Solved laptop slow, IE says cant display page

Dell / Latitude 110l
September 25, 2013 at 00:07:28
Specs: Windows XP, 1.296 GHz / 503 MB
laptop slow,IE says cant display page Internet Explorer drops my web page and posts that it cannot display this page. This is when I'm working. lately It happens as soon as I enter my password and click submit, I'm not getting on at all really. this seems to happen when my computer is running especially slow, as it has been lately after downloading McAfee security last week. Its frustrating because I had just had it worked on and it was running great, super fast, now its never been slower. And everything I usually do to fix this is not working,Disk clean up, defragging, running diagnose connection problems, Mr fix-it, etc. I hope someone can help I'm out of ideas at this point.

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September 25, 2013 at 00:53:29
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McAfee is somewhat of a resource hog. That and only having 503 meg of ram is likely the main reason for your slowdown. Another reason is having too much stuff running in the background. Besides Mcafee have you installed other software since it was running good?

You can try uninstalling Mcafee and see if that helps. Even with an uninstall sometimes remnants are left and you may need to do a system restore choosing a date from before its install.

If removing Mcafee does speed things then you need to look for a less burdensome AV.

Whether you remove Mcafee or not it's a good idea to max out the ram in the laptop. I have a similar Dell laptop and you should be able to get at least a gig in it.

Edit Yeah, the specs for it show a maximum of 1.25 gig of ram. It's got 256 meg built in and then you can add up to a gig.

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September 25, 2013 at 05:45:35
I agree with DAVE about McAfee. I would guess McAfee is performing a scan when you start up. This will pull down performance on a faster machine.

With only 512MB of RAM installed and 503 useable, you should consider running Microsoft security essentials instead of McAfee. I is important to note that you should run ONLY one AntiVirus at a time.

Are you running SP3 with all the latest patches?

Download Ccleaner Slim and run the cleaner module. Get both programs mentioned above at the respective links below. Be sure to uninstall McAfee using their uninstaller, which should be located in the McAfee folder.

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