Author Topic: Computer Question  (Read 1600 times)

Offline Jmpty (OP)

Computer Question
« on: October 08, 2013, 10:26:50 AM »
So, I got a new computer a few months ago. I7 Processor, should be fast, but I have an issue with web pages that don't seem to want to load properly. A lot of times, they load half way, and I have to refresh the page to get them to load. Kaspersky anti virus. Any ideas?
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Offline Plu

Re: Computer Question
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 10:28:32 AM »
What browser and OS are you using?

Re: Computer Question
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 10:33:29 AM »
Its Windows 8 unless OP made a conscious decision to get 7. I would recommend trying a new browser. If speed is your primary concern, try Safari.
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Re: Computer Question
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 10:53:33 AM »
Safari is good, Also try Chrome.

Also, can we have an idea of what kind of internet you're running?  Your internet might be the problem...

Offline Jmpty (OP)

Re: Computer Question
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2013, 11:57:41 AM »
Windows 7 with time warner broadband. Internet explorer browser. I'll try chrome.
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Re: Computer Question
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2013, 11:59:50 AM »
Right. Had a similar problem with mine- also Windows 7. Which is why I mostly browse on Chrome. Big difference.

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The one issue I did have is for some reason Netflix doesn't work with Chrome. Apparently there is a conflict with their software, which I think is Windows based, or something. I contacted them and they told me to use IE.

Re: Computer Question
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013, 02:48:10 PM »
I definitely recommend chrome over IE. Also you might want to try temporarily disabling your anti virus software next time pages stop loading just to verify That it isn't contributing to the problem.
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Offline Atheon

Re: Computer Question
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2013, 03:15:48 PM »
I use Chrome for most things.

I use Firefox (with DownloadHelper) to download videos from YouTube or elsewhere, and to download podcasts from XML pages.

I use IE to download Chrome and Firefox after installing Windows.
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Re: Computer Question
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2013, 03:26:14 PM »
Might try cleaning out your cookies.  The easiest way, IMO, is to install ccleaner, its' easy to use and does a pretty good job. Its' a free download here: http://http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Of course, if you clear out your cookies regularly, then ignore me.

Re: Computer Question
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2013, 06:02:02 PM »
I would recommend against the use of ccleaner or any other 'miracle utilities' unless you know exactly what you're doing and why you're doing it. Especially if your only intention is to clear cookies. Every browser allows you to clear cookies without the need for any additional software.
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Re: Computer Question
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2013, 12:25:20 AM »
Johan, I don't think ccleaner is one of those "miracle utilities."  When I was pretty new to computers I tried some of the those "miracle utilities" with the free trial which you then had to pay for after the trial period.  And they messed up my computer big time.  Then I tried ccleaner and never had a problem with it.  Been using it for years now.  I have not tried it on Windows 8 though.  Probably should have mentioned that.  I found it pretty intuitive to use.  

That being said, Johan is right in being leery of any utility software.  Always back up and set a restore point before trying any of them.  Just a suggestion.

Re: Computer Question
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2013, 01:00:35 AM »
You know I've had my same installation of windows on my computer for almost a year now... I download Microsoft Antivirus and regularly update.  My computer is as fast as a fresh install and I never have issues...

Truly your best antivirus is YOU.  Don't download stupid shit... And DONT use cracked software from an untrusted source!  Always review software before installing... Never run an unknown executable... Never unzip an unfamiliar folder.

Truly I haven't gotten a virus since the I<3U virus was out... That was a LONG time ago.


Edit:  One more thing, FUCK Norton and FUCK Symantec! :-)

Re: Computer Question
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2013, 07:25:08 AM »
Quote from: "LikelyToBreak"
Johan, I don't think ccleaner is one of those "miracle utilities."  When I was pretty new to computers I tried some of the those "miracle utilities" with the free trial which you then had to pay for after the trial period.  And they messed up my computer big time.  Then I tried ccleaner and never had a problem with it.  Been using it for years now.  I have not tried it on Windows 8 though.  Probably should have mentioned that.  I found it pretty intuitive to use.  
I can certainly appreciate that you've used it for years without a problem. But I can also appreciate that I used to make a decent living fixing computers. And I cannot tell you how many times I'd be making a diagnosis on a machine that had the little ccleaner icon on the desktop. Often there would be a laundry list of strange things the machine was doing or not doing. I would always ask two questions. When did this or that strange behavior start and when did that ccleaner program get installed. Almost without fail, the answers would be along the lines of ccleaner was installed about a month an half ago and the weird issues started a little over a month ago.

Correlation isn't causation but I don't think anyone can blame me if I tend to see dollar signs when ccleaner gets mentioned as a solution. I made a lot of money working on machines which had that program installed. I don't think its a coincidence. And I don't think those machines would have turned into revenue for me regardless of whether or not they had used that little program. Because if that were the case I surely would have heard the strange problems showed up three months ago and ccleaner was installed three weeks ago. I don't think I ever heard that. It was always the machine had a little problem, ccleaner was installed, then the machine had big problems and then they called me. And then they paid me.

I'm sure it works great for some people like yourself. But I'm positive it makes money for a ton of computer techs.

And again, recommending anyone use that program or any other just to clear browser cookies? The risk to reward just isn't there for me when 5 minutes spent on google could teach anyone on the planet how to clear the cookies in any browser they might have with no addition software or risk exposure.
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Re: Computer Question
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2013, 07:45:08 AM »
Quote from: "wolf39us"
Truly your best antivirus is YOU.  Don't download stupid shit... And DONT use cracked software from an untrusted source!  Always review software before installing... Never run an unknown executable... Never unzip an unfamiliar folder.


I use Microsoft security essentials and the above.  Proper housekeeping also helps your computer to stay fast and efficient.
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Re: Computer Question
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2013, 07:45:55 AM »
Quote from: "LikelyToBreak"
Might try cleaning out your cookies.  

What possible effect would that have?
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