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    Extremely slow browsers intermittently

    From time to time over the past week both Explorer 9 and Chrome on my Win 7 32 bit machine get really slow. As in up to 5 minutes to load a page, and usually I get time-outs. I've looked with Task Manager as see nothing taking up a lot of cycles. No backups are running. I've run full virus searches with both ZoneAlarm and with Malwarebytes. Nada. I've selectively turned ZoneAlarm's computer and internet settings on and off. I've emptied caches and fiddled with some browser settings. CCleaner has done its thing including washing out the registry.
    The only apps added during this time, besides updates of which there seem to be more and more, are getting the most recent MS Media app and the apps required to run TIVO Desktop (some Apple apps) and a Java update.
    I don't know if this is related but I never got TIVO Desktop to work (serving image files to the TV). It cannot find the server in the wired ethernet network in the house --- although it does correctly display the computer as being on the network. Some fiddling was done to see if antivirus was blocking (doesn't to). The Tivo can get out to its mothership over the network, however. Next step is looking at the router, which I have NOT done yet.
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    Some more information.
    It appears that the sloooowdown is related to the use of links. If I click on a link, the browsers are horribly slow or ineffective. But if I click and then copy the address and enter it in either a different browser or the SAME browser, every goes back to normal hyperspeed. What could be happening?

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    Have you tried to delete all TIH and cookies?

    You could also try IE in safe mode, START menu and clicking RUN. Type “iexplore -extoff
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    A try

    1) in slick mode, IE works fast--- but only from pasted addresses. It appears to be still hung up when trying from a link.
    2) TIH?

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    Temporary Internet History, etc.

    You can accomplish this from Gear, Internet Options screen.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    Slooow Response

    Dumped everything from IE9's temporary Internet history, etc. Closed IE9. Rebooted. Went back to e-mail and clicked on the link "This thead is located at:" It took 2 minutes 20 seconds to bring up IE9 (which comes almost instantly when directly invoked) and then took another 3 minutes 5 seconds to render the first page. But, if I copy the link and put into either Chrome or IE9 by paste, it takes less than 4 seconds.

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    I too have noticed the same thing. I use Outlook '07 as my mail client and when I receive an e-mail with a link say like from Coupons.com or whomever it is and always has been inherently slow to open. Is there a problem? I really don't know but I would suspect that there is something going on. Irritating? by all means, because I have also noticed that when I go to SkyDrive and open my mail from there, and click on a link, it opens right away.
    This might just be one of those posts that I think I will keep an eye on.
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    Nice to know when one is not alone in the cyberwilderness.

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    After much fiddling, I still cannot get most embedded addresses to work. What does work is clicking on the address which then usually opens IE9, which then hangs and never displays a page or displays one page which is frozen on screen. But I can then copy the actual address and PASTE & GO into Chrome which them works fine. Go figure. Any ideas, folks?

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    Did you go into:
    Start Orb > Default Programs > Set Your Default Programs > Click on Internet Explorer > Set this program as default ?

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    I have switched the browser defaults many times over the past month between IE and Chrome. It doesn't change what happens. And it doesn't change the fact (when CHROME is the default) that embedded links seem to go almost always to IE and hang.

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