I finally got a response to my email to my ISP. They told me to try a bunch of stuff....which I aready had....
Finally a friend came over to have a look. He did an online speed test for the uploading and downloading.
The downloading was extremely low. So, he called the ISP and talked to a tech.
It turned out that the slow loading problem was not my computer, or malware, or spyware. There was a problem in the line somewhere. There has been a problem in thier line for a while.
So, while the loading of some pages is definitely better, there are still a few that are slow.
One of them is yahoo mail. For crying out loud, if they would get rid of that stupid animated guy running away from the stupid animated ostrich it might help.
After Firefox, other things started happening, so I uninstalled it and am back to IE 6 for now.
Now I have to find out why a window opens up to ask me what program I want to use to acces the internet.
Ya know that old saying,"If things aren't broke, don't fix it?"
Well, I never had any problems with IE6...I should never have paid attention to folks who were insisting IE7 was so great.
Talk about frustrating.......I think I'd like to go two-stepping.....and have some fun.