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Disable some add ons in internet explorer, tools, manage add ons, disable one thats arent relevent. clear all your history logs, if unsure tell me what add ons you have i will advise which is safe to disable :)

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If you are experiencing slow computer response or are unable to download from the internet (especially anti-virus software), you are most likely infected with mal-ware (malicious software). This can occur by landing on nefarious websites and clicking on an area that secretly installs some code on your computer. Here's a generic correction you might want to try to regain control of your computer and send those mal-ware programs to the etherworld.

First, you'll need to go to an uninfected computer and go to (This is a C-Net sponsored site and should be safe to download from). In the search on the site, type in MalwareBytes. This is an excellent free program that does a wonderful job of getting rid of most of the mal-ware out there. Download the program onto a USB drive or burn it to a CD.

Now, you'll want to boot up the infected computer into safe mode (hit F8 repeatedly when starting the computer until you are presented with a boot menu). When you get the boot menu, select Safe Mode with Networking. Once in Safe Mode, you'll want to install the malwarebytes program you just downloaded. Install and run the software (allowing it to update if it can). The software will detect and remove most of your problems (especially if it was able to update). Be sure to have the software delete all infections once it is done.

Now, reboot the computer normally and run a full scan with MalwareBytes again (if it was unable to update because malware was blocking it, update it first). Remove all infections (if any) again and reboot.

You'll probably notice a dramatic difference in the performance of your PC once you've accomplished this task. If you found the program useful, consider purchasing it (I'm not affiliated with the program in anyway, I've just found it quite useful and would like to see it continue to be supported).

There are other good programs out there as well, just be careful as there are several scams that claim to be anti-virus and anti-spyware programs that only cost you and install malware themselves.

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Please run the Internet Connection wizard through Internet Explorer. Also check in the Internet Explorer settings that the proxy server is disabled.

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Reloaded windows xp and now i am unable to connect

Hi, First option is to locate the Drivers and Utility Disks that came with your computer and use it to re-install all drivers; especially the one that allows you to connect to the network / internet service. Second option is to go to a computer (maybe a cafe) that is connected to the Internet, go to the support page of your computer manufacturers website, download the essential drivers you need, save them to a USB / Flash disk and then go install on your own computer.

Apr 30, 2010 | Everex GA3400 PC Desktop

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The computer is very slow at start up; unable to access the internet


The slowdown of your computer might be solved by several solutions below:

1. Try to clear all your cache and cookies.

2. Try to do a disk defragment.

3. Scan your computer for possible infection.

If you have done all three and you still experience the same problem, please let me know so that I can assist you further.

Good luck!

Dec 08, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Hi, im using a brand new acer asprire x1800 desktop..and i can HARDLY connect to the internet using SUN BROADBAND (lan connection already disabled). i have been using the broadband for a few months now....

There could be several possibilities for your internet connection to slow, or stop functioning. Here is a small list of things to check:

1) Run Spybot Search & destroy:
This is a program that will help you find, and eliminate malware, it's free from Here. It also helps speed your PC up by removing unwanted malware that can drain your system's resources.

2) Check your scheduled tasks to determine nothing is set to run during these " down " times.

3) Check to make sure any wireless connections are secured using WEP or other such wifi security. It's a little known fact that people will " pigy-back " on someone's wifi connection to use the internet and download. this can cause internet instability.

4) Call your Internet Service Provider. Your ISP can usually help you determine if the problem is with your computer or their connection.

5) Check your network settings. Your ISP can help you determine the best settings for your connection, as well you may check to see if the network device has an updated driver from the manufacturer.

6) If all else fails, you may wish to take your PC to a licensed technician, or replace the network device if you feel it is faulty.

In my experience most internet instability that happens on a regular basis during a set amount of time is due to malware, or scheduled downloads.

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sir better to contact your ISP provider or internet provider about this. Sometimes heavily load on their connection will slow the speed of the internet. i experienced that myself.

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Hi jad123,

I am sorry to learn about the problems you are experiencing with your service.

I will be happy to reach out to my contacts to assist you in resolving this issue. Please feel free to contact me so that I can get more information from you.

Thanks in advance!

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Also is it just the internet thats slow or is your computer running slow too?

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