Slow MBP: Having to Constantly Clear Browser History (Why?)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by raechelli, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. raechelli macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2010 MPB. My computer has been getting really slow (it freezes and it slows my other apps) during the past several months. I found that clearing all the cookies/history of whatever browser I'm using is what helps speed it back up. I visit a lot of sites, but lately I haven't been visiting that many. Just a select few usually. I still have to clear my history at least 1-2 times a week though. I feel like this shouldn't be happening.

    In the past, this has happened and it usually gets worse and worse, to the point where I have to clear my cookies/history every day, or twice a day. I found that it helps me to switch the browser I'm using (I've rotated from Firefox -> Safari -> Chrome -> Firefox again), but the problem keeps coming up.

    Does anyone know why this could be happening? Should I do a hard reset?

    Thanks!
     

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