[SOLVED] Why is every internet browser taking 12 seconds to load on my system?

WaywardSun

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For a few months now, every time I load up my internet browser - ANY internet browser, including Edge, Opera, Chrome, Firefox, etc. - it takes 12 seconds (give or take) for the window to open. This is driving me crazy. 12 seconds is a long time when you're accustomed to an instant response.

See below for observations, attempted fixes, and system specs.

Notes about the problem:
  • The browser runs at the usual speed when it finally opens. It's not sluggish at all.
  • The rest of the system runs normally too.
  • I'm using Webroot as my antivirus.
  • I clean up system files with CCleaner and Windows' onboard system files tool regularly.
  • I reboot regularly.
  • The browser does not appear to be taking up an excessive amount of active CPU when loaded.
  • This started months ago.
  • Windows / GPU drivers all fully updated.
  • My old internet was a wired connection with 100 down/up. My current connection is wireless with 300 down/up and a different provider. The speed of the internet (and provider) did not affect the issue at all.
Attempted Fixes:
  • As I've noted, changing browsers has no effect. Same load time.
  • Disabling all Firefox plugins had no effect.
  • Reinstalling Firefox cleanly had no effect.
  • Cleaning the Firefox cache had no effect.
  • Disabling my antivirus' (Webroot) web shield had no effect.

System Specs:

CPU: i7 8700K oc'd to 4.2
MOBO: ASUS Z390-H Gaming
RAM: 2x 16 GB DDR4 (G.Skill Trident)
GPU: EVGA RTX 2080
HD: Samsung 970 EVO
OS: Windows 10

I suspect the issue here is some kind of lengthy procedure that takes place any time my computer detects a command to load a browser. Unfortunately, I'm also out of ideas and pretty frustrated with this. Can anyone help?

Thanks!
 

falcon291

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Stop Nahimic Service and then Disable it. You will immediately see that your browsers start instantly.

Nahimic Service comes with Realtec Audio, I don't know what it exactly does, I disabled it for months but disabling it so far did not cause any problems.

PS: It's enabled after your Realtec Software is upgraged. So after an upgrade you may need to disable the service again.

(1) Nahimic Service - It caused a lot of problems with win 10. After disabling it, my system works a lot better. It caused about a 10-20 second delay for Chrome to open. What's the deal with this service? ROG Crosshair VIII Hero with wifi | Ryzen 9 3900x : ASUS (reddit.com)

There are more articles, if you google.
 

falcon291

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Jul 17, 2019
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Stop Nahimic Service and then Disable it. You will immediately see that your browsers start instantly.

Nahimic Service comes with Realtec Audio, I don't know what it exactly does, I disabled it for months but disabling it so far did not cause any problems.

PS: It's enabled after your Realtec Software is upgraged. So after an upgrade you may need to disable the service again.

(1) Nahimic Service - It caused a lot of problems with win 10. After disabling it, my system works a lot better. It caused about a 10-20 second delay for Chrome to open. What's the deal with this service? ROG Crosshair VIII Hero with wifi | Ryzen 9 3900x : ASUS (reddit.com)

There are more articles, if you google.
 

WaywardSun

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Mar 22, 2016
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Stop Nahimic Service and then Disable it. You will immediately see that your browsers start instantly.

Nahimic Service comes with Realtec Audio, I don't know what it exactly does, I disabled it for months but disabling it so far did not cause any problems.

PS: It's enabled after your Realtec Software is upgraged. So after an upgrade you may need to disable the service again.

(1) Nahimic Service - It caused a lot of problems with win 10. After disabling it, my system works a lot better. It caused about a 10-20 second delay for Chrome to open. What's the deal with this service? ROG Crosshair VIII Hero with wifi | Ryzen 9 3900x : ASUS (reddit.com)

There are more articles, if you google.
This sounds promising. Let you know my results.
 

WaywardSun

Honorable
Mar 22, 2016
9
1
10,510
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Stop Nahimic Service and then Disable it. You will immediately see that your browsers start instantly.

Nahimic Service comes with Realtec Audio, I don't know what it exactly does, I disabled it for months but disabling it so far did not cause any problems.

PS: It's enabled after your Realtec Software is upgraged. So after an upgrade you may need to disable the service again.

(1) Nahimic Service - It caused a lot of problems with win 10. After disabling it, my system works a lot better. It caused about a 10-20 second delay for Chrome to open. What's the deal with this service? ROG Crosshair VIII Hero with wifi | Ryzen 9 3900x : ASUS (reddit.com)

There are more articles, if you google.
Update. Not a perfect solution, but it definitely dropped my response time from 12-ish seconds to 2-ish. I've marked you as the solution. Thanks again, this has been driving me absolutely crazy.
 
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falcon291

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Update. Not a perfect solution, but it definitely dropped my response time from 12-ish seconds to 2-ish. I've marked you as the solution. Thanks again, this has been driving me absolutely crazy.
Of course not a perfect solution, the real solution has to come from Realtec, Here we are just stopping a service that we don't know its purpose, and the owner of the service is not correcting it for years even after at least 2 updates.
 

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