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HTTPS sites loading slow in Firefox on Toshiba laptop

Q: HTTPS sites loading slow in Firefox on Toshiba laptop

Hi all;

I have an odd issue with Firefox & Windows 10, with accessing HTTPS websites.
The sites are very very slow to load and others do not complete the load cycle.
I've had this issue for months now.

Just tried the newly released Firefox v50 ... same issues.
Also use Portable-Firefox:
-On the Windows 10 pc = https sites load very slow.
-If I move to my other PC (using Vista), all sites load fine. Without any changes to my Portable-Firefox setup.

When I use Microsoft's Edge browser all sites load fine.

There seems to be a conflict between the Toshiba Laptop, Windows 10 & Firefox in loading HTTPS websites very slowly.

This is what I have tried so far in relation to Windows 10:

-Changed Proxy settings (within Firefox) to each setting
-Flushed DNS cache
-Checked HOSTS file for any entries to those websites
-Removed entries from Windows Firewall
-Disabled Firewall and Anti-Virus
-Checked for Malware,Spyware,etc,etc
-Booted into Windows 10 SafeMode-Network Enabled
My head is getting sore now. Any suggestions

As I mentioned my Portable-Firefox installation works fine on other pcs, including Windows 10 versions, but not on this system (Toshiba laptop & Windows 10). Though MS Edge browser works perfectly fine.
Some of the https sites:

https://au.yahoo.com/?p=us ((loads very slow, with some pics & videos not loading at all. even news articles not loading at all))

[always waiting for i.ytimg.com & s.yimg.com]

Yahoo mail & Gmail are extremely slow
https://www.yourtv.com.au/guide/ ((the main tv guide does not load at all))
Thanks All.

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I am running 8.1 64 bit on my Samsung ATIV Book 9 plus laptop and am having issues loading some HTTPS sites. Wierdly, Facebook is also not loading CSS at all. I have been trying to solve this on my own for a couple of weeks at least but I think it's gotten the better of me now. I am getting the same issue no matter what browser I use and I'm not having the issues on other laptops/devices on this wifi. I have Malwarebytes, PeerBlock and Spybot Search & Destroy installed. I have not uninstalled them yet, however stopped them from running when windows starts.

I have tried what many of the Google searches have prescribed with switching around the SSL 3.0 and 2.0 as well as TLS 1.0, 1.1, 1.2. I tried this command: netsh winsock reset. I call Microsoft's support line and they couldn't do much, we discussed their support package and I wouldn't accept it until they confirmed they could remote into my machine, they couldn't so that too was a no go. My apologies if I have missed a previous post.

A:Can't browse some HTTPS sites, Facebook not loading CSS

Why would you reset the Winsock, along other settings that have nothing to do with the issue. If you are using the browser from the Metro/Start screen, it is a known issue that certain web pages will not load properly. Desktop mode will work fine, as long as you keep the computer up to date.

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Hi guys and gals,

New to this forum, so I hope it the right place for and way of explaining this problem.

I just bought my first PC, which is pretty awesome after having worked on laptops for years.
Here is the configuration:
- i7 4790K
- MSI Z97 Gaming 5
- MSI GTX 980
- Corsair Vengeance Pro Red 16GB 1600 MHz CL9
- Corsair RM750
- Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD

This is also my first system with Windows 8.

Now here is the problem:
After installing my favorite browser Firefox, for some reason it won't load google.com properly.
It automatically tries to load the https version of google, which makes sense.
But it gives my the "Untrusted connection error" (but then in Dutch, so I hope it is correctly translated).
When I delete the "s" and try http it loads fine, but then my search results are different from my laptop with Windows 7 and only the categories "Web" and "Images" are shown.
The same happens in Internet Explorer.

I have tried the solutions as described on the Mozilla support pages, but without any luck.

I hope someone on this forum can help me out.

Thanks in advance and best regards,


A:google.com not loading with https, Firefox and IE

Just found out that Internet Explorer has similar problem on my Windows 7 laptop.
Google Search results only show the categories "Web" and "Image".

Anyone that might have a solution?

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Hello. I have searched google for answers and tinkered with my laptop for two days now, but to no avail. Hoping to find some help here.
There are several sites that no long load for me anymore on any of my installed browsers.
I am running Windows Vista. I have ran several malware programs and it comes up clean.
PLEASE help any HELP will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:SOME sites not loading on IE, Chrome or Firefox

Which malware programs did you scan your system with and what anti-virus and anti-spyware software do you use now? Also, which version of Windows are you running?


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Hello out there,

I am running Windows XP Professional SP2,About a month ago,I noticed my internet connection could not connect to secure web sites,or ftp sites,yet i can seem to conect to everything else.I tried uninstalling firefox,then re-installing it,and now firefox wont connect to ANY sites at all,and i am having to use Internet Explorer 7 to access the web,but i stil cant access https or ftp sites.
I have searched long and hard for anybody else that is having same problems,and found some people do have the same problem,but ive tried their solutions to no avail.

