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IE very slow with Windows XP

By gtkr
Apr 27, 2008
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  1. I have Windows XP (Media center Edition version 2002) with Service Pack 2 running on my machine.
    Earlier my home page with IE 6 would come up very quick. Recently, IE 6 started to run very slow. Whenever, I launched the IE 6 by double clicking the IE 6 icon, the first page to load (home page) was very slow (more than 30 seconds).
    I have Norton Internet security, AdAware and AVG Anti Spyware installed.
    I scanned my HDD for virus and spywares but none came up. Did online scan with TrendMicro but no virus detected.
    IE 6 continued to run extremely slow whenever new browser window was opened.
    I upgraded to IE 7 then, hoping the problem may go away but IE 7 is also behaving the same.
    I changed my home page to blank page then google homepage but still having slowness whenever a new browser window is opened.
    Please help.
    I have HiJack This v2.0.2 log but cannot attach the text here as it exceeds 10000 character limit. Let me know how to send over the HiJack this log file.

    Thanks.
    gtkr
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You can run CCleaner to remove all your temp files. These temp files can slow down your system a lot, when they get quite large.

    Also you can attach [​IMG] your HJT log, instead of pasting it.
  3. gtkr

    gtkr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hijackthis log and Cleaned temp files

    Thanks kimsland for your inputs.
    I have cleaned up all temp files and temporary internet files.
    I have defragmented the drive.
    Firefox works just fine. It is IE only, which takes a long time to display the first page whenever new browser window is opened up.
    I have attached the Hijackthis.log
    Please advise.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Good ol' HP with its stacks of things running !

    Actually I'm not trained in HJT log interpretation of any Spyware present; but I have had a look through, and I believe you biggest issues are:

    Norton AntiVirus (I'd say this is it!)
    AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 (great for slowing systems too)
    HP Software Update (HPWuSchd2.exe) always trying to download!
    And quite a few other non needed startups.

    My recommendation (ie What I would definately do, to your computer)

    Remove Norton (that's for sure - don't care if you paid up or not!)
    Remove AVG Anti-Spyware (or just disable the Startup for it)
    Remove any other programs, not needed residing near your clock (ie started)

    Then run Startup Control Panel: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
    And remove any others that just slow down the computer (by the way mines empty!)

    Then install AVG Free (which is way better than Norton - and strangely free)
    http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download?prd=afe

    Update it a few times, until there's no more updates
    Then run a full scan

    Do that, and I bet all will be Ok
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