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posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 10:18 AM
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HELP...I keep getting these messages that my internet explorer is using too much memory.
I am having problems with pages stalling and I keep having to reboot my computer all the time.
I don't know very much about computers and even less when dealing with problems.
I have windowsXP on my computer and I didn't really start having problems with my computer
until I joined facebook.Those pages keep jumping all the time and an advert knocked me off
while I was playing mahjjong.I am not a happy mama.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated,my computer geek moved away a long time ago,my
son.




posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 10:26 AM
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reply to post by mamabeth
 


Do yourself a favor and never, ever use that pos of a browser IE again.

Give Chrome a Try



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 10:27 AM
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reply to post by mamabeth
 


The doesn't sound good , what malware protection do you have ?
I would suggest you download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and run a full scan , its free and I believe a must have .
download.cnet.com...



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 10:36 AM
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I suggest you get Firefox
its faster, and its made by common people that just want a safe and fast browser that works every time.
And get the ad blocker add on for Firefox, it works wonders



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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reply to post by gortex
 


I do have malwarebytes on my computer and I have something like
mycleanpc as well.I run scans on a regular basis.



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 10:41 AM
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reply to post by mamabeth
 


In that case I agree with the others and don't use IE , Firefox or Chrome are far better plus you can add ad blockers to them to stop pop ups



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 10:42 AM
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Internet Explorer is a terrible browser to use. Try Chrome, here.
Then go here and search for AdBlock and AdBlock Plus. Add those to Chrome.
Finally, download and use any program of your choice to make sure you have no viruses/malware/etc.

Also, you may simply need to upgrade your computer or the parts within. How old is the computer?
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posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by gortex
reply to post by mamabeth
 


The doesn't sound good , what malware protection do you have ?
I would suggest you download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and run a full scan , its free and I believe a must have .
download.cnet.com...


Along with Gortex's suggestion. Download Ccleaner from here
Be sure to uncheck the freebies it wants to give you along with the install, and tell it no on scanning for cookies. After running ccleaner, run Malwarebytes quick scan.
You might also consider running Junkware Removal Tool and AdwCleaner
Both excellent tools for removing crapware that causes this type of thing.

You might also consider changing browsers, as was suggested above. Firefox is my favorite, but Chrome is no slouch either, once it is setup properly.

ETA: BTW. mycleanpc is basically junkware. Sooner or later, it WILL cause problems, I assure you.
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posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 10:53 AM
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reply to post by mamabeth
 


Hello from southern Ohio. Everyone is right, Dont use I.E. it is terrible. I would suggest chrome over firefox, Because if you are playing games on facebook, Some games wont play using firefox. But whatever one you get will be 100% better. Goood Luck.



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 10:54 AM
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IE is a bit stretched out on the latest websites on windows XP.

You could try other browsers but you may find that the facebook content pushes your PC too far to browse "comfortably".

Check how much RAM you have total, on an XP machine upgrading it to the maximum amount is not very much money at all and is easy to install, even for a beginner.



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 10:59 AM
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reply to post by trollz
 


I think my computer is 3 years old,maybe 4.



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 10:59 AM
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I'd look at slapping more memory into it, crucial do a memory scanner that can tell you exactly what you have and whats the max it can take and facebook is full of flash and other crap that eats up memory like nobodys business so if you don't have a fair bit of RAM you'll get complaints



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 11:01 AM
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Adding memory is always a good idea. But if the machine isn't clean, it will negate the effects of the money spent, until it is.



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 11:16 AM
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I just changed my computer over to firefox a few minutes ago.I will let you
guys know how things turn out.Thank-you all for your help and advice.



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 11:24 AM
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reply to post by Klassified
 


Thanks for the great software. I ran them both and they found many problems.



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 11:30 AM
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reply to post by Spacespider
 


Firefox has been ruined, it is now a bloated pig of a browser imo.
It used to be great, I was its biggest proponent but then it started updating every few weeks, I quit using it at around version 7 and now theyre up to something like version 26. Thats ridiculous
Chrome is much more stable, a lot faster and very customizable



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 11:42 AM
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I would try to scan with malware bytes anti malware.
Just to be sure you aren't infected with something.

Also more ram would help. 8gigs is the sweet spot.



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 11:52 AM
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Originally posted by Sharingan
reply to post by Spacespider
 


Firefox has been ruined, it is now a bloated pig of a browser imo.
It used to be great, I was its biggest proponent but then it started updating every few weeks, I quit using it at around version 7 and now theyre up to something like version 26. Thats ridiculous
Chrome is much more stable, a lot faster and very customizable


Actually, Firefox is on 23.01, not counting the latest beta, and Chrome is on 28.
I wouldn't say Firefox has been ruined, but I have questioned some of their later "improvements".
It works very well for me though. I've had no issues to speak of with it.

Chrome is a good browser, though it has problems displaying pages properly at times. On a personal note, I don't like the way Chrome handles bookmarks. And none of the add-ons I've tried are any better, so far. Still, I keep it installed, because it's handy when needed, and fast.



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by mamabeth
I just changed my computer over to firefox a few minutes ago.I will let you
guys know how things turn out.Thank-you all for your help and advice.


You will need to install the latest flash plug-in to work with Firefox You can get it here, under plug-in based browsers. Download the EXE, and install it. Then go to youtube, and make sure it's working.



posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by proob4
reply to post by Klassified
 


Thanks for the great software. I ran them both and they found many problems.


That should help smooth things out for you, and hopefully speed things up a little.






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