I installed the Ad-Aware security tool bar the other day. It sounded good and you can’t have too much security or can you?
FireFox went to a crawl. Typing an email in gmail, I had keyboard lag like you would not believe. I even changed the batteries in my wireless keyboard thinking what the heck is going on. Finally I removed the Ad-Aware Security tool bar and all went back to normal. So my conclusion, as unscientific as it may be is that Ad-Aware either doesn’t play nicely with FireFox or with gmail. Either way, I don’t need the aggravation.
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