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Slow and jerky browsing after changing antivirus

By jools182
Jun 21, 2008
  1. Hi

    Up until recently I was running Panda internet security, but it was due for renewal so I thought I would try some of the free software

    I uninstalled panda and replaced it with Avast!, Comodo firewall and WinPatrol

    I was under the impression that panda used quite a lot of memory and processing to run, so I thought my system would be better without it, however, since changing over, almost everything I do in Firefox has a delay of a couple of seconds, and it's frustrating to say the least!

    for example, if I click in the address bar to type an address, there is a second or two delay, so you're never sure if you actually clicked in the box, and end up clicking things twice etc

    any advice as to what I should do?
     
  2. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    any suggestions anyone?
     
  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Comodo is probably the best firewall from a security standpoint, but not if you don't have the resources, for troubleshooting purposes - 2 simple things to try:

    1) Uninstall Comodo and try Zone Alarm free

    2) Clean out your temporary files - i prefer ATF Cleaner
    Download and Run ATF Cleaner
    Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune to your desktop.

    Double-click ATF Cleaner.exe to open it.

    Under Main choose:
    Windows Temp
    Current User Temp
    All Users Temp
    Cookies
    Temporary Internet Files
    Prefetch
    Java Cache

    *The other boxes are optional*
    Then click the Empty Selected button.

    Firefox or Opera:
    Click Firefox or Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click NO at the prompt.

    Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

    ----------------------------

    Another thing that comes to mind -> right click the scotty dog for winpatrol in your system tray and click startup info...

    Then disable any programs you don't want launching everytime you boot your computer
     
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