Solved download window takes too much time

January 26, 2013 at 03:15:26
Specs: Windows Vista, 2 gb
when i want to download a picture, after clicking the "save picture as", it takes about three minutes for the download window to open. after that, it will open correctly, but every now and then, take thirty seconds. then back to normal again.
also, just prior to the window opening, everything is frozen.
how do i fix this? i'd really appreciate an answer. thanks

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#1
January 26, 2013 at 21:51:20
I had a similar problem with IE7 on XP. Every right click would take a minute or so. I couldn't figure out how to fix it so I did a system restore to a date before it started happening.

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#2
January 27, 2013 at 05:29:48
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It sounds to me that your browser and probably even your system needs a good 'clean out' (software/crap type of clean out).
In your Browser, clean out your History, Cookies, Temp Internet Files, etc.
Set your browser to keep history for only 2 or 3 days.
Set your browser to delete cookies when you close it.
Do a Disk Clean Up on your system drive: Computer>Right Click on your C drive>Select Disk Clean Up>Select everything (or nearly everything) and OK and run it. It may take a few minutes to come up and even longer to run if you have not done this before, but it is worth the wait.
After these are done, there is one more thing that should be done periodically and that is to run Malwarebytes (Install, update, and run it if you do not have it already) to make sure that you are clean of malware also. It is a good program that will not interfere with your antivirus program and only runs when you tell it to, but it may pick up on things that slipped by your antivirus program.

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#3
February 3, 2013 at 13:03:10
thanks. the problem with that is that it's been going on for a couple of months, so i really wouldn't know where to go, if i even could. when you did the system restore, didn't it take out all the programs etc that you had downloaded since that time?

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#4
February 3, 2013 at 13:07:25
i generally do a disk cleanup about once a week. i've never cleared all the cookies and history out though. if i deleted all the cookies, would i have to log into every site i habituate? i'm on a dozen boards, and that would be a pain. can you just delete tracking cookies and so forth without deleting the cookies that you actually do want?
i have super anti spyware and do it about once a month or so. would the malware bytes trip work better.

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