Why is Google loading slowly?
Question by Linda Francis /

Google and Facebook are loading slowly. I can’t go to play games or go to my wall. It keeps saying I need to kill the page or wait (I’m using Chrome).

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  • Tomy Farkas

    I dont understand, to many adverticing about Google, and it dos not work, impossible to open messenger, hotmail etc. Is any clever ingenier downn there??? I allready desinstalled and installed again without results, anybody there can help?? SOS.

    • ha14

      perhaps to uninstall plugins, extensions, popup blockers?

      go to Users\yourname\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
      rename Default to default backeup, restart chrome and check Hotmail

  • Oron

    For diagnostic purposes, try a different browser (e.g. if you are currently using Chrome, try Internet Explorer). If performance is better, the problem is with your browser, in which case you could try clearing the cache and cookies.

    If that’s not it, proceed to check general internet connectivity and give your machine a good clean with CCleaner or similar.

  • Muhammad Ahmad

    Check your internet speed first, than
    Open your chrome browser and click on wrench menu than tools and open extensions, Remove all unnecessary extensions , there might be some risky extensions that are making your fb and google to work slow, if it does not solve the problem, download ccleaner protable from http://static.piriform.com/pf/download.png and clean all junk and than clean your registry, after that download Hitman Pro from http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro and scan your system and remove all the risks,
    after that right click on desktop while pressing shift key. Than click on “Open Command Window here” in command window type NETSH Winsock RESET and press enter, Restart your computer, after restarting it will work fine, if problem persists, try to change your dns, you can benchmark to get the best and most fast and reliable dns suggestion using NAMEBENCH utility from http://code.google.com/p/namebench/

    I hope this will work for you.

  • GamE

    clear temporary files

  • Ben

    Check your internet connection. You may also want to clear your browsing history

  • Peter Fields

    Loads of possibilities.

    -Check someone is not hijacking your Wifi and using it to download (seen it happen)
    -Try different DNS. (Use googles DNS maybe)
    -Force kill chrome and reopen it.
    -Clean your cache and temp files.

  • J Akash

    Most probably, this is the problem in the internet
    Consult your ISP
    Or it may be problem of insufficient memory, Go to task manager and kill the rest applications and try again
    Hope your problem ends…..

  • Dalsan

    Also, if you don’t already have either of these, get CCleaner, Glary Utilities, IOBit Advanced system Care, or any other program that clears the cache and other leftovers, including junk from flash player, to see if that helps. I use at least one of these programs often if I’m going to Facebook, YouTube, and basic browsing at least once a day, especially when this happens to me.

    As suggested, there could be a virus or malware that can cause performance problems, and Chrome will let you know when the performance it’s not up to par by showing the kill this page message.

    You could also have something that was installed that is conflicting somehow with Chrome. Check your add-ons and toolbars if any and remove or delete any you don’t s want or need.

    The internet speed could also be the problem, or the DNS cache became corrupt. Slow internet speed will cause the same results you are having as well. Restarting your modem and/or router is recommended to rule out that they might be the problem. Go to http://www.speedtest.net to test your internet speed as it should be close to what the speed offered to you by your service provider. You can also try to flush the DNS cache by hitting the “cntrl” button and the “r” button at the same time, then type in “cmd” (without quotes) in the popup window. That will bring you to the command prompt, and enter in “ipconfig /flushdns” (without quotes). Exit out the window afterwards. If it gives you an error about privileges, then you would have to click on the Start/menu button, click on all programs, click on accessories, and right click on command prompt. Click on Run as administrator and try again.

    Your DNS settings could be wrong or problematic, and you should do as Paul suggests by using OpenDNS. It is not only faster with loading pages, but also offers protection from phishing sites and also parental controls without installing anything to your computer.

    There are plenty of other suggestions to try as given and you should try them until you get satisfactory results. If none of these help, feel free to let us know so we can try to help you further.

  • Paul Pruitt


    1.You may have a virus or some kind of infection – try downloading Avira and Super AntiSpyware or some other combination of Antivirus and Spyware removers. In your start menu, choose to start the programs in “protected” or “alternate start” mode.

    2. Update Windows.

    3. Right click on your system drive which is usually the C drive. Choose properties. Look at how much free space you have. If you have an old style spinning drive (not SSD) then as soon as you get over 50% full the drive starts to slow down. Slow surfing of the Internet is one casualty of having an almost filled drive.

    4. Your DNS system is in need of help. Try OpenDNS:

    5. Try calling your internet service provider such as Verizon, Comcast or Earthlink. They are very experienced in troubleshooting these issues and usually will be happy to help you resolve the problem.

  • Ryan Dube

    Linda, it could be a long list of problems – you might be having Internet issues from that computer or from your router/ISP connection, you might have a virus/malware consuming your bandwidth, you could have other people on your same home network (assuming you’re on a home network) that are consuming the bandwidth, etc..

    Without doing a bit of troubleshooting to see where your bottleneck is, it’s really hard to say what is slowing down the page load. Are you able to visit any other sites other than Facebook and Google and do they load quickly, or is the slow page load time affecting every site you go to?

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