IE8 or Firefox desktop take forever to open or not at all

By davbell22602 ยท 6 replies
Jan 5, 2010
  1. What would cause IE8 or Firefox desktop icons takes forever to open or not at all? I know did this when I had microsoft essentials and now I'm running norton internet security 2010. If I close them after opening them they reopen unless I reboot the computer.
  2. vectorsigma32

    vectorsigma32 TS Rookie Posts: 154

    well i personal dont like norton internet security it allways slow my pc down iv been using AVG free for 3 years and i hav had a problem since
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Get rid of anything starting with 'Norton' !! ....... secondly I'd say clean out all history/cache of both browsers .... run a decent malware cleaner (there are lots of free ones out there e.g. malware bytes etc.) ..... i hope these simple steps may help
  4. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Norton Internet Security slows too much PC. Remove all that and put Avira Free Edition and Comodo Firewall both free and works well block anything unwanted and the most important do not slows down PC.
  5. davbell22602

    davbell22602 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    I removed all of norton and put Dr webbs security package on my PC.
  6. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Yes good idea Norton is too resource hungry. Have you seen an amelioration?
  7. vectorsigma32

    vectorsigma32 TS Rookie Posts: 154

    lol and u see why i said get avg Free XD
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