windows explorer is really slow

  seanhughes1 19:38 18 Jan 2006

the last few days i've noticed that my web browsing has got ridicuiosly slow. it takes ages to open a page. and when i do i usually have to refresh a few times because it comes up with errors. another main thing is that my downloading is far to slow, on average i'm downloading at 2kbs as opposed to the 50-60 a few days ago, i've tried to download firefox hoping it will be better and i don't know where to start fixing explorer but it won't download.... help please

  Rtus 19:47 18 Jan 2006

try deleting the contents of your C:Windows\temp folder it may help speed it up, if not sure how post back. in this thread.

  seanhughes1 20:22 18 Jan 2006

opening of web pages has improved thanks but downloads still really slow

  Rtus 20:54 18 Jan 2006

Which O/S are you using ?

  VoG II 20:56 18 Jan 2006

"i don't know where to start fixing explorer but it won't download"

What won't download?

  Rtus 21:18 18 Jan 2006

Hi Vog , I think its firefox that wont download

  VoG II 21:24 18 Jan 2006

Download Ewido Anti-Malware trial version click here

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