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[SOLVED] slow browser speed

Q: [SOLVED] slow browser speed

arrrgggh! having a tortoise of a time trying to get my IE web pages to download. problem started after i tried to clean all the spy and adware from my machine. whenever i reboot, i get "error c:/windows bs3 (&bs2).dll". does this have something to do with it? & can anybody help! have run a norton, dumped neo-napster, any yet, my download time remains at a stand still.
help me!!!!!

one more thing: there are times when i'm unable to activate the systray. all icons disappear and cpu usuage shows at 70-80%, even if i only have one application open.

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Help :>

My browser connection speed dropped to about 2kb/second after a power outage.

I just did a full format of the drive and a clean install of XP Pro.

No Antivirus or Firewall loaded yet.

XP Firewall is not enabled.

HiJackThis looks ok

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:57:04 AM, on 2/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.3300 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.3300)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

End of file - 1245 bytes

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Hello I just been getting slow internet speed high pings in games tried turning of firewall opening ports the whole lot nothing worked and a laggy browser.
I know something is wrong i would just like someone to take a look at the logs
and go from there thanks in advance.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_30
Run by tom at 21:58:17 on 2012-05-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.61.1033.18.3326.1827 [GMT 10:00]
AV: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: AVG Firewall *Disabled* {621CC794-9486-F902-D092-0484E8EA828B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exe
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A:Getting slow internet speed /slow browser

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:[list]Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'S... Read more

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I have repaired registry, defragged, disk cleanup, checked and rechecked for virus' and other malware. My download speed is 1.5Mbps on average from Satalite. I was using IE 7 upgraded to IE 8, no change. I' am using XP Pro. My Browser takes 2-4 minutes to load each page even when I use the back button. I don't know what else to do! I'm at my wits end. There is another computer here when i hook that one to the modem it works fine. The computers are not on a network together I am hooked directly to the Satalite does anyone have a clue as to what i can try next?

A:Slow Browser Speed need HLP!

Install Firefox and see if the same thing happens. If yes, it's not IE, if no, it is IE.

Helps to limit the scope of the problem.

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Hi i need some help involving my internet. While on youtube it takes forever for the video to load the rate that im watching it is just as fast as it is for loading so it ends up stopping most of the time to load.When downloading anything through firefox (i tried chrome as well) it takes forever 8kb/s - 30kb/s. For example i went to download firefox again because i thought maybe it was bugged and i needed to reinstall it. the file is 8mbs and it took my 5 minutes to download it. Which normally it would be downloaded in a matter of seconds. It seems that only my internet browser is affected by this; my game ping and other programs are not affected by it.Could it be my internet settings?

What i have done so far is a disk defrag, scanned for viruses with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, reinstalled firefox and nothing has changed.

I do have a router if that means anything.

Thanks in advance

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hi i am trying to spped up my pc i currently use a acer aspire and have broadband connection and also have 256 ram and my problem is my internet connection is still too slow i have been try many different lightweight browsers but still have the same problem, I really needed this problem sorted out as i need the faster internet speed for a online game i play called seafight where i will sometimes need 4 different browsers open at the same time so could you tell me if there is a fix to this problem and how much more ram can i put into my pc.

A:Internet browser speed to slow

if your using windows xp 256 of ram is not enough at least 512 minimum is required to run the pc efficiently lookin "windows task manager" check performance tab and see what the pc is using, check pf usage and physical memory available

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G630 @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4001 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1808 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 457183 MB, Free - 339406 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03KPVW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

This is my 3rd time back, great service. I'm experiencing really slow overall speed and constant Firefox and Adobe crashing. All happening kind of sudden within the past 3 days. I've ran Super Anti-Spyware 3 times and it's found like 200, 112 then 67 'threats' in that order so idk... I use the free versions of Maleware Bytes and SuperAnti-Spyware and Advanced System Care along with Windows Defender.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Hello, I have gotten a virus of some kind, I think from a flash drive my gf uses to store homework on. She brought home the flash drive from using it at work (in a hospital for pete's sake!) and the files were all hidden. I figured out how to unhide them thanks to the internet, but I think I got a virus of some sort in the process. Since then my browser has been being hijacked, my computer is super slow, random ad pop-ups show up, and even when I use google to search the results come back with a whole list of crap that is not even applicable to my search. I have tried AVG (the free version) and also Malwarebytes (the free version) and both have located threats and "removed" them, but the problems persist. I don't know what to do next. I have a Dell laptop with windows 8.1. Please help!

