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Web Browser Problem

I am having a problem surfing the internet. When I boot up my computer and open a web browser everything is fine, but after about 30 minutes to one hour my browser starts to run unbelievably slow! It's like I'm trying to running the internet on a 486! Eventually I have to reboot my computer as it becomes too unresponsive.

My default browser is Firefox 23.0.1. I have tried using a different Web Browser although this is pointless because IE 8.0 does not display all webpages correctly anymore and Google Chrome cannot store all of my Favorite Pages that I amassed over the years when using IE 8.0. I have also followed the instructions on how to stop a Script in Firefox but am still receiving a problem.

I suspected that Flash Player might have something to do with this so I uninstalled that but it is automatically re-installed when I reboot.

Can anyone help?

Thank you.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Dave Baldwin

Which OS are you running on?  Have you maxed out your RAM?  Firefox 23.0.1 right now is using 213MB of the 2,560MB on this machine.  Note that you can export all your favorites to a local HTML file that you can open in Chrome and other browsers.

Hi Dave,

I am running Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3. I only have 992MB of RAM installed. I do not know if I have maxed out my RAM, do you mean installed the maximum amount that the machine can handle? If so, then no.

I don't like Chrome because although I was able to export all my Favorites (if I put them into folders), navigating through the list is a painfully slow process (with IE 8.0 & Firefox I can drag the scroll bar for fast navigating, with Chrome; I have to position the cursor at the edge of the menu and it just scrolls at a certain speed, it's too slow).

Thanks again!
Dave Baldwin

I would see if you can at least double your RAM.  More RAM speeds up your computer by requiring less 'paging' to disk.  To some degree running as few programs as you can does that too.  I have a couple of much older computers that browse the internet faster because I just don't have any software installed on them that takes up time.
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