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  1. Windows XP SP3, FX 57 cpu, 3GB ram For the last several months(maybe 6 months,maybe a year, I'm getting old and don't remember so well) I have been having a problem with websites loading extremely slow. Email takes forever to log in and takes forever to open an email. All web browsing is slow and pages sometimes time out. I have run various speed tests and all of them show that my internet speed is just fine. Prior to this I had no problems whatsoever. In December, my internet provider (Windstream) replaced all of the modems in the area and increased the internet speed from 6 mbps to 25 mbps. This made no change whatsoever in the problem. Over the last few months I have scanned with Avast,Malwarebytes,Superantispyware,and numerous online virus and malware scans. None of them show any problems. I even tried Combofix, but it no longer properly supports Win XP(it can't find the repair console for some reason). I searched google for the problem and 90% of the responses indicated a problem with the DNS server. I ran Steve Gibson's DNS scan and tried different DNS servers. No help at all. Today, just for the hell of it, I turned on another Windows XP computer that I don't ever use that is plugged in to the same Router/modem. Websites loaded fast, email was fast....everything was running just like THIS computer used to run a year ago. Based on that observation, I am pretty sure that the problem is in the computer and not the router/modem. Since XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, I really can't do a reinstall of windows because I won't be able to get the security updates. And I don't want to "upgrade" to a newer operating system because I LIKE Xp and don't have the time to learn a new system. Besides, the problem isn't related to Win Xp, it is something specific to this computer. Any idea what is causing this problem?
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