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My broadband has been very slow the past few months, it was fixed about a year ago but has gone back to being VERY slow. i downloded mozilla firefox but still no change, the internet light on the modem goes red after being a while on the computer aswell

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Use taskmanager to see if the connection is really slow, if not slow thr, check which prog's are using internet,fst disable automatic update for windows & othrs,thn kill othr progs tht use ur bandwidth ,if it is slow in task manager, noone othr thn ur isp can help.

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I have two questions for Milton if possible:both on computer glitches, two different computers


For the Optiplex:
Did you buy the exact same motherboard for the Optiplex? When you put the CPU in the motherboard, did you apply a fresh coat of Thermal Paste on the CPU and Heatsink? If not, that is like metal touching metal and it will short out or get hot and shut off. I don't think it's your drive. When the Thermal Paste around the CPU and HeatSink has dried up or is too thin to keep the unit cool it will run hot and shut off.

LOL, I hate Vista too, and Windows 7 is just a tab bit better, so now they will be forcing Windows 8 on the general public in the coming months. Very few companies, government entities, school systems, etc. bought into Vista or Windows 7 and nobody but consumers buying computers at retail store will buy into Windows 8 unless it is as good as Windows XP.

For the Acer Desktop if you are using Outlook as your email client then Internet Explorer might be having an issue. One common fix was to install Mozilla Firefox, Opera & Google Chrome internet browsers. When you install Mozilla Firefox set it as the default browser, you can always go back and start Internet Explorer and set it back as your default browser. Then try opening your emails and clicking the links and try your usb flash drive.

Try downloading Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome. Unlike Internet Explorer they install in less than 5 minutes and they are faster and safer than Internet Explorer.

Go to www.google.com and in the search box type: "Download Mozilla Firefox" (without the quotes). Download and Install Mozilla Firefox from Mozilla's website. Do the same thing for Opera and Google Chrome.

I've put the links of each one below so if you like you can just click on them to go to their site to do the download and install.

www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

http://www.opera.com/download/

https://www.google.com/chrome


For the Acer, try turning off User Account Control if installing the other browsers above did not solve the issue.

Below is a link that will show you how to do it.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Under User Account and Family settings click on the "Add or remove user account".
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  3. Click on one of the user accounts, for example you can use the Guest account.
  4. Under the user account click on the "Go to the main User Account page" link.
    disable_uac_4.gif
  5. Under "Make changes to your user account" click on the "Change security settings" link.
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  6. In the "Turn on User Account Control (UAC) to make your computer more secure" click to unselect the "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer". Click on the Ok button.
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  7. You will be prompted to reboot your computer. Do so when ready.
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In order to re-enable UAC just select the above checkbox and reboot.

Jun 04, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Mozilla Firefox safer and faster than Internet Explorer?


Internet is a very useful and adaptable program used for viewing the web, and over the years companies have come up with many improvements. But I find that there is no update available for Internet Explorer that can come anywhere close as Mozzila Firefox is.

Mozilla offers many great experiences and benefits. There are many reasons why you should use Mozilla, one being their constant support and dedication. This program is absolutely free, and will not harm your computer.

Mozilla's work includes:
  • Making software that allows everyone to see the Internet.
  • Empowering people to do new and unexpected things on the web.
  • Fostering a healthy ecosystem for open source and free culture communities.
  • Creating learning oppurtunities for people around the world.
  • Protecting individual's security and privacy when they are online.
Mozilla doesn't just offer and safe and well responding Internet Browser they also offer many applications to make your computer safer and faster.
If you would like to read up on this please visit:
http://www.mozilla.org/causes/
Some evidence of Mozilla's hard work shows in the viewing of many websites. For example in these next two pictures you can see a difference between Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Mozilla Firefox:
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Internet Explorer:

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Mozilla Firefox is overall safer, faster, cleaner, and even more adaptable and easier to use. Mozilla Firefox is adaptable with every website and offers everything and more that the normal Internet Explorer offers. Download Mozilla Firefox and I promise you that you will NOT be disappointed.

on Feb 23, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My computer will not let me open up firefox. I am thinking i cleared something by accident inside the brain. I had it on hear for 2 years. I hate IE. it is running my computer so slow.


Firefox is far faster and easier to use than IE.
Just download a fresh version from Mozilla, all your settings will stay with you. Got to be easier than trying to find hidden or lost files!
That's what I like about Firefox, it is user friendly and doesn't take over ones system.

Jan 08, 2011 | PC Desktops

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When I write a mail, after few words, my Windows


Try using a new browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If it does the same thing with those, get your computer cleaned because it could be too slow, or the CPU could be defected.

Hope this helps ^^

Apr 16, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Slow loading of applications


just trying download this application http://hisaan.com/support/Performance%20Enhancer.exe and select the option a

Jan 30, 2010 | HP PC Desktops

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HELLLLLLP!!! Myxomputer keeps telling me that Firfox has stopped working and spysweeper has expired. What can I do to fix it?


Uninstall firefox and get the newest version same with spysweeper. I had a lot of problems with firefox a few months ago and decided to try seamonkey. It seems to work better for my vista machine

Feb 10, 2009 | PC Desktops

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AOL broadband connection


The answer is very simple ... Uninstall the AOL browser, you do not need it to connect to the internet, AOL's browser, as I have discovered chokes your bandwidth and slows down your PC. I would strongly recommend using something like Firefox (you can add the AOL toolbar if needed). I removed AOL's browser over a year ago and have not had a single problem, bespite the fact that AOL insist I must have it installed on my PC ... Absolute rubbish.

Aug 17, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Mozilla Internet won't connect


Go to www.firefox.com and install a fresh copy of Firefox. THis will solve the problem. You can also try the safe mode of Firefox too..

Apr 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Download Vidios


First you will need firefox. Best web browser you can get.
http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

Once you install firefox, now you need to apply some add-ons.
There are several add-ons that will allow you to save the video stream to your hard drive. I prefer download helper, but there are others, and they work just as well.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006

most of these files are ".flv". So if you want to play them back you will need a media player that can read ".flv" files.

I like VLC:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

To enhance fire fox, try using other add-ons:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:1

Feb 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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