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May 26, 2014 9:58:03 AM

So lately my internet has been really slow.

I've tried with other computers, and that worked just fine.

But not on my computer.

Why?

I use Ethernet cable. Not WiFi.
May 26, 2014 10:06:01 AM

So other devices work normally when used through the same internet connection?

Download Malwarebytes and run it: https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/
This will make sure that your PC isn't infected with malware.
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May 26, 2014 10:17:14 AM

Eduello said:
So other devices work normally when used through the same internet connection?

Download Malwarebytes and run it: https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/
This will make sure that your PC isn't infected with malware.


I tried to download it.

I got this message: The application has failed to start because it's side by side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command line sxstrace.ses tool for more details.
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May 26, 2014 10:18:29 AM

Also, having run a full antivirus check, check the settings of your antivirus program - some (Bitdefender for example) are sufficiently aggressive at their normal settings to dramatically reduce perceived internet speed, even with the latest super-fast SSDs

Try reducing the antivirus setting for example from 'normal' to 'permissive' or whatever your programs equivalent settings are, and see if you get an increase - measure with a site such as speedof.me
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May 26, 2014 10:48:33 AM

The internet is made up of a huge number of routers, servers, cables etc. The speed of your internet access can be
affected by any of these. Your ISP may provide 8Mbps or 54Mbps, but this is only as far as their access point to the internet. If the site you are visiting is popular, or lots of people are online, your connection to sites may well still be slow. If only a few sites you visit are slow, the problem could be with those sites; if every site is slow, then the problem is probably with your connection.
Troubleshooting a slow connection can be a drawn out problem. Changing your ISP may help, but to be honest, your problem is more likely with your PC settings, or the wiring/cables in your house. Lot's of PC magazines give reasonably straightforward instructions on things to check to improve your speed. These usually include tweaking your PC settings (you can get little applications to do this for you), using decent (and short) cabling between your router and wall socket, not placing your cabling close to electrical sources etc Also, try using the speed tester to measure your speed here http://www.scanmyspeed.com/ at different times during the day and see if the problem is

always present (again, makes it more likely your connection/settings) or if it comes and goes.
Sorry, there isn't a one-size-fits-all quick answer to questions like these.

I think ur PC is running slow because of the following possibilities.

1. Hard disk drive is short on available disk space.
2. Several software programs have been installed leaving behind bad files and confusing the software.
3. Data Corruption.
4. Computer is overheating.
5. Bad Hardware.

l hope these steps will help you.
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