I think I mentioned a while back that IE8 is the highest version of IE that works for Windows XP. It was working so-o-o slowly that I finally installed Chrome. That worked much faster and wasn't crashing like IE was.
Then Chrome installed an upgrade the other day ... slowed down my whole computer; put in toolbars I told it not to put there. A mess. Plus it was crashing every couple of hours, plus taking forever to download a page just about everywhere.
I'd heard about Firefox, and finally decided to try it.
It's amazing. Works even quicker than Chrome ever did. If you haven't tried it, you might like to.