Post by Neo Samurai on Oct 21, 2007 12:28:42 GMT -5
I just recently got a new computer with high speed internet (Verizon). It was working pretty well for a while, but now, it's starting to act like dial-up (it's loading things at snail's pace). I don't know what's wrong.
Has this happened to anyone before and if so, how can I fix it?
Post by Dungeon Warden on Oct 22, 2007 10:02:31 GMT -5
Are you using any Spyware blocker/ remover tools? PC Tools Spyware Doctor is one of the best (tested and rated by several technology groups). Since I started using the program, my Internet speed has increased noticeably.
Time of day and time of year can also effect the speed as the server gets overloaded with a lot of connections at once. This can happen to individual sites independently with the whole network.
Have you installed a new program presently? Some programs connect to the Internet to look for updates or for other reasons. Chat programs and game programs (like Steam) all use up bandwidth.
Some malware blocking or anti-virus programs will actually slow down your connection speed as each page is tested before it's downloaded. This is more a problem with e-mail then with regular sites. There is usually an option to turn this feature off.
Sometimes the slowdown is just temporary due to your service provider working on the server or the lines. These types of problems usually clear up within a week.