Why does my computer take so long to connect to the internet. From switching on power to actually connecting to the web takes between 4-5mins. (today took 4min 40 sec to get to google home page, then about 50 secs to get here) I'm sure when I was with tiscali it took about 2 mins max, but now talktalk has taken them over the computer seems to run slower. I do a virus scan via Norton every time I switch on to check system out in case anything has tried to invade computer causing it to go slow.
Also when I'm on some websites it can seem to take ages for the computer to go from i page to another or if i wish to go back via arrows at top of page it can take about 30 secs to respond,
So is there anything I can do to speed things up as it gets frustrating trying to do things when computer takes so long.If there is could you explain in simple terms as I'm completely useless at computer language and wouldn't know where to start.
thanks for any help or advice .