I have recently installed zonealarm,hoping it might fix the problm,but it has not.I cant even conect BitComet,or Skype,yet i have no problem accessing my e-mails from incredimail.
Also,for some reason when i am in explorer,and accessing websites,i cant open anything in a new tab,it just opens a blank page,and my Dial-up Connection box keeps flashing on and of the screen until the site is loaded.

Ive tried playing around with my network settings,but i only have the 1 pc,and i have a D-Link DSL-200 ADSL Modem attached,but no other computers.

Ive tried turning the XP Firewall off,but stil have same problems.
As you can probably understand,I am at my wits end.

Here is the information i get when i type ipconfig /all into my cmd prompt:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DCIlluSionZ
Primary Dns Suffix . . .... Read more

A:Cant conect HTTPS or FTP,Cant Connect Firefox,But can connect normal sites with IE7

I had a similar problem when I changed firewalls. I used CA firewall and when I uninstalled it and started using Windows firewall, I found many ports closed. I opened a few ports using instructions from the Micorsoft site and am now able to access what I couldn't previously reach.

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I'm using Firefox Just yesterday I noticed it stopped loading photos on many pages (not all) and I get all types of warnings in the error console such as .....

Warning: Expected color but found ';'. Error in parsing value for property 'color'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: http://www.beckhouses.com/
Line: 0

So for this website most of the photos simply aren't loading. I can go to another computer running the same version of Firefox and go to this website and it loads up fine. IE loads it up fine on all computers I've tested.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


A:Why has Firefox stopped loading photos on some web sites?

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Hope someone can help here

Firefox 3.5.3 recently seems to be loading secure sites very slowly - I'm pretty sure it happened after the last major MS updates that they rolled out (system is XP)

All other sites are fine but as soon as its something secure it just loads sooooooo slowly....

Is there a setting somewhere that might have been changed that's causing this?

All scans with AV and Anti-spyware are clean and temp files/cache are regulary cleaned out


A:Firefox loading secure sites very slowly

Curious are you running AVG? If so disable AVG Safe search, I know of two complaints with AVG since the last big MS update.

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Hi, I've gotten a virus that so far seems to only be affecting Firefox.  It is the one that keeps Facebook, Twitter, and other major sites from loading.  Other pages, will load fine. I Googled it last night and found that there is such a virus and found the name of the virus last night but was using the bad browser.   And now searching with another, I haven't found the name again.  I believe I got the virus by clicking on a bad link on Facebook.  I had a bunch of tabs open at the time and suddenly none of the Facebook tabs would load, so I rebooted and tried again.  Then I cleared cache and rebooted and tried again.  Then I realized that tabs on smaller web sites were loading fine and Google was working,etc.  It was definitely not a Facebook problem as I could load Facebook on another browser and my husband could load it on his computer as well.  I also couldn't load Twitter and at least one other page wasn't loading.
I'm running Windows 8. (Not Windows 8.1)  And I have the latest version of Firefox.
I have run a full system scan with McAffee and it found nothing.
I have run the free version of MalWare Bytes and it found only PUP.Optional.BundleInstaller.A which it quarantined and was not the source of the problem.
(If it helps to know to communicate with me, I do have a technical background (EE) and am computer literate.)
Thank you so much!

A:I have virus that keeps Firefox from loading Facebook & other Social Sites

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup- and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:

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Something seems to have crippled my Firefox (25.0.1) by forcing it to load tons of data from strange sites before loading the page I requested, so my page loads are taking 10+ seconds.  During the load I can see messages  in the lower left corner like
          "Waiting for jscdn-af.akamicdn.net"
and then after 5 seconds or so
          "Connected to jscdn-af.akamicdn.net"
which lasts another 5 seconds or so.
I've also seen references to
Sometimes I can look at View Source after my page loads and see where the injection occurred:
<script src="http://i.getsavinjs.info/opt_1385368551566/opt_content.js?partner=geti&channel=getiDFDDBCE0&appTitle=" type="application/x-javascript">
Reload the page to get source for: http://i.getsavinjs.info/opt_1385368551566/opt_content.js?partner=geti&channel=getiDFDDBCE0&appTitle=
I've run a full  malwarbytes scan but it didn't find anything.  I also installed a new copy of Firefox 25.0.1 but that didn't help.
Thanks for any help with this.

A:Firefox loading extra data from strange sites

Same computer?

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I can't seem to stop pop ups when surfing the net, also for some odd reason Firefox quits after loading certain pages. Any help is appropriated.


my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:19:04 PM, on 7/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Media Server\GoogleMediaServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone... Read more

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Initially had problems loading CA Internet Security Suite 2007 onto system - messed up the permissions for Admin/Owner, and other things that seemed to be compatibility issues. Anyhow, permissions are fixed and CA s/w is all off the system and Zone Alarm is back on w/ no new Anti-virus s/w as yet. Did use Combofix and SuperAnti-spyware which cleaned a lot of things up. Here's where I'm at:

Problem: The only problem I've noticed is that some websites are loading extremely slow. Ex: Realtor.com will load the top strip on the front page very quickly, but the rest of the page takes 45 sec. If you click "Advanced" on their front page it takes 1 minute to load that next page. Also, if you hit refresh after the complete page has loaded it takes 1 minute. If you type in the individual MLS # it takes about 2 minutes for the next page to pop-up. Something is inhibiting fast page loads on this site and "some" others.

