Originally Posted by N_350Z
Okay guys, my Internet browsing speed has gone down the chute. It's ridiculously slow now. I ran Sybot Search and Destroy, and Ad-Aware, cleaned out my cookies, cache, and everything else I could think of.
I'm using Firefox 1.5 and I get lots of slowdown. I tried Opera and IE and I'm getting the same thing. It's really, really, really, irritating the hell out of me, and I think I'm going to go crazy.
BTW, I'm on dial up as well. It's not the fastest thing when it's running normal, but I mean, come on!
Rep to whoever can help me fix this.
I used to use Dialup and XP just has so many services along wiht other programs you installed that want out on the internet.
Control these services.
One step is to shut down automatic updates.
another step is install Zonealarm Firewall. You can keep very strict control over the programs that access the internet, and is a must for dialup.
also go to start/run/msconfig/tab *startup*
remover programs like
*adobe update manager* or *adobe download manager*
these thing will jump out on the net as soon as you make your connection.
you can also adjust the speed of the modem.
right click my network places/properties/connection/go to the properties of your dialup connection * and in there you can adjust the modem speed*
I cant be more detailed cuz i dont have a modem on this machine.
and Last but not least, restart the PC, and dial Up fresh.