Why is it so slow to connect, Firefox and will not allow downloads?

lately something's happening with Fire fox or internet or something...

When I click on something, Fire Fox just sits there saying "connecting..." Several times I have to click on something repeatedly or exit firefox and restart.

I tired to uninstall firefox, restarted my computer windows 7, reinstalled firefox and still get the same problem.

In ADDITION, downloads. Download problems now. Seems that downloads never START.

I used some addons like download helper, and such, and they are now totally unhinged. Download helper does not work unless I go to tools, addons, and then close the tab... then when I select the file to download, it put it in Quebec.

I use Adblock Plus and Avast AV and Admuncher. I have disabled them all and STILL have problems with the download and connection...

If I am forced to have to see and watch the endless advertising to be able to use the internet, I will pull the plug on this thing like I did 12 years ago.


Problem is the Flash updates... they have just sucked. Now everything works as it should.

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