Solved How can I speedup my internet?

April 10, 2014 at 18:57:22
Specs: Windows 7
My internet is so slow recently. I used ToolWiz Care to speedup my pc. After I install it, my computer is much faster than before. But the internet speed is still slow. How can I solve it?

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April 10, 2014 at 19:25:45
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I do not know anything about the toolwiz but it is generally a bad idea to use most programs and websites that are supposed to speed up your PC. At best, most do very little, less than you can do yourself, and at worst, can infect your system. Most just put in reports or pop ups that tell you to visit their site and pay them to clean you your machine for you. This typically makes the machine feel better for a while but you will eventually get more that will try to convince you that you need to pay for a full time service to keep your machine clean.

First, really clean out your machine to make it better and then see if your internet is really slow. If it is slow, it can be your ISP, your modem, your router or wireless router, or any connections. We need to know these answers to help you with this:
What type of internet service do you have? (Cable, DSL, dial up, FIOS)
What type of modem?
What type of Router?
What antivirus program do you use?
How recently have you done a Windows Update?

To speed up your computer:
Uninstall any programs you do not ever use.
Run Disk Clean Up on your hard drive (right click on drive in Computer>Properties>Disk Clean Up)
Run msconfig, go to Start Tab and uncheck all except your antivirus program and Microsoft programs, Apply and let it restart your machine. (removes many programs from starting with Windows. You can re-add anything later if you find you need it, just by repeating and adding check)
Install, update, and run Malwarebytes (free version), remove all it finds.
List your system specs so we can see if something may help, like adding more memory if you have the minimum.
Report results.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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April 10, 2014 at 19:53:25
hi Fingers, All the functions of ToolWiz are free currently. Besides, Toolwiz Care, there are still other products, such as Time Freeze, Smart Defrag, and so on. You can check it here:

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April 11, 2014 at 06:57:36
There is only one way to "speed up" your internet and that's to buy a bigger bandwidth package.

There's nothing you can do to your PC, or it's network interface to increase bandwidth. So programs and app's that claim to do so are complete BS and not even worth downloading.

Typically, most modern network interfaces are rated for 1000 Mbps (1 Gig). Your internet could be 1.5, 5, 10 or even 100 Mbps. You can do the math I'm sure. The point being is, chances are your internet is quite a bit slower than the slowest piece of equipment in your home LAN and nothing you can do to your equipment is going to improve that.

If you have concerns you're not getting the bandwidth you're paying for I highly recommend you do a bandwidth test (google that) online. If you're not getting the bandwidth you're paying for contact your provider immediately.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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April 12, 2014 at 05:14:47
Note, #3 is all quite true.
Note that the utility package that is included with Windows 7 including defrag is significantly better than ANYTHING that has come before it (unlike the older versions of Windows) that anything that is aftermarket will not be a significant improvement and probably a downgrade. In Windows 7, the defrag is pretty integrated in Windows 7 and is invisible and nearly continuous so I would highly recommend NOT using anything else.
Your choice, I would uninstall it. The things I listed above will help your system more. Consider doing them either way.

Internet wise, make sure that your hardware and that supplied by your ISP are up to modern standards, run an internet speed test (or two), and contact your ISP for help or upgrade as needed.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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