OK, my Firefox will run fine when I first start up but gets progressively worse as I continue on the net to the point at which it will simply no longer connect anyplace. Cookies, cache, etc, taken care of, no viruses, no trojans; I do use proxies but even NOT using proxies does not help. Configuration is by the book but I notice that Firefox keeps trying to update but won't connect to that either! Using XP on a hotrod compaq. AOL works fine with no problems at all, I do have IE also which seems to run a bit slow. Use Skype on this box but netstat tells me that I have no connections that I should not have. Also, I have high-speed broadband. Anybody know whatup? Your help will be greatly appreciated! Uptown.