A:Hijacked browser, Slow speed, Windows 8.1

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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ok folks..hoping for some help..I have run spybot...malware bytes...stinger....ad aware...and avast....to no avail...I downloaded hijack this..and this is my log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:49:17 PM, on 4/13/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19019)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\LXCZbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\2.0.181\SSScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
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a few weeks ago, my desktop computer, which remains off 5 days a week randomly, started to show extremely slow speeds in browsers. On both Chrome and Firefox, pages will take minutes to load and when it does load, the page is stripped to bare text and maybe some pictures. Any other program which connects to the internet, such as online games and MSN are fine and have no problems. I've tried clearing cache, restarting, and scanning for spyware with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and although it found some spyware and trojans, it was nothing new as my desktop had already been long infected. Is there anything else I should try? Should I just post a HJT log anyways?

A:Internet browser speed slow, everything else fine

Please click HERE to download and install HijackThis.

Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile from the Main Menu.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

IMPORTANT: Do not fix anything

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Hi, I've checked the topic posted here regarding all the possible reasons for this first, and I'm pretty sure it's a case of some sort of virus but don't know what to do next!This has been going on for a few days now.If someone could help me find out which files I need to delete from this log I would be so grateful:Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\Nexon\Mabinogi\npkcmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS&#... Read more

A:Slow browser, but downloads/everything else is usual speed

Help anyone?

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Hi guys. I hope you can help on this issue I've been having with my internet connection, I don't know what to do...

I resently formatted my harddrive because my internet all of a sudden started being very slow but after the format it's still the same issue. Now I've tried plugging the connection line into my laptop and there there's no problem.

I am gettin' a slower download than upload...

I have a 10mb download/1 upload speed LAN connection. I ran a speed test on the same connection and on my stationary it shows like 250 kbs download and like 750 kbs upload, while on my laptop it shows like 8 Mbs download and 750 kbs upload... so what's the problem?

So far I've found out that it has nothing to do with the internet connection line or my NIC (I tried a brand new one and it was the same issue), it's not spyware or malware, it's not fragmented and under internet connections it says that I'm connected on a 100 Mb network card and there are no problems with any of the devices?

However I can see that if I open the job list, the download connection is very unstable going from up to 750 kb for a breif moment then falls to a halt at 0 kb... and moreover it says that I'm not using any percent of the network?

I'm on windows 7 and haven't had any problems before this, the rest of the system works just fine, but not the internet. If I try and download something it won't get higher than like 50 kb and then may... Read more

A:Solved: Slow download speed, upload speed is fine...

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I have this very annoying problem and I'm really out of hopes. I don't know what to do anymore. I'll make a summary of the problem and will be as concise as possible

So I have this Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop with a broadband connection (direct cable, no router) and 3 weeks ago I reinstalled my Windows. Everything went well until 2 weeks ago when the internet speed went down, dial-up like. Pages won't load, and if they do they load just partially. I called my ISP and they said they had no problem. I couldn't find any solution so I thought maybe, some sort of virus or spyware is doing this so I formated the whole hard-disk and did a clean install of Windows.

Unfortunatelly nothing changed, the download speed is the same. Here is a speedtest.net evaluation:


Drivers are up to date, no windows firewall, no antivirus and no windows update. The ISP support guy told me to deactivate IPv4 and IPv6 from Local Area Connection, but nothing changed. I did a TCP/IP reset which raised my down speed to almost 1 Mb, but after a few minutes it went back to "dial-up". With the down speed being the same, Speedtest sometimes shows me upload speed in between 50-70 Mb which is unbelievable (I will make a ss next time I see this).

And the very weird thing is that I have another netbook (pretty weak config, Intel Atom CPU, 2 GB RAM) and with the same cable it has normal speed (the kind of speed I had on this Dell too). An... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Very slow Download speed, Very High Upload speed

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Lets first try this:

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Now click on Network and Internet and in this window click Internet options.
Now click on the connections tab and select the button to never dial a connection.
Now click Apply and click OK.

Try if this works

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I have DSL, but web browsing's been like really, really bad dial-up lately. I changed some settings(lowered disk space for TIF/made it check for newer versions of the page every visit) in IE last week, and thing were back to normal. Even though I usually use Firefox, changing some IE settings made everything(IE/Firefox/OE) much faster. It's now very sluggish again.

