Learn what causes Windows® 7 to deliver slow download speed
Are you getting very slow download speed on your Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve the problem
Windows 7 is the latest OS from Microsoft. Windows 7 is a very network friendly operating system and can be configured and used with almost any type of network. Windows 7 has features such as Windows Defender security application and a two-way firewall to ensure that malwares or other infections would not come into the system when the OS is connected to a network. Nonetheless, there are some problems that might come up with the use of Internet on Windows 7. These include system freezing when connecting to Internet, connection being very slow, very slow download speed etc. The very slow download speed on Windows 7 means that users would not be able to download any application, files or even security updates for the product. The slow download speed of Windows 7 might be because of reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with network connection in use, some other application running in the background consuming all of the Internet bandwidth, problems with the browser used for downloading the particular file.
The following details mentioned below give users the various tips to resolve Windows 7 slow download speed:
- Check applications/ services
- Run antivirus program
- Verify network settings
Check applications/ services
Windows 7 can be installed with many applications. Some Internet related applications usually startup with the OS and run in the background consuming Internet bandwidth. Windows 7 users facing slow download speed problem are advised to check the active tasks and applications running in the background using the task manager utility and terminate unnecessary services. This would help increase download speed.
Run antivirus program
If your Windows 7 system gets infected with a malware such as spyware, then the Internet bandwidth would be consumed by the malware. Spywares usually send out information from the system so as to cause slow download problem. Removing the malwares from the system using an updated antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus would solve this problem.
The slow download speed problem on Windows 7 system might be also because of network related problems. If the default DNS server provided by the default ISP (Internet service provider) is having some issues, then the download speed would be affected. In such cases, the problem can be resolved by changing the DNS server in use to a more reliable server such as Google DNS or Open DNS.
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