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Typing delay in Firefox on Windows 7

By Rifero
Feb 20, 2012
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  1. Hi all,

    Recently I got a brand new laptop, a Toshiba Satellite C670D, running Windows 7 Home Premium.

    Today I found out that whenever I try to type a comment in a Youtube video using the latest version of Firefox, the keystrokes delay terrible.
    Sometimes this also happens in Windows Live Messenger, when I run multiple programs.

    I am using the latest version of Avast Antivirus. Latest virus definitions.
    Windows is also up-to-date.

    System specs
    Code:
    Item                Details
    
    Windows:            Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
    Internet Explorer:  9.0.8112.16421
    Memory (RAM):       3694 MB
    CPU Info:           AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
    CPU Speed:          1298,6 MHz
    Sound Card:         Speakers (Realtek High Definiti | 
    
    Display Adapters:   AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics          | AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics          | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
    Monitors:           1x; Generic PnP Monitor | 
    Screen Resolution:  1600 X 900 - 32 bit
    Network:            Network Present
    Network Adapters:   Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC | Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    CD / DVD Drives:    2x (E: | F: | ) E: TSSTcorpCDDVDW SN-208AB  | F: MagicISOVirtual DVD-ROM
    Ports:              COM Ports NOT Present. LPT Port NOT Present. 
    Mouse:              5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
    Hard Disks:         C:  149,4GB | D:  148,3GB
    Hard Disks - Free:  C:  85,0GB | D:  2,4GB
    USB Controllers:    6 host controllers.
    Firewire (1394):    Not Detected
    Manufacturer *:     American Megatrends Inc.
    Product Make *:     SATELLITE C670D-11G
    AC Power Status:    OnLine
    BIOS Info:          |  |
    Time Zone:          West-Europa (standaardtijd)
    Battery Status:     High
    Motherboard *:      PEGATRON CORPORATION TKBSB
    IP Address:         192.168.1.101 | 
    MAC Address:        E0-CA-94-97-7B-25
    Host Name:          ADMIN
    SM BIOS:            1.60
    
    Things I tried:
    • Closed all unnecessary programs
    • Scanned for viruses on all drives
    • Disabled all add-ons in Firefox
    • Running CCleaner
    • Full CHKDSK on all drives
    • Defragmention on all drives
    • Disabled the "Check my spelling as I type" function in Firefox
    • Disabled the "Search for text when I start typing" function in Firefox


    The problem was still there. No viruses were found. I also don't have ATI Hotkey Polling service.
    I don't know what else to try.
    Any suggestions/solutions?


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try removing Avast and see if the delay still happens. What about IE or Google Chrome?
     
  3. Rifero

    Rifero TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I tried disabling the Avast shields, but that didn't help either.
    I'm currently using Google Chrome untill I found a solution for the problem.
    I don't like Google Chrome very much because it's running 6 times in my task manager as we speak and it's eating my memory and CPU.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "I'm currently using Google Chrome untill I found a solution for the problem.
    I don't like Google Chrome very much because it's running 6 times in my task manager as we speak and it's eating my memory and CPU"...


    You have a problem with the laptop, not a problem with any browser. Try running this temp file cleaner:
    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

    Run it from the desktop
     
  5. Rifero

    Rifero TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    The laptop is brand new. I already did alot of cleaning (see my first post), including CCleaner.
    But I will use TFC as well, why not.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    CCleaner is a very old program, and just because the laptop is new, it doesn't mean it is free of malware or even a virus or two. The behavior of your browsers show a malware infection like symptom
     
  7. Rifero

    Rifero TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I ran TFC but the problem is still there. The odd thing is it only happens when I type comments in Youtube. Any other page is just fine. I did another full boot scan with Avast but still no virus has been found. Any other suggestions?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

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