According to my ISP people, my connection is fine. Bandwith is fine. I believe it, since when I download/save a large file, the transfer rate is fine. Web browsing, though, is very sluggish. My OE takes a long time also when checking/sending mail. I've run virus(McAfee), spyware(Spybot and Adaware), and CWShredder scans. It seems like my comp is clean.

In windows browser, I noticed that my TIF was like 80MB even when it didn't show anything. So I followed instuctions(Microsoft's, I think) to basically create a new folder, set it as the TIF, delete the old one, remake a new TIF, etc. It's still slow. What else can I do to fix this problem? Would reinstalling IE6 do anything? Can somebody help me?


A:SLOW web browsing, but DSL speed ok... Change browser settings???

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Hello!I run XP SP3 and IE8. For some time now, my browser performance has been terrible. It starts slow and just gets worse and worse. Now I am also getting random redirects when I click on Google search results. It doesn't happen every time, just some times. If I go back to Google and select a search result a second time it never happens. Some days it happens all the time - some days it doesn'tI also run McAfee - which always seems to be finding and fixing issues - but never actually fixing the problem.I would be incredibly grateful for any assistance to fix this - as it's driving me nuts!I was directed to post to this forum in my previous post:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic423384.html/page__pid__2441291#entry2441291To follow and attached - the logs I was instructed to create:DDS Log.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Run by Bazil Woodroffe at 22:46:46 on 2011-10-19Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1535.907 [GMT 1:00].AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* .============== Running Processes ===============.C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exeC:\Program Files ... Read more

A:Google redirects and painfully slow browser speed

Hi,Please do the following:Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:Link 1 Link 2 VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop * IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures. Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\C... Read more

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I run SMP on several computers. I recently upgraded my primary desktop PC after which my browser began running very slow. I spent 10 days troubleshooting without success but did not consider the SMP upgrade to be the problem, that is until I upgraded a second desktop PC. It too (immediately) began running browser activity very slow. Normally a site like CNN.com would fully load in 2-4 seconds but following the upgrade it now takes 20-30 seconds. I have tried all the popular browsers but they all run the same.... very slow. I have a 50 mbps internet service and get very good download speeds on my two laptops which haven't been upgraded. 
Anyone else had this problem? If so were you able to find a fix? I have referred this problem to Iolo but after ten days am still waiting upon them.
Thanks for any help.

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Hi, My friend did a windows recovery after he had a black screen when starting windows. Both IE and Firefox had slow connectivity yet I had him do a speedtest with speakeasy.net and it showed good speeds. He says the longer the computer is on, the slower is a surfing the internet. CPU usage is normal.

internet speeds:

Could the recovery have messed with his computer networking drivers? He used a gateway recovery disk. His computer is either a gateway or dell computer.

A:After computer recovery - browser speed slow, internet speedtest normal

It might just be spyware/malware. I would check the add/remove programs list for any suspicious programs or toolbars and remove them.

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Hi, My friend did a windows recovery after he had a black screen when starting windows. Both IE and Firefox had slow connectivity yet I had him do a speedtest with speakeasy.net and it showed good speeds. He says the longer the computer is on, the slower is a surfing the internet. CPU usage is normal.

internet speeds:

Could the recovery have messed with his computer networking drivers? He used a gateway recovery disk. His computer is either a gateway or dell computer.

A:After computer recovery - browser speed slow, internet speedtest normal

So your computer is NOT a gateway or dell? Is that what your saying? If so, you can't just use any recovery cd on your computer. Let me know more details.

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Hi All

I hope someone out there can help me with this problem.

I am using a laptop in Cambodia and connecting to my ISP (Viettel) via a 3.5G Dongle. (Huewai E1550)
The ISP is a Vietnamese company and the customer support via their Cambodian subsidiary (Metfone) is effectively zero.

