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Download Speed Troubleshooting

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I am having problems with Download Speed and wondering how to fix it?“ - Anna M., New Zealand

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Overview of Download Speed

When your download speed has slowed down, you may be frustrated when you are on the Internet or trying to run a program or game. There are many reasons for a decrease in download speed, but if you are a normal PC user, you may not even know where to start in your search for the reasons.

Some of the reasons for a decrease in download speed can be attributed to the programs and applications that you have downloaded to your computer, but others can be attributed to viruses, tracking cookies, and other things that are put onto your computer by other people and websites over the Internet. Download speed can also be affected by the memory of your computer and your hard drive.

If you have had your computer for a long period of time, your CPU can become worn out and slow down, causing a download speed issue. In addition, if your memory is full, download speed can also be affected.

Download speed issues can come on gradually or all of a sudden, but it is something that you want to be aware of to take care of it as soon as possible.

What Problems are Associated with Download Speed?

When you begin to notice slight freezes when you are online or you are noticing that your computer is slow to respond to your directions, it could be due to the download speed.

Whether you are experiencing problems in download speed due to a virus or malware, or you need to clean up your drive, you want to give it attention as soon as possible to ensure that you will not get frustrated with your computer. Download speed is an important part of any computer and if you are noticing slow response time in any part of your computer use, you want to consider what the causes could be.

Whether you are waiting on your Internet connection, wanting to download music or videos, or trying to receive files via email, when your download speed is less than normal, it will seem to take forever.

This is not something that you want to deal with or have to simply live with. Increasing download speed can make you more efficient and ensure that your time on the computer is as efficient as possible.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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