks, in the Run box and click OK; Then click the Startup tab; Uncheck anything you don't need running in the background. For reference on what's not needed running in the background in the System Configuration Utility, view this website first and print out the list:

    http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Running_items.htm

    It's important that you print out the above mentioned list. In color if possible.
     
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