Internet in the PC is VERY slow

Asus / Cm6830
August 20, 2012 at 17:38:31
Specs: Windows 7, Intel i5 / 6 GB
I have a Mac and a PC. They are both connected to the same router with the mac is port 1 and the PC in port 2. The dwonload speed on th Mac seems to be just fine. ON the PC, its beyond slow. Right now I'm downloading a file that is 1.39GB and its downloading at 48.5KB per second. Says it will that 10 hours to finish. Something is obviously wrong here. Somebody please help me!!

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#1
August 21, 2012 at 13:23:20
Try using dsl speed test site for a better idea.

If it did work fast at one time then you need to find out what has changed. If we assume that the hardware is OK then we have to look at software. I would boot to a live cd of some kind and re-test the dsl speed test.

Some of the reasons that a windows computer gets slower may range from malware, spyware to lack of hard drive space or swap space. Might include too many running tasks or even some task using bandwidth.

A long time ago the nic may have been set in wrong speed. I kind of doubt that, most nic's are way faster even in slow settings than most home ISP speeds.

Guess cable could be bad or nic bad or the switch/modem port bad. You need to start with some tests.

May end up having to reload the OS and put a good security suite on it.

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#2
August 22, 2012 at 14:35:52
First try installing MalwareBytes freebie on it from here (green button top right):
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...
It can often find what AV's miss.

Also try CCleaner Slim which can clear a lot of junk out of your comptuer:
http://majorgeeks.com/CCleaner_Slim...
(ignore any free scan adverts).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
August 27, 2012 at 20:49:02
pay for fast internet connection

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#4
August 28, 2012 at 15:50:54
Nipples, he stated that the speed on his Mac was fine, so that pretty much indicates he already has a fast internet connection.

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