Please check my hijackthis file and please advise any other things that come to mind.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:38:12 AM, on 9/15/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv... Read more

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While browsing, speed is terribly slow. Occassionally the loading speed will return to normal for 30 seconds to a minute or so, then it slows again. It doesn't matter what site I am viewing -- even Google is slow. I'm not being redirected, and I'm not getting popups. I did notice that I have PING.EXE as a running process. I've had my IP out to check my DSL lines and he said everything is okay. Please help.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by dave at 20:34:58 on 2012-02-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.5887.4034 [GMT -6:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Fi... Read more

A:Slow erratic loading of web sites

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.:multiple Anti Virus programs: It looks like you are operating your computer with multiple Anti Virus programs running in memory at once: <insert av's> Anti-virus programs take up an enormous amount of your computer's resources when they are actively scanning your computer. Having two anti-virus programs running at the same time can cause your computer to run very slow, become unstable and even, in rare cases, crash. Please remove all but one of them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you ... Read more

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Hi . I have a issue with my internet , i browse using fire fox but several specific sites are now very , very slow if they load at all as often incorrect when loaded (ebay , Facebook ) while others are fine.

The internet is via BT Broadband , i would assume it is not a issue with this as other sites are working fine.

Any suggestions that i could try to correct the issue.

Many thanks

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As of today, two Internet sites I visit frequently have started load super-slow, while the vast majority of sites load quickly. The sites are drudgereport.com and elitetrader.com I have a Windows XP professional system and run Norton, which shows no problems. Drudge seems to be improving as the morning goes on. Elite Trader, no.

A:Selected sites loading super slow

The sites may be having heavy traffic or going through maintenance.


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I just freshly installed Windows XP and then installed SP3 right away yesterday. I went browsing and then installed a few programs and then the computer started to slow down and then some sites stopped to load.

I ran my old virus scanner, Sophos and it found a few trojans. The only one I can remember is VirtuMonde. I tried to clean it with Sophos, but that didn't work, so I uninstalled Sophos and got NOD32. That didn't work either, so I finally found this site for help.

This is what I did:
1) Scanned with Panda Active Scan -- log will be pasted below.
2) Scanned with DSS -- main log will be posted, extra log will be attached.
3) Ran ComboFix.exe -- yes, I know I shouldn't have, but in an attempt to expedite the process since I'm unable to browse a majority of websites, I ran it. NOD32 virus scanner was disabled during this step.
4) Scanned with DSS again after ComboFix -- main log will be posted, the extra log never popped up!

1. ActiveScan

ANALYSIS: 2008-07-12 18:37:42
Description Version Acti... Read more

A:Slow computer, some sites not loading - VirtuMonde?

Bump please.

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I experience very slow perfommance when displaying some websites. I first thought that it was my connection, or the websites servers which where the cause of it. Howver, other browsers work fine. This started in the past month, and it's happening to more and more websites.

A few examples:

Other sites are all right like amazon.com.

The status sits on Waiting for [domain].... and it can sit on there forever (if I let it). I usually give up after 15 minutes.

I thought it might be the popup blocker, since Netscape and Mozilla used to work well, but those sites changed how they display popups and and how many they display.

Any ideas how to fix this problem?


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Yesterday when I switched my laptop on everything seemed fine. It booted up perfectly ok and got to the blue 'welcome' screen, however, instead of loading my desktop, there was a black screen. My cursor was there and I could move it around freely, but nothing else was there, no task bar or shortcuts.

I used ctrl+alt+delete and brought up task manager and through that I was able to open AVG and do a virus scan, it picked something up, removed it and then my desktop came back and everything was ok.

However, my laptop has done the exact same thing today and this time nothing came up on the scan at all. I can access programs fine but my personal files are all gone.

My laptop is a rather old Toshiba Satellite, we had it a few years with vista, but put windows 7 on couple years ago before it was given to me.

I wasn't sure if I should have put this in another part of the forum so I'm really sorry if it's in the wrong place. Thank you for any help.

Update: I've had my laptop on for about an hour and it's suddenly just loaded the desktop and now everything's ok again, my files are here. This is really strange.

A:Toshiba laptop not loading desktop.

These things can happen from time to time. A great lesson in why you need to backup your personal stuff.

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make: toshiba satellite C55T-C5300
processor- Intel core i3
Running Windows 10
I was working on the laptop when a bunch of anti virus pop ups displayed on the screen. I closed them all out. The laptop started running slowly so I restarted. Now it won't load, won't allow me to print, etc.
Please help!

A:Toshiba laptop not loading after numerous pop ups

Did the popups contain a phone number?
Did you recognize which program was related to the popups?
What security programs are installed?
Can you boot into safe mode with networking and perform a system restore?

