Firefox a bit Slow to open pages.

  birdface 12:07 23 Jul 2011

I downloaded Avast Internet security about 4 days ago so not sure if that is the problem or not.

I am finding Firefox a bit slower than usual opening pages.

Anyone else having the same problems as Firefox is usually very quick.

Just thinking about removing it and reinstalling it to see if it makes any difference but thought that I would ask first to see if anyone else had the same problem with Firefox.

The problem has been ongoing for at least the last 4 days but maybe longer.

Also just had problems trying to post this so did a copy to be in the safe side.

  ACOLYTE 15:15 23 Jul 2011

Using FF v5 here with avast,no problems with speed of pages.But i dont have the internet security part just the free av,it may well be this that is slowing down the sites as it checks them before opening.

  birdface 15:37 23 Jul 2011


I was thinking that myself but I/E9 is working Ok and sometimes you can't post on PCA without refreshing the page.

I don't think it is anything to do with PCA as it is the same on other web pages.

I tried it with the add-ons switched off so not that.

it is just annoying when you know it is not working as good as it should and you cannot find out why.

  northumbria61 15:42 23 Jul 2011

Buteman - no problems with speed opening/paging etc. Firefox 5. You may have a conflict if you think it has just happened since installing Avast but it may just be coincidental.

I am not familiar with Avast but does in run in "Real time Mode" and if so can you disable that to see if that's the cause ?

  northumbria61 15:47 23 Jul 2011

Just had a look at the features of Avast Internet Security - it appears it can/does scan in "real time" so as above see if possible disable that feature and then you should see a difference - if that is the cause.

  ACOLYTE 16:18 23 Jul 2011

I think disabling the real time feature would defeat the purpose of what the program is intended to do,depends what you want more security or faster surfing.

  orsta 16:27 23 Jul 2011

Is there an "Add On" causing the problem?

Have you tried running a new clean profile?


  northumbria61 16:31 23 Jul 2011

ACOLYTE - I agree with your comments. I was making the suggestion to see if there would be any difference - I meant as a temporary measure although I forgot to say that - in view of the fact of the mentioned "4 days ago" by Buteman which seemed to coincide with the install of Avast. The problem he is having may have nothing to do with this - just a process of elimination. I was awaiting his reply.

  Ex plorer 16:49 23 Jul 2011

Are You close enough to hard wire to modem. Thats if you are wireless now. I often find its the wireless signal that lets me down.

  cocteau48 16:51 23 Jul 2011

I am using the FF/Avast combination with no problems.

You may like to :

try Speedyfox link text

to tidy up your FF profile.

or you could also try the FF add-on Tweak Network Settings link text

which is really just an easy way around the normal manual tweaks to Firefox's settings for connections per server/pipelining etc.

  birdface 22:44 23 Jul 2011

I have reinstalled it but have not had time to check it out properly.

If no difference I will try some the remedies provided.

Thanks for all of the information just got back home so sorry I could not reply earlier.

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