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Download issues?

Last Modified: 2013-12-14
I am having downloading issues. i use cable internet.
when i am downloading directly , i do not get any speeds and it gets stuck half way during the download and times out. it happens for all the direct download websites such as download.com etc. i currently use firefox as my browser. i tried downloading though internet explorer and chrome - but the same problem arises.
this happens only in direct download. downloading through torrents works perfectly, also get full speed on that.
also i just uninstalled my antivirus software - was using symantec antivirus.
also disabled my firewall
but still - no changes
please help.
browsing the internet works perfect. but downloads are the only problem

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