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I've recently re-formatted my laptop. When I finished, the Toshiba window came up, but Windows XP will not load, it just goes to a blue screen.
But if you click F1, then XP loads.
Each time you re-start it acts the same exact way.
Any suggestions, Thanks

A:Toshiba laptop, Windows XP not loading

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Both browsers IE7 & FF experience; cannot load any website with antivirus/malware content, loads very slowly and or doesn't load after 3rd tab. Can't update Avast, Spybot, etc.as internet will not allow connection.

Have tried hours of, new profile ff. Clean out caches. Restart. System restore reset. System boot scan-Avast. Disk cleanup, empty history. Spybot skips scanning and pretends it is finished. Tried dowloading spybot to disc then restart on bad pc, still needs connection...denied.

All passwords have been changed to financial sites and no longer accessed from that computer.

What are your thoughts and ideas?



A:Browser won't load antimalware sites etc; slow loading

Hello and Welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed. I currently have as many open topics as I can effectively handle; this will have you back in queue with the proper logs so an available helper would be able to assist.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

If need be, use a USB flash drive or other external media to get tools to and logs from the affected machine.

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I read the thread about the guy who's new sager wouldn't load some sites even though his room mate, who was using the same ISP, could. I have a v similar problem. I just bought a new Dell Inspiron 14R and it won't load selected sites (random eg: BBC News, NY Times, Microsoft.com, Hotmail) and it won't load search results from Google either.

I've flushed the DNS and checked all settings etc and my internet connection (I'm using wireless) is working just fine - I can get on to Google, perform a search in milliseconds but then, when I click on the results they won't load. Some sites will load but are not functional ie: you can't click through pages etc.

I have with me another Dell laptop; on this laptop, I can access all sites and search results just fine - using the same wireless connection.

I've had an engineer from my ISP at the house and he can't work out why one laptop connects and the other not. I've spent a lot of time on the phone to the Dell support guys, ran diagnostics etc and the laptop is working perfectly, everything configured just right etc.

Any ideas?

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I have windows 7 and have updated to sp1 and once re-booted all working but explorer will only allow me to get access to https sites but not http sites. Can anyone help

A:Can access https sites but not http sites

What Antivius product are you using?
Do you have Zonealarm installed?
Lastly did this occur immediately upon reboot from the SP1 update or sometime since then?

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I have a machine with the following specs:

HP Compaq Pro 6305 MT
Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
3.80 gigahertz AMD A10-5800B APU with Radeon HD Graphics

192 kilobyte primary memory cache

4,096 kilobyte secondary memory cache

64-bit ready

Multi-core (2 total)

Hyper-threaded (4 total)

Board: HP 1850

Serial Number: 2UA3470MW8

Bus Clock: 100 megahertz

BIOS: HP K06 v02.57 8/16/2013

As of 04/25/2017 it refuses to go to http sites, but it will go to https sites.  I have used Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox with the same results.  The Websites are saved as favorites in each browser, and we have gone to them for years, now they
all say that the webpage cannot be displayed, check that I have entered the url correctly and try again.  However, if I go into the address bar and just add "s" behind the http it goes to the site with no problem.  Why is this happening
now after all this time going to these sites?  What has changed and how can I fix it?  I have reset explorer, cleared history, cache, etc, reset Winsock, and IPV4, reset the following:  
regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll

not using a proxy, not using Windows Firewall, We have Sym... Read more

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I recently did a recovery installation of Windows XP due to my system not working properly. It was asking for a password on a user account all of the sudden. Soon after that it was starting up directly into safe mode into a different user account. Now that I have done the recovery installation I can not go to Windows to update the system to SP3 and other patches. I can not even go to these sites using Firefox V3 due to the following errors:

AVG to get their AV free.avg.com Firefox can't find the server
Microsoft microsoft.com, updates.microsoft.com - can't find server

I am afraid I had some virus sneak into my system and now I can not get rid of it. I did try resetting a couple areas and even tried Malwarebytes' anti malware. That program would not update either. During the reload I did try to set up home networking through my Netgear wired router and was not successful. I do have that PC available to use and get updates or other programs if necessary. Posting this log using the infected PC took over an hour.

DDS log

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 21:18:00.22 on Thu 04/30/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/sidepanel.html?Ch=Retail&Br=EM&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=DTP&M=K8NF4G-SATA2
uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
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A:Slow Page loading / processing - Can not connect to security sites

Hi Duane.

Yes, you do have a rootkit onboard.

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.

When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.

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Hi, I recently purchased a new Toshiba Laptop with Windows 7 64bit installed, which worked pretty well until I ran into a random crash a few days ago. I'm not sure why it happened, but at the time, I was running a youtube video and then I got a post on Google Talk. At that point, the computer froze on the sound and I wasn't able to use the mouse anymore. It acted like a STOP error, even though no blue screen popped up or anything. It seems like it freezes like this when I leave the computer on for a long period of time or something. It's happened around three times, once with the Google Talk sound, and twice with the Skype sound, and all three times youtube was opened.

