Troubleshoot errors in the Internet connection in Windows® 7
Are you facing problems using Internet on Windows 7? Find out how to fix them.
Windows 7 is the best operating system from Microsoft. Windows 7 comes with many features such as Windows Defender (security application), Windows Aero (graphical user interface), Windows Gadgets (for quick access) etc. Windows 7 is ideal for users who have to stay online for many hours at a stretch as it comes with a two-way firewall and also Internet Explorer 8 application. There are no complicated settings for configuring Internet in Windows 7 and even users with very little computer knowhow would be able to connect their systems to Internet without any issue. However, there are some problems that might come up with use of Internet on the Windows 7. These include system not connecting at all, connection getting interrupted, errors during connection, connection being very slow. There might be many reasons as to why such problems come up with the system. These include malware infections within the system, problems with some system files, incorrect configuration of security software/firewall, network related problems, problems with the network drivers installed on the system and so on.
Below mentioned detail gives you more information regarding tips to troubleshoot issues with the use of Internet on your Windows 7 PC:
- Remove malware
- Repair operating system
- Check drivers
Malware can cause many issues with the working of the Windows 7. If your Windows 7 system got infected with a bad malware such as spyware or conficker worm, then issues would come up whenever, users are connecting the system to the Internet. Such Internet issues caused by malware can be resolved by removing the malware from the system using a Windows 7 compatible antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus.
Repair operating system
Problems connecting and using the Internet on your Windows 7 PC might be because some of the system files associated with the functioning of the OS had gotten corrupted or damaged. All Windows 7 users having problems with the Internet are recommended to check the integrity of the system files using the 'sfc/scan now command' and then repair the operating system using the default Windows 7 OS repair tool.
Your Windows 7 has many network related components such as Ethernet card, wireless network card, LAN components etc. All these components require drivers to function. If the drivers installed for network related components got damaged or they became outdated, issues would come up while using the Internet. Windows 7 users facing the Internet issues are advised to check the drivers installed on the system using the device manager and then replace the drivers if they are found at fault to solve the problems.
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