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January 30, 2005 5:32:39 PM

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I downloaded and installed all available security updates (30MB+) last
night. Since then my browser, IE6, appears to have slowed down ie:
searching takes longer and pages take longer to load. Using XP Pro with
SP1.
Is there a particular one which can cause this? If so I would like to
remove it.

--

Kenny
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January 30, 2005 5:32:40 PM

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"Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> I downloaded and installed all available security updates (30MB+) last
> night. Since then my browser, IE6, appears to have slowed down ie:
> searching takes longer and pages take longer to load. Using XP Pro
> with SP1.
> Is there a particular one which can cause this? If so I would like to
> remove it.

If you're using WinXP Pro SP1 then you didn't download all available
updates. If you had you would be using SP2.

I have not had an update slow down IE in the last few years. One cause can
be spyware that didn't cause a problem until you improved the security.
First eliminate any spyware.

What You Should Know About Spyware
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/deviou...

CAUTION!!!!! Removing some spyware can damage the Winsock stact. Before
you try to remove spyware using any of these programs , download a copy of
LSP-Fix - a free program to repair damaged Winsock 2 stacks (all Windows
versions)
http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm
Winsockfix for W95, W98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
http://www.tacktech.com/pub/winsockfix/WinsockFix.zip
Directions here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=257
WinXP:
Get WinSockxpFix
http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html
How to Reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
In WinXP SP2: You can fix Winsock by going to Start | Run and typing
CMD
In the command window type
netsh winsock reset

See
Dealing with Unwanted Malware, Parasites, Toolbars and Search Engines
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

Note that AdAware and SpyBot S & D will each catch some things the other
won't. Also, each needs to be updated with the program's update function
before every use, even when just downloaded. There's also a lot more to do
than just those two programs. CWShredder is also available here:
http://www.intermute.com/products/cwshredder
**Post your HijackThis log to
http://www.spywareinfo.com/forums/
http://forums.tomcoyote.org/
http://castlecops.com/forum67.html
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/ or the Spyware forum at
http://forum.aumha.org/viewforum.php?f=30 for expert analysis, not here.**
Alternative download pages for Ad-Aware, Spybot, HijackThis and CWShredder
may be found on this page:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm.

See this link for information about malware:
http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/malware.ars

If nothing there helps, please post back to this thread.

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
http://www.fjsmjs.com
Protect your PC
http://www.microsoft.com./athome/security/protect/defau...
http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
Anonymous
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January 30, 2005 7:18:20 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

.... "Downloaded and installed all available updates" - so where's SP2??
(it's a sight bigger than SP1)
BEFORE d/l SP2, do read the important pre-requisites (total AV scan, Spybot
or whatever tool of choice for nasties, and defrag)
Len
"Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:e0OLodtBFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I downloaded and installed all available security updates (30MB+) last
> night. Since then my browser, IE6, appears to have slowed down ie:
> searching takes longer and pages take longer to load. Using XP Pro with
> SP1.
> Is there a particular one which can cause this? If so I would like to
> remove it.
>
> --
>
> Kenny
>
>
>
>
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January 30, 2005 7:43:57 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Thanks for the replies. I have SP2 but have heard so many horror stories
about it I didn't install it. Also some of the software I have is on the
list of those which may not work right after installing it.
Re: possible spyware I use updated AdAware & Spybot regularly. Also a
regularly updated AV & firewall (Norton).

--

Kenny



"Len Dolby" <lsdolby@ignore.ntlwor.com> wrote in message
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> ... "Downloaded and installed all available updates" - so where's SP2??
> (it's a sight bigger than SP1)
> BEFORE d/l SP2, do read the important pre-requisites (total AV scan,
Spybot
> or whatever tool of choice for nasties, and defrag)
> Len
> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:e0OLodtBFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >I downloaded and installed all available security updates (30MB+) last
> > night. Since then my browser, IE6, appears to have slowed down ie:
> > searching takes longer and pages take longer to load. Using XP Pro with
> > SP1.
> > Is there a particular one which can cause this? If so I would like to
> > remove it.
> >
> > --
> >
> > Kenny
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
January 30, 2005 7:43:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 16:43:57 -0000, Kenny wrote:

> Also some of the software I have is on the
> list of those which may not work right after installing it.

May want to follow up on the status for those programs with their technical
support. Many from that list have been updated and are now working well
with SP2.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
January 30, 2005 7:43:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Where have you been hearing 'horror stories'? Simply follow the advice
given at
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

I have installed it on a half a dozen machines plus another half a dozen
virtual machines and none have had a problem.

If you take what you read in these groups as all that there is to know about
Windows, then nothing ever works. The millions of users who aren't running
into problems don't post here. Mostly only people who have run into a
problem do.

--
Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
(Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
"Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:o 5WNhmuBFHA.1004@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for the replies. I have SP2 but have heard so many horror stories
> about it I didn't install it. Also some of the software I have is on the
> list of those which may not work right after installing it.
> Re: possible spyware I use updated AdAware & Spybot regularly. Also a
> regularly updated AV & firewall (Norton).
>
> --
>
> Kenny
>
>
>
> "Len Dolby" <lsdolby@ignore.ntlwor.com> wrote in message
> news:gN7Ld.890$vC.507@newsfe3-win.ntli.net...
>> ... "Downloaded and installed all available updates" - so where's SP2??
>> (it's a sight bigger than SP1)
>> BEFORE d/l SP2, do read the important pre-requisites (total AV scan,
> Spybot
>> or whatever tool of choice for nasties, and defrag)
>> Len
>> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
>> news:e0OLodtBFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >I downloaded and installed all available security updates (30MB+) last
>> > night. Since then my browser, IE6, appears to have slowed down ie:
>> > searching takes longer and pages take longer to load. Using XP Pro
>> > with
>> > SP1.
>> > Is there a particular one which can cause this? If so I would like to
>> > remove it.
>> >
>> > --
>> >
>> > Kenny
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
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