Anyway, ever since that initial crash, I've had a hard time starting up the computer. The first time, I attempted to run the Task Manager and click the "Show processes from all users" button, however after clicking the button, the computer seems to hang at loading consent.exe, and the CPU was around 4% or so. I was also trying to load Google Chrome, but it wouldn't load either. After waiting about 5 minutes, I pressed Ctrl-Alt-Delete, which then I got an error that the window couldn't load.
The second time I tried running the Task Manager, I noticed that the Networking and Sharing Center wouldn't work at all. I could run programs (that weren't internet browsers), as well as the control panel... but I couldn't open the Networking and Sharing window from either the Control Panel or the icon on the t... Read more

A:Toshiba Satellite Laptop Hangs after loading desktop randomly

Even though you are not getting a crash, the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html may help us find possible program conflicts, application hangs, system errors, etc. Please post the reports from those instructions when you are next able to do so.

In the meantime, there are a few things you can start with:Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors checked for all SSDs. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log (you may need to search for wininit instead of chkdsk).
For any drives that do not give the message:
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
run disk check again as above. In other words, if it says:
Windows has made corrections to the file system
after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

Run the short and long tests with SeaTools for HDDs.SeaTools for Windows

SeaTools for DOS

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Firstly, this happens on my Dell (dont know what brand/model) desktop. NOT my laptop..the one I posted about before. Oh yeah and this runs on Windows XP sp2.

Anyway this has been going on for a long time, a few things have been happening (so i know it's definitely something wrong):

- Slow startup + shutdown
- Blue screen of death showing at random times..and when I run certain programs (itunes, etc)
- Firefox not opening
- Sometimes when I turn on the computer the whole desktop & taskbar wont show up
- I keep getting random prompt boxes saying something about adaware/spyware
- When I turn on the computer and if the desktop shows up it'll say something about rundll32
- If the desktop doesnt show up and I turn on the computer I'll do ctrl alt + delete type in explorer and it'll show up after a few clicks
- I have the active desktop recovery thing, but it won't show up if I click it
- + more errors that I can't think of atm

Hjackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:20:04 AM, on 20/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
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A:Blue screen of death, desktop not showing, slow startup, sites not loading + HJT log

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whenever i open ff3 it load every single page slow, but when i finally get to that site everything on that site loads normal speed. it doesn't do this for IE7 (i checked) and i have reinstalled it already, i don't really wanna totally remove everything through the registry either because i wanna keep my bookmarks, any suggestions?

A:firefox 3 loading slow now...

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For about two weeks now a few sites I use including Google.co.uk time out before connection. If I try to reload it's just the same. However after about 5 minutes of leaving the tab and returning to the connection failed page the reload will then work.

This applies to some forums where every change of topic fails to connect, but there is no problem with most others.

updating to Firefox 3.0.10 has made no difference.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


A:Solved: Some sites slow to connect Firefox

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Hello, and please help me! I am so mad because I just fixed my
"Toshiba Satelitte - P305D - S8828" laptop and after one day of updating updates for it, the computer just completely crashed. I said windows could not get out of hibernation and restarted the computer. It said Startup Repair (recommended) and Start Windows normally. I tried both and both got BSOD at the green loading thingy. I did not get to the log in screen. I also tried all the safe mode startups, they all got BSOD or they just restarted for no reason. I also tried to reinstall windows vista with a disk. On startup i hit F12 to access the disk drive and the disk also got BSOD! I am out of options here, Please Please help me fix the problem!

A:BSOD everyrtime at green bar loading thing. Can not start up my Toshiba Laptop!!!

Considering when the BSOD is occurring and your post, there seems to be no way to access the system by normal boot, safe mode, CD/DVD, or USB-drive. As it is a laptop, it is much more complicated to remove the hard drive and slave it to another PC (by which I mean a desktop machine and not another laptop) and possibly gain access that way. The easiest and cheapest way to do it is with an adapter (assuming your laptop hard drive and the PC meet the requirements specified for using the adapter which can be obtained here (or in many computer stores): 2.5" to 3.5" IDE Hard Drive Adapter - Convert Your Laptop Hard Drive into a Desktop Hard Drive! ADP2535S). You may also need to install drivers for the laptop HDD on the PC to get it to function properly.

If the PC recognizes and allows access to the drive, then we may be able to run some tests on it to see if that is the problem and possibly even download some error logs which may tell us more about the problem (which, if you can access the hard drive, is most likely being caused by something else but it still could be the hard drive - though I doubt it given when the BSOD is appearing). If you go this route and get this far, post back and we'll provide instructions on what to try to test the drive and see if we can access and copy any of the report logs so you can send them to us for analysis.

