1) Firefox starts very slowly (Edge is no better) frequently shows "Not responding" for half a minute 2) Typing an email can be painful. I can key in a whole sentence before any text shows on the screen. 3) A clicked link takes ages to open.
System performance from the task manageer seems to be showing that it is not overloaded. As I type this CPU= 45% memory 65% Disk 2% Network 0% Keeping an eye onthe updating Task Manager shows these values to be pretty constant.
In the past I have tried AVG performance enhancer on this laptop when I was running on W7 but it seemed a waste of money.
OS Windows 10 Home with all updates (Interesting the Belarc Advisor reports the computer as having W8.1 installed) HD: 195GB free space o a 442GB drive Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) P6100 @ 2.00GHz RAM: 4GB
I rather think that my next stage should be a reset to resinstall the OS.
Thanks for the hint, Secret-Squirrel. I do a restart about three times a day in the vain hope that it might clear out some dross.
BTW The only malware software that I am using is AVG Protection free but AVG seems to have left their cleaning software in place bacasue it keeps complaining that I have not bought the full version after using the free intro for a bit.
Note that in Windows 8/10 using the "Shutdown" option then turning the computer back on again will have no effect - it's the Restart that frequently fixes things. Apologies if you already knew that tip.
If your CPU is still very active then let me know which process or processes are responsible for that activity.
Despite the title of this thread, I'm thinking that this is a browser specific problem. Am I right or is the performance of the whole computer always poor?
If it is only a problem that occurs in your browsers then what do you have set as the homepage as it could be causing the problem. For example, the nuisance media-rich advertisements on this site will cause serious performance issues if you're not using an adblocker and have an elderly CPU such as yours. Does any of that sound possible to you?