Internet browser is slow, possible malware

By neowing
Oct 19, 2008
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  1. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    It doesn't seem to be malware related based on those logs. You also have a good security set up.

    Try this:

    1. Open Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar. Don’t worry about the warning that comes out.

    about-config_warning
    2. Use the filter above to find network.http.pipelining and set it to True by double clicking on it.
    3. Create a new boolean value(right click/new) named network.http.pipelining.firstrequest and set that to True.
    4. Find network.http.pipelining.maxrequests, double click on it, and change its value to 8.
    5. Now look for network.http.proxy.pipelining , set it to True.
    6. Create two new integers (right click/new)named nglayout.initialpaint.delay and content.notify.interval, setting them to 0.

    Now restart your browser and check a few heavy-loading websites to see if those changes worked or not.


    You can also change your DNS server to something more reliable than your isp's like Open DNS. https://www.opendns.com/homenetwork/start/

    or if you know how, change your DNS servers to:

    Preferred DNS server address for Open DNS is:
    208.67.222.222

    Alternate DNS server address for Open DNS is:
    208.67.220.220
  2. neowing

    neowing TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 247

    Thank you, Blind Dragon !

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    neowing
  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Did the settings improve firefox's performance for you?
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    download this tool: TCIP optimizer.
  5. neowing

    neowing TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 247

    To Blind Dragon,

    Actually, I was afraid to use change the setting in firefox and try to change DNS because I did change the internet setting in the past and my computer internet speed got worse.

    But I deleted add-ons which is "speed dial" and my internet speed get better right now.

    Thank you for your corncern !

    From
    neowing
  6. defur the great

    defur the great Newcomer, in training

    Blind dragon,

    i gave your suggestion a go on my machine as i was having a similar problem. followed your instructions to the letter but they don't seem to have any noticable effect.

    i've tried line speed tests, and when the page eventually loads i get pretty reasonable figures, my thinking its something on my computer thats causing the problem.

    we use a linksys wireless router connected to a virgin media modem, and i'm the only unfortunate sod on our network with this problem as far as i know
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