Recently, my internet connection on my desktop has been really slow, taking up to a minute to load a page. I'm using IE7 with Win XP Pro. I use a Orange Livebox wireless router.
My desktop is connected directly to the Livebox using an ethernet cable, but my laptop and Nintendo Wii are connected wirelessly. Neither the laptop or the Wii experience any problems.
I've looked at previous Helpdesk responses, I've defragged using IOBit, I've used Spybot to identify and remove spyware and I've done a full virus check using NOD 32, my AV programme. It's still running slowly. No other programmes seem to have this problem - Word is fine. I don't recall loading anything recently that could cause the problem (although I don't know if the children have).
Thanks for your input. I downloaded A2 and it found loads of spyware and other stuff - more than Spybot. I got rid of most of it - it allows you to see what it is you are deleting, just in case. Cache is about 250 MB. Desktop is running fine now.
I used to use Netscape at work some years ago and tried Firefox, but I'm used to IE!