Here are my system details:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1271 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33738 MB, Free - 1189 MB;
Motherboard: DIXONSXP, ref.NO:G335-yymmdd-DI-01-00-FF-FF, 1.0, 00000001
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

3.5G Dongle Huawei E1550 95% signal - Blue lights on dongle - 3.2 Mbits/s capable
I use Avast Internet Security and Comodo Firewall.
I have no viruses etc indicated by Avast
Browser Firefox 5.0

My problem is with the download speed when using Firefox (tried IE8 and same slow speed).
When I run speedtest.net I get a download speed of between 0.2 and 0.5 Mbits/s and the pages take annoyingly long to download. I have communicated with others on forums in Cambodia who are getting 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s when browsing using the same dongle and when I run my Vuze torrent downloader I also achieve 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s. So I know these speeds are achievable through my dongle in my prese... Read more

A:Browser Download Speed Less Than Upload Speed but Torrent Speed Superb

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I just got a new Dell PC with XP Pro. I have DSL with an advertised download speed up to 728 Kbits/sec. My internet speed seemed sluggish so I tested it over the last 5 days, several times a day at different times. The download speed varied between 54-171.
I tried disabling the firewall & anti-virus software (scary) but neither made a difference.

Could this be a problem with my ISP or could it be my PC? Is there such a thing as configuring a PC to be optimised for DSL rather than dial-up?

A:Solved: Very Slow Dsl Speed

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Hi guys could you tell me whats using the network on this screenshot please and tell me what 1s to remove so my speed will gain

A:Solved: Net Speed Slow

That screen shot doesn't tell us anything useful. I do see uTorrent running there, that can cause any number of bandwidth issues. Try killing that process and see if things improve.

How about telling us the real issue?

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model of the router.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make and model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

On any problem computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I just bought a new Laptop with Windows 8. But when I tried to connect to Wi-Fi the first time switch it on, it did connect but it can't access to the internet (It said "Limited"). So I re-installed the wi-fi driver. The "Limited" warning was gone but the internet speed was really slow (The laptop wasn't too far from the router).
I had also tried to change the wi-fi channel but it still slow. I just used windows 8 for the first time, did I miss some configuration? Other devices in my house can connect to this Wi-fi network and work fine, except this new laptop.

Thank you for any further answers and helps.

PS. Please excuse my poor English

A:Solved: Really Slow Wi-Fi Speed

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I wasn't sure exactly WHERE to post this... so, I'm gonna start here...

I have a very small desktop computer. It has an AMD Athlon Processor (2850e) 1.8 Ghz, and 2GB RAM. (64 bit OS). it is made by EMACHINES model #EL1331G. I use FIREFOX browser & windows 7 os.

This computer has always been fine for just me. But now my husband has found FACEBOOK GAMES, and it takes FOREVER to load anything! The USER PROFILES option NEVER WORKED ON THIS COMPUTER ~ I have tried to make different profiles, but it never worked. So, it's not only the two of us on it, but now my son wants to use it also. I know this is taking up huge amounts of space & memory. I've tuned it up, taken off unused programs, cleaned it out, and it still doesn't run very well. Pages load eventually, and they can IM pretty quickly.

My question is... can I buy more memory for this computer and make it faster? or should we just buy another tower?? I thought that you could open it up & add another memory board to it?

My next step is to take all my photos & music & put it on my external hard drive, then remove them all from this computer. I just bought myself a laptop, but haven't "broken it in" yet. And, there's a lot of information on this desktop that is still being used by me.

A:Solved: SLOW... Can I speed it up?

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What is the ratio supposed to be between the download speed and the upload speed in a normal working configuation?

My webpages are taking forever to load. I used this speedtest...
and the result was

download speed: 7.427 Mbps
upload speed: 0.006 Mbps

This problem started yesterday and I don't know how to troubleshoot or fix the problem.

Here is my system and equipment that I am using:

My provider is cable, Brighthouse, hooked up to their Scientific Atlanta modem and from there it is hooked up to a Belkin Connect N150 wireless router. I am not using the wireless on my laptop but am wired directly to the router.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2050 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2549 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114219 MB, Free - 73573 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, MPAD-MSAE Customer Reference Boards, Not Applicable, Not Applicable
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: Why is my upload speed so slow?

What is the ratio supposed to be between the download speed and the upload speed in a normal working configuation?Click to expand...

Whatever your ISP declares it to be (presumably they have configured their network that way). For example, my cable ISP advertises 12 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up.

I'm not convinced that the results from that Verizon test are reliable for people who do not have Verizon service. How about trying Speedtest.net? Using that what results do you get with a connection to the router, and what do you get with a connection directly to the modem?

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hi guys i wonder if anyone can help me with my internet speed problem, until a few days ago everything was fine iwas getting 9.80 Mb/s dl and 0.49 Mb/s ul, ping 18ms
but now i'm only getting 0.25 Mb/s dl and 0.18 Mb/s ul, ping 20ms
I'm confused as to why or how this has happened any ideas ??