If this sounds like too much (and it would be daunting for most users - although I could do it (and have done it) myself, ev... Read more

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hi all, a nice gentlemen was helping me attempt to get the bugs out of my system from here but i think i think i made a mistake.    pc was becoming only usable in safe mode and i changed my start up settings to enable all programs..  which in effect i think i took away my only ability to start windows.   it just hangs at loading drivers.      i can not remb if any disks came with my laptop, torn the house apart looking.      wondering if there is way on these toshibas to get past that or at very least a reload by pressing a key at start up?      or maybe if anybody has any good experience with aftermarket boot disks that may help?   appreciate any advice.   

A:Toshiba satellite laptop, win 7 stuck loading drivers. any secret tricks?

You do have the ability to do a factory reset, but all your data will be lost but it shroud run like new when you bought it.  Before doing so wait to see if one of the finer minds can bail you out. 
If you do have to do a reset here is the factory link, remember you will lose all your stuff but you will be running good!

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I am running Windows 7 and my IE recently started saying that it could not display the webpage of any HTTP sites. However, it will find HTTPS sites. Does anyone know why this is happening or how I can fix it? I have IE 9 and tried IEfix, but that did not work.

A:IE only allows HTTPS sites, will not allow HTTP sites?

Try putting IE settings back to default:

Open IE & go to Tools > Internet Options.
Click the "Advanced" tab.
Click the "Reset" button.

Restart IE

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I do not know if this is cause and effect, but......

Yesterday I had an automated download from Windows...now I can only access websites with "https"--and not ANY "http". This is true for both IE and Firefox.

I have turned firewall in Windows off, didn't help.

I have tried to restore the systems, trying at least 10 different dates, the computer will not restore back to any of them.

I have removed the update. Didn't work. I reinstalled the update. Still doesn't work.

What can I do?

I have Dell Latitude, XP Pro with SP3

A:Cannot get http sites; only https sites

Is the setting Tools>Internet options>Privacy set to high?
Try with other internet browsers like firefox,mozilla..

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My computer is infected with something-I have ran various scans and Vitumonde, Vundo, Spyhunter, wintouch, Zango and others come up. There are various sites I can't visit and my internet is incredibly slow. please help, I am so frustrated and need a pro!

A:Infected! Virtumonde, Firefox, I.e Refuse To Go To Certain Sites, Really Slow!

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button t... Read more

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I have recently been having problems loading windows and firefox. I have removed unwanted programs, cache etc. Starting to wonder if I have malware or virus but haven't been able to solve it on my own. Any help would be wonderful. Attached are requested logs.I could not get gmer to save file.

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 11:51:41.60 on Sat 08/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_06
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.164 [GMT -6:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\dds.scr

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A:Slow Loading Windows/Firefox

Hello and welcome to Tech Support Forum.

My name is km2357 and I will be helping you to remove any infection(s) that you may have.

I will be giving you a series of instructions that need to be followed in the order in which I give them to you.

If for any reason you do not understand an instruction or are just unsure then please do not guess, simply post back with your questions/concerns and we will go through it again.

Please do not start another thread or topic, I will assist you at this thread until we solve your problems.

Lastly the fix may take several attempts and my replies may take some time but I will stick with it if you do the same.

Sorry for the delay in replying, the forum is very busy. If you still need help, please post a fresh DDS Log

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a few weeks ago my videos started loading slow on all web pages, ive scanned with kaspersky malware bytes ccleaner...and many more i cant find any infections but i cant figure out what is causing my browser to be so slow..i ran a speed test and it was good for my connection.. heres my log if anyone can help Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:46:21 AM, on 10/20/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16916)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\TOSHIBA\IVP\ISM\pinger.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\avp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFil... Read more

A:videos loading slow on IE and Firefox

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Hi, I have 2 computers and they get lots of popups and are extremely slow. Even though I am using firefox, I continue to get IE popups, it is very annoying, and the pages on firefo load extremely slow. Can you help me with the problem.


(I will post the problems with my other computer soon)

A:IE POP-UPs using Firefox, extremely slow loading

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.


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This is a bit different from everyone else's problems I've read about.

When I first open up Firefox and go to Facebook, it takes a good 15 seconds to load. This also happens with my own website that I've ran for five years. However, any other site is fine on startup.

Thing is, once I've waited a while, I can go to Facebook almost immediately, without any delay. For example, right after posting this, I'll be able to go to Facebook and not have to wait, at all...but if I were to close Fox and reopen it, then immediately go to Facebook, I get the delay.

I've disabled my firewall (XP firewall), used Firefox Safe Mode, reset all of my preferences for Firefox, reinstalled Firefox...and now I'm all out of answers.

Thanks for any help.

A:Firefox slow loading times

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This may or may not relate to my previous problem. I had the Vundo/VirtuMonde trojan. It is now appearing to be fully removed.
I'm on highspeed cable with a very lovely computer that normally has no problem with loading anything and it shouldn't be loading as long as it has been.
I DO NOT use internet explorer... always firefox.
If anyone could help me out, i would greatly appreciate it.

Logfile made AFTER removal of trojan:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:38:17 PM, on 3/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\InfoMyCa.exe
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A:Firefox loading EXTREMELY slow.

Visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix.

