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Windows 7: Yahoo and other site loading WAY SLOW

27 Jan 2010   #1

Yahoo and other site loading WAY SLOW

I am SOOOO new to Windows 7.

I am the IT support person for a company which had no intentions of moving to Win7 yet, but our CEO got a SONY laptop with Windows 7 home Premium 4gb on the motherboard, 64bit OS

When we are trying to brows the web we have no problem with Google but Yahoo comes up in "compatibility mode" and the items are displayed left justifed. Ebay comes up in "normal" mode but with the items skewed most of the time but sometime it comes up normal...


These "skewed" sites also take FOREVER to load.

I have attached a JPG of the screen with Firefox and IE8 (same thing happens with chrome)


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Yahoo and other site loading WAY SLOW-win7_issue.jpg  
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27 Jan 2010   #2

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600

Hi Sheeter. Welcome to SevenForums

A quick glance at your attached picture shows that the Yahoo site at least, is the mobile version of their Website. (signified by the "m" before the www prefix)

Try accessing the browser based pages and see if there is an improvement.

Hope this helps.

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27 Jan 2010   #3


not really. If you type "" the DNS to reroutes it to ""
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27 Jan 2010   #4


also, please note that it is not just an issue with Yahoo.
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27 Jan 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

What does it say when you PING the sites?
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27 Jan 2010   #6

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600

Sheeter my suggestion would be the following:

First Optimize IE 8:
  1. Open Internet Explorer 8.
  2. Click Tools , and then click Internet Options .
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Under Reset Internet Explorer Settings , click Reset .
  1. Open Internet Explorer 8.
  2. Click Tools , and then click Internet Options .
  3. Click the Security tab.
  4. Click Reset all zones to default level , and then click OK .

  1. Open Internet Explorer 8.
  2. Click Tools , and then click Delete Browsing History .
  3. In Delete Browsing History , click Delete All .
  4. Click to select the Also delete files and settings stored by add-ons check box, and then click OK .
Then download and run Malawarebytes

I am pretty sure that you have spyware of some type on the laptop. For reference see here: Internet Explorer 8 redirects to Mobile layout based sites

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28 Jan 2010   #7

No Joy...

I have followed the advice above and there is no difference.

I have installed AVG 9 and run a full scan, I also installed and ran Malwarebytes program which found Hijack.DisplayProperties and cleared it.


No difference.


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06 Sep 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

I would pull AVG out and put in Microsoft Security Essentials for sanity's sake, and I would also run Malwarebytes again, this time using the Chameleon tool

Start > All Programs > Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware > Tools > Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Chameleon

Note   Note
This tool will attempt to launch Malwarebytes in an attempt to update the definitions, especially if malware has taken over and prevented any other AV/AS tool from working. Even if it fails, it will then try to slay the malicious processes before trying to run Malwarebytes in Quick Scan mode.
Chameleon may not work if Malwarebytes itself needs an update, or if you're running the Windows 8.1 release preview.

You could also try and check into Google Public DNS. I hardly use it myself. DNS Addressing - How to Change in Windows 7
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06 Sep 2013   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Yahoo is one of two sites that have been habitually slow for me. In the case of Yahoo, the amount of time it takes to open up the window varies from time to time; it will be reasonably fast for a few days, then it will slow down for a few days. Occasionally, IE will time out. The other one is ASUS forums. Same story, sometimes reasonably fast other times slower, up to and including time outs. I've had the problem with these two sites on two different computers, one being used on several different ISPs, so the problem isn't with my computers or network.
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06 Sep 2013   #10

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

You might use this,
Reset Host file to default-scroll down for Mr.Fixit for me
After Malwarebytes remove the corruption you would want to Reset again and Delete personal settings,
Tutorial of Resetting Internet explorer,
Accessing Internet Options from the Start menu search,
Reset process first opening Internet explorer
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