Intermittent hangs would occur when I would use Internet Explorer to open a new main page or new tab to a site I know would be up.
The browser would open and say "Waiting for site example.com" and do nothing more.
If I closed the window and reopened it it would immediately connect. Over time I would have to close and reopen the window to get to the page. This would happen to any page, including Google.
Got sick of it and started using Chrome. I recently upgraded my anti-virus and am now experiencing the same issue with Chrome. I use AVG for my antivirus.
Empirically it seems that if I don't make Chrome my default browser I don't experience the issue. I tested this theory for over two hours yesterday.
Possible issues I have found this could be but not confirmed yet:
- MTU settings are not correct.
- I am infected but my antivirus has not caught it (unlikely but possible)
I would like to think this is related to my antivirus but I am unsure how to verify. I don't like the idea of killing my antivirus if #2 is a possibility.
I am looking for tips on how I can troubleshoot possible issues.