Since 2 days my internet got really slow. I tried different browsers but it was all the same. (opera 10.63, opera 11, ie8)
My OS = Win XP MCE SP3
The problem is that nothing happens until after about 30 seconds (sometimes 2 minutes, mostly 30 secs) the website instantly finishes loading (within half a second, as usual).
I tried/ruled out a lot of things:
- removed temp files
- reinstalled browser
- other computers in network don't suffer from the problem.
- Thoroughly scanned with Kaspersky 2011.
- disk cleanup
- a static IP + google's DNS server (126.96.36.199/188.8.131.52)
- clearing HOSTS file in system32/drivers/etc
- shut down DNS client service in services.msc
- DNS flush
- netsh winsock reset
- netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
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the more browsers and programs you load into your computer, the slower it will go. The more microsoft updates that are loaded into your computer, the slower it will go.
and if you are using multiple security programs, you can expect it to run slower.
If the computer is a single core processor, with less than 1 GB RAM memory, you can expect it to be all the more slower.
The trick is to eliminate as many programs as possible, that you do not use. The fewer programs that are installed, the faster it will run. This means load only one browser, use only one media player, use only one security program. Erase everything that is duplicated or un used.
But then there is also crap internet service. Your provider can be just as much to blame as a computer with too many programs installed.
There is no such thing as a free download that fixes slow computers.
December 10, 2010 6:55:14 AM
Ah, I forgot to tell some more about that. Those things you say are ruled out because I didn't install a lot of stuff, have a dualcore, 2gb ram and it was suddenly from very fast response to very slow response.
The ISP is ruled out in this case as there is no problem with other computers on my network.