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Slow Internet Downloading

Posted on 2004-04-18
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Hello,
I am having a very interesting problem with Internet Explorer and download speeds.  I seem to only be able to get 5.5kbs max with any browser (I have tried Mozilla) or anything that connects through HTTP (Like Antivirus Live Update).  I can download fine through Aol Instant Messenger and most other protocol's work fine.  I have checked MTU registry settings and seem to have made the connection steady, but it still downloads very slow.  I have plugged in a seperate computer and it gets great download speeds (350+kb/sec), so I know that it is something to do with HTTP calls.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Seth
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by:onsitez
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  It might be spyware or a virus, try running this free program   http://www.safer-networking.org

  Also Symantec.com has a really good on line virus scanner, click on security response once on their web site, then about half way down the page on the left there is a link that says on line security check and virus scan.
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by:sbs5445
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I have run Symantec Virus scanner along with ad-aware.  Both it didn't come up with a virus and of course there were some tracking bots found... but nothing out of the ordinary.  I think there must be something a bit bigger causing the issue.
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Also, the computer gets great pings to known sites. Like yahoo.com, google.com, etc.
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Fatal_Exception earned 500 total points
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Have you updated the drivers for your Nic..??  I would do this first, if I were you...
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You might even boot to safe mode with networking, then try a dnload to see if something else is interfering..  
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by:sbs5445
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Something had happened with the network card settings.  I had the updated drivers for it, but once I uninstalled the NIC and re-installed it, everything worked fine.  Thanks a lot for all your help guys!
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Very good..!!  

And thanks..

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