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Why is downloads so slow?

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January 4, 2013 4:20:10 PM

Hello, I don't understand why all my downloads are all so slow. Utorrent is slow I gotmozzilla and downloads are so slow there.Any kind of downloads are slow. I just got my computer back from the shop it has windows 7. I just clicked ogg windoes firewall and downloaded avast to see if that works. Anybody know what I cando?

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a b $ Windows 7
January 4, 2013 4:25:09 PM

It could be a restriction of your ISP. You can go to a site such as www.speedtest.net and run a test to see what your download/upload speeds are.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 4, 2013 4:40:50 PM

Torrents are not fast to begin with, added to the fact that a large number of providers throttle torrent traffic. You are also limited by the slowest link in the chain. It doesn't matter that you may have 20Mb/sec service if the server at the other end can't do more than 2Mb/sec.
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