I found a solution to my slow browsing problem.
This solution is only for you if your browser has slowed and you are running Norton Internet Security, my version is 2002, not sure if this file will work with other versions. Download this file and put the "symids.sys" file in your windows/system32/drivers folder. It should not copy over any files, if it does then cancel the action. Then reboot your computer. If you can surf as normal then this is your fix. If not, then I would consider deleting "symids.sys" file and trying something else. Remember, you have to reboot your system.