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I am using DSL to connect to the internet and a Gateway G6-450 Pentium II 450mhz computer with 160MB of RAM. I use Windows 98, IE 6 and Outlook Express. Download speed is about 415kbps but upload speed is only .8 to 2 kbps if that. I can receive emails and attachments just fine but can't send even the smallest attachment, only text messages. Web pages download very slow and sometimes don't load all the way. I also get GDI32.dll errors quite often. I can connect a different computer and everything works fine on it, so I know the problem is not with my DSL provider. Gateway tech support can not seem to help either. I have ran adaware and spybot s&d and removed spyware it has detected. I use a avast! antivirus and it does not detect any viruses. This just started a couple of months ago. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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heya i found this site through google and looks like it could help me (i hope)

anyway heres the problem , a few days ago randomly i think my internet download speed was gotten very slow , this has happened a bit before but it was very on and off and rarely .. there isnt much problem with getting on internet pages they havnt slowed drastically and even games work grand , everything on the computer seems to be working ok just my download speed from pages in particular video streams very slowly even youtube takes an age for the bar thing to fill up . i dont think its a problem with the hardware im useing because it was grand before(wireless labtop). im useing firefox and ive tried useing internet explorer but its just as slow.

anyway please help me out as this is getting really frustrateing.
please reply like im stupid cause i pretty much am when it comes to this.

cheers for any help

A:Solved: my internet speed very slow help !!!

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I am trying to copy files from one Windows 7 PC to another Windows 7 PC using Wi-Fi. I mounted the directory of PC A on PC B and then I am dragging and dropping the file to copy it.
All the PCs on my Home Network are 802.11 N. All the PCs are on the same Homegroup.
PC to PC speed is 1-2MBs but if I drag the same file to my cloud storage it is 80+MBs (these numbers are bases on the More Details in the transfer window)
I tried turning off IPv6 (suggestion from another site)
I tried turning off Remote Differential Compression (suggestion from another thread on this site)
I'm not expecting ultra high speed, but 5MBs would be nice!
Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Slow PC-to-PC transfer speed

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Edit: So relieved now, solved the problem.
I don't know what the problem is and its starting to get on my nerve.

Just a couple of weeks ago my internet was running at its normal speed, but then just recently its running a lot slower. The normal download speed for my Qwest DSL was about 1000 kbps but now its around 300 kbps and my normal upload speed was about 1500 kbps and now its around 400 kbps.

I did a full system virus/spyware scan and found some stuff and deleted them but I'm still having the same problem. I heard from somewhere else that the Internet Security Suite could be slowing down the internet, but I ruled that out becuase I had Zonealarm Internet Security Suite for a long time and it has never slow down my internet.

Well I think I provided everything I know so far. Any help would be nice and if you need more info, I'll try to provide as much as I can.

A:Solved: Internet speed slow

Have you spoken to your ISP? Perhaps they are having problems? Maybe you can even ask them if other customers have complained of similar problems in the last 2 weeks.

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My PC is getting extremely slow of late to open web pages and to send attachments to e-mails etc. Last evening I thought it might be my anti virus slowing things down (AVG) so thought I might try a different anti virus (AVAST) to see if that would improve things. Couldn't download AVAST with AVG installed so uninstalled AVG but AVAST still wouldn't load so went back to reinstall AVG. This took over an hour!!!
Speaking of problem to colleague decided to look at transfer speeds, he and I decided to check his transfer speed compared to mine.
When trying to download AVAST for a test his transfer speed was 85KB/sec and mine was 5.3KB/sec!!!!!!! Both of us are using Windows XP SP3 but with different ISP's.
Any suggestions please.

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Here's the problem. My laptop is not getting the same download speed that it usually does. I usually get about 2-3Mbs but lately it has been under 100kbs and sometimes out completely. I am using a Netgear wnr2000 wireless router with at&t yahoo as the service provider. at&t says that there is nothing wrong with the connection on their side. The network has a password so nobody but me and two other computers should be using the internet. The two other computers are wired and the 2-3Mbs is what I used to get when they were all running at the same time. I have looked through the old posts and I have only found 1 or 2 people with the same problem as me but there threads have not helped me. Well I'm not to sure what else I can say. Thanks for the help.

