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Why is My Computer Internet Slow? Steps to Speeding up Your Surfing

Mar 29, 2008
Usually slow computer problems and slow internet problems go hand in hand. A variety of factors can impact both issues and there is no one fix that can make the issue go away. The good news is that the problems can be resolved rather quickly if certain steps are taken.

Obviously, if you have dial-up service or free services where the servers are weighed down, you are more likely to experience computer internet slow downs. These problems can sometimes go away by simply upgrading the services you have.

If you choose to keep the costs lower than what the high speed investment is, you will likely have a tough time getting your internet much faster. Still, some of the steps below may help.

Step One: Download and Run a Top Registry Repair and Cleaner Software. This will rid of Internet Explorer plug ins that are not vital and will create a better efficiency in the Windows registry (file structure for the operating system) which will speed up your computer.

You can do a free download and scan initially to ensure that registry errors are found before investing in the repair option. Ensure that the product has both repair and optimization features.

Step Two: Download and Run a Quality Spyware Program to Remove any Spyware, Adware, Malware, and Viruses. This can include Trojans, hijackers, keyloggers, and pop-up generators.

Unfortunately, there are destructive people who stay awake at night thinking of ways to harm others. Unauthorized downloads on your computer is one way they achieve their goal.

Step Three: Do a Broadband and Wireless Modem Reset (30 seconds will do great).

Step Four: Clean the History and Temporary Files off Your Browser (Settings, Internet Options).

Step Five: Use Free System Resources to Make Room on Hard Drive. (Start, Accessories, System Tools, then run Disk Cleanup, Disk Defrag, and create a restore point on system without running the actual full restore feature.

Step Six: Remove Any Unneeded Programs off Your Computer. (Start, Control Panel, Add or Remove programs, then choose programs to remove that you do not plan on using soon).

Other Tips to Increase Internet Speeds:

Check connections. Make sure that each of your connections is up to par and that phone lines are not corrupt.

Check with your broadband provider about testing connection speeds. Do several tests and average out.

Try to avoid high traffic times when many people are on the same servers at the same time.

Upgrade your speed through provider. There are many services available (in most areas) and you are not stuck with your current speeds.

If all else fails, do a full system restore back to factory condition and reinstall vital programs that you use. This is time consuming but definitely an option if all else fails.

Set up a firewall to be in control of what programs have access to the net and vice versa.

If your computer equipment (hardware) is outdated, it may be time to upgrade since prices are great on computers these days.

After completing the actions in this article, computer internet slow downs will be a thing of the past.

Be sure to restart your PC for any changes to apply.
About the Author
Daryl Moore specializes in Windows registry and slow computer problems. For complete steps for repairing your issue, see www.registry-repair-source.com For tools to help you in the steps outlined, see www.registry-easy-info.com and www.xoftspyse-facts.com
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