Post the log from ComboFix along with a new HijackThis log.

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Firefox is very very slow loading when starting it while Explorer snaps right in. Is there something I can
do to speed up the loading of Firefox? I am using the latest version 3.6.

A:Solved: Firefox Slow Loading

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I have an ancient eMachines T-5026. (Intel P-4 519 3.06Ghz single core Prescott)

I'm running XP-SP2, fully updated with the exception of SP-3. (If I install SP=3, I lose the ability to do a repair install. My AV product is AVG Free.

This thing's my go to erotica finder. (Trust me, I don't log in to my bank with it).

Anyway, it seems terribly slow at loading pages, with the CPU at, or pushing, 100% usage. I can't load more than one page at a time, or I get a "problem server reset before page loaded", type error. Once the other page(s) have loaded, a simple reload page command, establishes the connection.

Firkefox, (@ ver. 29.01), is the browser of choice, with "NoScript" installed.

I just did a repair install of the OS, which is the only way I could get it to reload the internet driver, (Intel 100/ Pro). That doesn't seem to have helped.

My question is, I want anybody's best opinion as to whether this level of performance is what I should expect as typical with this rig, or is it just plain worn out, and I should retire it with full military honors.

A:Slow Page Loading with Firefox

Try disabling no script. That may be eating up all your resources and slowing down the loading of webpages. If that doesnt work, try another browser like Chrome. I would try completely clean installing windows rather than repairing it since just repairing will not clear anything such as viruses off of the PC. Malware could be another culprit and clean installation will allow you to wipe it out.

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Each and every page I open on Amazon in firefox brings my browser to a halt for over a minute. It appears to be loading scripts or modules, as the tab keeps circling and stopping and circling as it's trying to load. This happens over and over repeatedly until the page finally starts working as normal. What could be causing this to happen? It's the only site that gives me an issue like this, and it's been happening for months now. Chrome handles Amazon fine.

A:Amazon in firefox - slow loading

Spinning circle - usually means a problem add on. Try running FF with add ons disabled and see if the page loads okay. If it loads okay then we know where to start looking.


How to start Firefox in Safe Mode

Also try installing this add on and see if there's any sign of obviously high memeory usage from any particular add on when you've got that page open in a tab.

Firefox Addon Memory Usage

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Hi all.

Well I am experiencing very slow page loading times when I am in the normal mode of Firefox (I prefer Firefox but this also occurs in IE). When I switch to Firefox safe mode with addons disabled it is as fast as it should be. (Do not confuse with windows safe mode) Now the only addons that Firefox lists that it has installed is Norton IPS, And Norton Toolbar.(The addons were installed right after I upgraded to Norton 09 protection) I've disabled these both and yet my internet still takes the same amount of time to load.

I just have spent the last what, 4 1/2 days cleaning out my computer of spyware, adware, trojans, rootkits, and my Host file was also being hijacked and I replaced my host file with a clean one after I got rid of the virus causing it.

So I am almost sure I have no viruses left in my computer so they can't be causing this unless I am wrong.

So I turn to you for help now. Advice/Instructions on what to do? I need them!

Also here is what I am running.

A:Page loading on Firefox and IE slow.

Any help at all would be appreciated.

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Here I am finally getting around to dealing with an annoying quirk using Firefox. I have FF10 on three machines all running Windows7 -- two desktops and one laptop. The behavior I am asking about occurs on all three so I believe that rules out a machine dependent problem. One site WTKR.com (Our local TV) loads very slowly. The bottom of the screen shows a multitude of 'Transferring data...' messages and it takes over 7 seconds for it to get rendered. The same thing happens on WVEC.com -- another local TV station but not as slow. All other sites I have come across load almost immediately. If I visit those two sites using Chrome or IE, the come up almost immediately. I have removed or disabled all FF's extension, plugins and even have gone back to several earlier versions of FF, the earliest being 4.0, but they still load slow in each case. If it helps, one thing I noticed in Tool>Page Info for WTKR and WVEC is the first entry which says X-UA Compatible IE7. This entry does not appear in the Page Info for any of the pages that load 'instantly.' Others in the Mozilla Firefox forum report the problem doesn't exist on there Vista machines so I wonder if it is a Firefox vs. Windows 7 issue? I doubt it. Will someone please help me get rid of this annoying quirk? Thank you.

A:Slow Loading Website Using Firefox

Hi jsquareg,

It could be a FireFox (FF) vs. Windows 7 issue. Do you preform regular maintenance, and updates? Malware, and virus scans? Your System Specs look strong enough, they are better than mine.

You could try clearing the FF cache.
In 10 go to Tools >Clear Recent History, a small dialog box will open, and I would uncheck all, but cache. Then click Clear Now. Even if it does not restart FF I would.
If you cannot see it, click on Details.

But, it could also be a FF vs certain websites quirk. The X-UA Compatible IE7 tag points to these conditions: https://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2008/06/10/introducing-ie-emulateie7, and it goes back to "Are these sites compatible with certain browsers".
With that being listed in Tools >Page Info it is telling FF to try and emulate certain elements on that page in IE7 fashion.