A:Solved: slow download speed

OP here. I just ran a speed test on it in Safe mode with Networking and it got 4.75Mbs. So obviously it has something to do with my computer when it is booted normally. Could it be that I have a virus/spyware/adware that is hogging all my bandwidth? I've ran windows defender and AVG and they didn't rind anything. I know thoes arent the most credible programs but I don't have that much money to spend on high end stuff . What can I do?

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I have a BT broadband adsl connection and regularly have download speeds of over 3000kps. My upload speeds are however usually in the region of 260 kps. I use Speakeasy to run the speed tests and they say that upload speeds should be similar to download speeds. Is this right? I am running win xp sp2 and connect to a router via an ethernet cable. Using firefox browser. Any advice appreciated.

A:Solved: Slow upload speed

Check with your ADSL service provider to see what speeds come with your particular service. At least in the USA, many broadband provider's packages have upload speeds that are slower than the download speeds.

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I have had this Gateway Processor for a number of months now. It came loaded with Windows 8 and when we got it, it seemed incredibly fast compared to our old E-Machine with Vista. It still seems okay, except for sometimes, but I found a note in my computer file with the www.speedtest.net website and decided to take the free speed test just to see. Well, the results are not good. They say my download speed is only 2.97 and my upload speed is .85 and my "Ping" is only 8. Can you suggest what I might do to improve this?

A:Solved: Slow Connection Speed

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My dvd writing speed used to be faster but now it is like 5x slower then when i bought it which was about 1 and a half year ago. The max it can go is 16x. When i use nero and write files to DVDs it writes slower. Nero still says that it is going 16x max but i can tell that it is Slow.like 8x slower.

Can anyone help me get it to run faster?

A:Solved: Why did my Dvd Writing speed slow down?

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installed for probably a year. For the past few months, the computer's been running pretty slow. The OS takes long to completely boot, and by 'completely boot' I mean the time when you can launch programs. That is, after the OS has fully loaded all of its processes.

Symptoms of slow speed:

Launching a certain 1GB installation (.exe) file causes Windows Explorer to freeze, which requires manually terminating its process and then restarting it.
Start Menu search takes relatively long to show results.
Desktop icons automatically refresh when closing some Windows Explorer windows.
Windows Explorer permanently/temporarily freezes when using it. It also takes very long to scan drives (that is: partitions, DVD drives, etc...).
How do I go about finding the root of this evil?

Update: Looks like all of the problems were solved merely by moving the 1GB .exe file from D drive to C drive. Now everything is as speedy as it should be.

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New PC with WIN 7, Norton Systemworks 360 V5 and Office 2010 Suite. Nothing else loaded.

My Outlook is running dreadfully slow when moving between folders, opening an email, closing one, etc.


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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4008 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1812 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 452287 MB; E: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 875799 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8H61-M LE/CSM
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Slow Speed in Outlook 2010 on New PC

Thoughts: Norton Systemworks 360 V5

Uninstall it then see if there is a marked improvement.

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Hi, I have the sierra aircard 875u, ATT 3g, Ijust bought the MBR 1000 router to network. THe speed on the host is actually faster than using the att communication manager. However, on the other computer itis really slow. Previously I had a linksys N router and managed to get internet sharing up and there was no speed issue. THe speed noted on the client is 54mbs, signal strength "very good" However this is extremely slow, slower than a dial up connection.
Is this typical, is there a way to speed it up? Could the problem be a slow network card?

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Hello all, I am new to these forums and like what I see so far!! So, to my problemo!

I was given my friends laptop to attempt to fix. It's about a year old, and for approximately 3 or 4 months it has apparently been running very "slow". I did the usual virus/spyware checks but to no avail. So I moved on to hardware checks. It also seemed that anything I did took AGES to finish... For example, I did a simple chkdsk from command prompt in windows. This took about 1 hour to complete, stating "there are erros on the disk". I then ran the full chkdsk after reboot, which also took a very long time, and eventually began streaming errors very fast saying "The disk does not have enough space to replace bad clusters detected in file 1 of name." and this kept going counting up and up and up. I left it overnite counting upwards of 40'000, to find it in the morning, rebooted into windows.

