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Acer extensa 4420 iyr old upgraded to 4g /160g. Its slow surfing. No programs really. I run mcafee and use tune up, cc cleaner, spybot. Will a more expensive in ternet package make a diff ?

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    bill Jul 14, 2009

    This thing runs fine when Im not clicking on links or pages while surfing. Its 4g and I seem to be able to multitask pretty well, although video editing is a bit choppy. Its surfing. And Im getting pretty picky, waiting is definately old skool now. I have high speed cox with powerboost, should I upgrade ? Im usung mcafee now and am really impresed. And I cant live without spybot, Its saved me more than once.

  • bill
    bill Jul 14, 2009

    Ill try chrome. I believe its ie7 now.

  • bill
    bill Jul 14, 2009

    Just installed chrome and I can tell allready its a bit quicker, although not the prettiest girl at the dance. Im gonna take her round the block and see whats what. As a relative noob Ive been told countless times not to switch around browsers, and it took all of three minutes. Maybe Ill tray some others this week. Thanks guys, this site is a new favorite and Ill be bothering you again soon Im sure.

  • bill
    bill Jul 14, 2009

    Chrome really is much faster than IE 7. Again THANK YOU !!

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Hi,
Is the laptop generally slow or only the net browsing is slower? McAfee and Spybot tend to slow down the system.
Try other AV programs., Avira is best, very light on the system and high virus detection rates.
Hope this solves your problem. Thanks.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

  • AliTech110
    AliTech110 Jul 14, 2009

    Can you let us know which browser you are using? If you need a faster browser try Google Chrome or Opera 9.6



    McAfee and Spybot are no doubt really nice to have but the TeaTimer feature of Spybot really makes browsing very slow. If you really want to keep them, upgrade your internet package.



    Thank You.

  • AliTech110
    AliTech110 Jul 14, 2009

    Thank You.

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