Last month i got myself a new pc and now it's running very slow despite my best efforts of making it clutter free and updated with Spybot and Adware along with windows update. I notice this with general web browsing and application use. Everything was running fast and smoothed when i first installed applications but now it takes about 5+ seconds to load up firefox. Specs: Intel C2D E4300 stock Gigabyte 965 ds3 Crucial ballistix 2gb 5400 Radeon x1950pro Windows XP SP2 I've had the same applications for system startup and all the additional applications i've installed aren't on auto-startup. Those autostart apps are: Outpost Kaspersky anti-virus Netlimiter Avafind MSN messenger I'm stumped for any ideas. I mean i'm net savvy and cautiously protect myself with adblock and noscript yet somehow i experience this lagging effect for general web browsing. What other areas have overlooked?