Monday, December 05, 2011
For longer than I care to admit, I've been struggling with a slow running computer.
The Spark website was the absolute worse.
I simply didn't have time to sit there looking at a frozen computer while it took a coupla minutes to get its act together.
Luckily for my aged computer, I discovered that the issue was my browser, IE7. Our it would have been sitting curbside, waiting for Trashman Cometh Tuesday. Yep... I was that done with this slower than molasses behavior.
Turns out that my IE 7 browser was burdened by Morpheus malware... there were three of these "add-on" critters getting a free ride, dragging the browser down. I'm not sure where I got the Morpheus download... but I know I didn't put it there.
So here's the fix if you're having a Time getting Sparkpages to load properly.
Open your IE browser, go to "Tools", a drop down menu will appear. Select "manage my add-ons". See if you've got Morpheus...if so, delete it. There were 3 Morpheus related add ons on my browser.
If you don't have this beastie, start eliminating the add-ons one by one, connecting to Spark after each elimination to find what's making your computer run so durn slow.
Alternately, try downloading Firefox browser. You can have Firefox and IE on your machine at the same time, its not a conflict.
As Firefox is downloading, it will ask you if you want to transfer add-ons from your old browser. The answer to this question is NO!!!! otherwise you'll be in the same pickle as you were with your previous browser.
Here's the link to FireFox:
Good luck with this.
Life is too sweet to spend any bit of it looking at a frozen computer screen!