I then moved onto downloading the HDD Diagnostic tool provided by the manufacturer. The HDD is a Fujitsu (MHV2080AT) 80Gb, IDE. There are 2 tests available in this program. The "Short" and the "Extended". The approximate times given for the tests were 2 minutes and 70 minutes respectively. However, the short test took an hour or so and passed and the extended was going for about 2 hours before I went to bed, it being at 25%. And once again, passing once I came back to it in the morning.

I got my hands on Freshdiagnose next and I finally see... Read more

A:Solved: Fujitsu HDD Write Speed Very Slow...

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I am paying for 5 meg cable internet and only getting like 30-40 kb/s download any suggestions?
My modem is connected directly to computer (ethernet.) ISP said it was a software problem.
I have run antivirus(Mcafee87), anti malware (Malware bytes), CCleaner. Help would be much appreciated, thanks.

A:Solved: slow cable internet speed

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I got spoiled having a cable modem for the last year. Now I'm in a situation where I can't use it and have to rely on a dial up 56k connection to access the internet.

I have a fast enough pc, running an Insignia Pentium 4 at 2.8 ghz using windows XP. The modem is the one that came with it...a Creative Blaster PCI Value DI5652-1. I have checked with the provider a couple of times, and can't seem to get past a 26.4 connect on this 56K modem. Are there any particular initilization strings that can get this modem working faster?


A:Solved: Modem Connect Speed WAY TOO SLOW

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I have un-installed and re-installed my Linksys E1200 wireless N300 router several times, and can only achieve about .5 MBPS d/l and ~6.0 MBPS u/l data speeds, on a 3 year old HP laptop, running Windows 7. This is wireless service, and the laptop is within 4 feet of the router. I have Comcast service on my desktop, and my "connected" normal d/l speed is ~30 MBPS, with ~5 MBPS u/l. Don't know what else to do. I have connected the laptop directly to the modem, and get 30 MBPS speed, so there is something I'm missing in the wireless router setup.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 356273 MB; D: Total - 599999 MB, Free - 446704 MB; E: Total - 353865 MB, Free - 246417 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., G41M-ES2L
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

Any ideas?

A:Solved: V. slow wifi download speed...

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Hi, I have a AMD Sempron 3200+ which was running at 2ghz, but now according to the system properties in the control panel is now 565Mhz??

I have downloaded the AMD clock which shows it to be running at 2GHZ. I have checked the BIOS to see if the board speed had reduced for some reason but its running @220mhz (which it always has). My machine is running slower than normal and is having issues when playing back audio/visual, slow video normal speed audio. The task manager shows the cpu usage to shoot to 100%. I have updated the BIOS to the latest driver but still the same.

Is this windows issue? don't really want to do a new install

Any ideas??


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My Sony Vaio laptop is experiencing slow internet speed even though the signal level shows as excellent. This is only when using it upstairs, where it is normally used. In the same room as the router it is fine. This has only just starting happening and it was OK anywhere in the house until a couple of days ago. To make it even more confusing my wife's notebook and my iphone work fine on the network in the bedroom. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Slow internet speed on WiFi

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I usually get around 250-300 KBps download speed, but all day today its been at less that 15-25 kBps i have no idea why, i have nothing else on download, im running on "up to 20 MBps Broadband" with a "truly unlimited" bandwidth with BT any one any ideas as to why the sudden drop in download speed?

A:Solved: really slow Download speed all of a sudden

I see this is solved. How did you solve it?

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Hello Everyone,
I need help please. I have 4 computers (iMac, 2 laptops and 1 PC desktop) on a wireless network in different rooms of my house. All but one have 20+ mbps speed. The problem desktop computer is new but has 2.4 mbps speed. I have cable modem with a fast bandwidth and a Cisco N600 router.

I changed the network card (ASUS PCE-N53 Wireless -N Adapter) in the problem computer which didn't improve anything. As I write this, I am using a laptop on the desk with the problem computer and just did a speedtest which came in at 20.13 mbps. If I hard wire the problem computer it runs at 30+ mbps.

Any ideas?


A:Solved: really slow internet speed on one computer

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I have done multiple speedtest from www.speedtest.net over the past 3 days and when I am directly connected to my modem, my download speed is roughly 35 MBPS however, when I am on wifi (literally 5 feet from the router) my download speed is roughly 20 MBPS. I have the Belkin F5D8236-4 router found here http://www.engadget.com/products/belkin/f5d8236-4/.

Is this slowdown of speed due to my router/interference or what?

A:Solved: Upload Speed Slow Over Wifi

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