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Internet browser is slow, possible malware

By neowing · 6 replies
Oct 19, 2008
  1. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    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.

    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.

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

    Preferred DNS server address for Open DNS is:

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

    neowing TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 295

    Thank you, Blind Dragon !

  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

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

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    download this tool: TCIP optimizer.
  5. neowing

    neowing TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 295

    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 !

  6. defur the great

    defur the great TS Rookie

    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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