Years ago it was common to see an area/element on web pages that proclaimed that the site worked better with this or that browser, now it is not, and television stations can be notorious for leaving their website improvement for last.

Out of the four in my area WHP, WHTM, WPMT, and WGAL WPMT is the only one that has the X-UA-Compatible IE=7 tag, and on my FF10.0.1 they all load within 3seconds, and my FF cache is at 12MB.

It might also be your ISP I have the lowest tier Verizon DSL 1.0MB download. Check your ISP's homepage to see if it lists the X-UA element mine does not.

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A:My toshiba laptop which runs on Microsoft windows xp wont go past the loading stage!!

We'll need a lot more info surrounding this - Like:

How far do you get?
When did this happen?
What happened/what did you do before you shut it down last?
Have you installed anything recently/did it update (Last time you used it)?
Can you get to Safe Mode at all?

Let us know and we'll have a go at it with you. Your post reflects your replies; If it's thorough, you'll get replies.


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Hey everybody, I'm a new user here..I hope you can help me out with this problem...

Here's a quick breakdown of my problem:

1. Laptop Model is Toshiba L305-S5955

2. Problem occured about yesterday. No new software/drivers installed.

3. Turned off computer properly before I went to sleep. The following morning, it loaded to the desktop, but at after a few seconds, everything hanged, only mouse works, "busy" indicator of laptop does not light up. Restarted again, last known good configuration, same thing.

4. Restarted to Safe mode, it works fine. Attempted to reduce msconfig startup options.

5. Vista boots into desktop and hang seems to have disappeared. Successfully surfed the internet. Unfortunately, when a memory intensive program, like Adobe Audition was loaded, it would hang again. Restarted, was able to successfully boot to desktop and surf net again, but after loading Windows Media Player it hanged again.

6. Restarted and used Smart Defrag to Defragment files. Error occurs in Normal Mode, so restarted to Safe mode to defragment files.

7. Vista boots with a few errors, and says Configfree, Toshiba this Toshiba that has stopped working. Restarted due to these errors.

8. After restart, desktop no longer just hangs, ends with a blue screen instead. Same with safe mode. Either of two things happen in either mode - desktop hangs and leads to blue screen, or desktop icons disappear as well as taskbar leaving only mouse.

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A:L305-S5955 Toshiba Laptop's Vista OS Stuck on Green Loading Bar Screen

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Hello.I actually have several problems going on with my desktop computer (as noted in the subject).Firstly, Firefox loads up slower than usual. This started happening on Monday or Tuesday this week -- pretty much when these crazy referenced memory errors started.Secondly, I get a vague firefox.exe - Application Error: "The instruction at "0x02488520" referenced memory at "0x02488520". The memory could not be "read". Click on OK to terminate program."It usually happens when I close the browser. Sometimes, though, it happens when I open or even during Web browsing. I don't recall it ever actually causing the browser to crash or close down though. The 0x0 numbers also vary from time to time. I just typed out what I just got now.Actually, when I close the browser, I get XPCOM:Event Receiver: firefox.exe - Application Error and then the rest of the error babble about the referenced memory.Thirdly, IE7 and Firefox both get hit with random pop-ups. This seems to usually happen after I use IE7 and then switch over to Firefox though. For what it's worth, I had Messenger disabled several years ago.Lastly, with Firefox and sometimes even in IE, I can't get onto to certain Websites (such as BleepingComputer.com), I also can't run searches in Google or Yahoo. MSN.com is accessible and can be searched from. I haven't tried many other search pages though.Right now, I'm typing all of this from the laptop which is t... Read more

A:Firefox Application Error, Running Slow, Pop-ups In Ie7 And Ff2.0.0.14, Cannot Access Certain Web Sites

If you are having trouble logging into a website or Internet Explorer is behaving oddly, you may need to clear your cookies and temporary Internet files (browser cache). As you browse web pages, the browser stores a copy of the pages you view on your local hard drive; this is called caching. Clearing the cache forces the browser to load the latest versions of Web pages and programs you visit."How to Clear Cookies and Cache in Internet Explorer 6""How to Clear Cookies and Cache in Internet Explorer 7""How and Why to Clear Your Cache""How can I clear browser history? IE, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera"If you have a lot of toolbars, BHOs and add-ons attached to Internet Explorer, you could try improving performance by disabling those which are unnecessary. Sometimes add-ons cause Internet Explorer to quit unexpectedly or not perform properly especially if the add-on was poorly designed or was created for an earlier version of Internet Explorer. Incompatible browser extensions and add-ons can also cause compatibility issues such as application hangs in IE. See Control Internet Explorer Add-ons with Add-on Manager and Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer?s (No Add-ons) Mode.Vista users see Internet Explorer Add-ons FAQsIf you would rather remove toolbars and add-ons rather than disable, many can easily be removed from Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.If you are getting a lot of pop ups, then you should be doing anti-spyware scans. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware... Read more

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