posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 01:05 PM
I am NOT a computer-savvy person by any stretch of the imagination. Seriously, the older I get the harder it is for me to keep up. I can barely work
my new phone. Anyway, over the past few months I have noticed a dramatic increase in the number of times Flash (Youtube videos in particular)
applications "crash." Then just in the past few days, I received JAVA update #35 and installed it on my laptop.
Since installing the JAVA update my preferred browser, Firefox, has slowed to a crawl. IE doesn't seem to be affected but poor old FF is working at
dial-up speeds if at all. Many times I can't play a YT vid at all, and even normal web pages consisting of mostly text like ATS load very slowly.
FYI, I have Charter Cable as my ISP and normal DL speeds are between 17 and 30 Mbps, and I have an 18-month-old dual-core HP laptop with 4 gigs of
Is anyone else experiencing this? Any ideas on how I can fix it?