I've noticed over the last couple of months that my computer (P4 3GHz, 1.5 GB RAM) has been loading web pages more and more slowly as days go by. I was using Firefox almost exclusively (by that I mean for 99.5% of my websurfing), and eventually it got so bad that I switched over to IE6, which seemed to be OK. I've since upgraded to IE7, but now web pages are loading just as slowly on there as on Firefox.
as I mentioned in my topic description, though, it doesn't seem to be an issue with my ISP. I use uTorrent to transfer files very regularly, and my download and upload speeds both seem very reasonable for a cable line. it also doesnt seem to be an issue with my internet connection, as my girlfriend's computer runs off the same router as mine and hers seems to work just fine.
I've cleared the Temporary Internet Files for IE and the cache in Firefox. I used the tcpip.sys patcher to increase my maximum half-open connections. I defragmented my Windows partition twice.
a few weeks back my computer contracted a Vundo variant; one of the staff members here helped me to remove it. I can't recall if the web page issue started cropping up before then or not, but I know that this problem has been lamented by many Firefox users as of late and I can't imagine they all got a trojan.
anyone have any ideas for me?