Addressing Slow Internet Connection in Windows® 7
Offer tips to fix the issue of slow Internet connection in in Windows 7.
Windows 7 is the latest OS released by Microsoft with a lot of new features. The Internet connection speed completely depends on the type of the Internet connection that you have. Even though you have a high speed DSL or a cable modem connection, there are times when the Internet browsing speed may slow down and even crawl. Slow Internet connection may be called as the latency displayed by a website to load its images and contents. This can happen if the computer is infected with spyware or malware, if the temporary Internet files pile up considerably, or may be the web browser itself is not updated properly. There can be lots of other issues aiding slow Internet connection speed in Windows 7 such as the presence of a Firewall, Browser add-ons, and multiple search toolbars in the browser.
Reasons due to which Windows 7 may have slow Internet connection and their solutions:
- Clear the Internet cache
- Remove viruses
- Update web browser
Clear the Internet cache
Internet cache is also known as the Temporary Internet Files folders, the location where your browser records the items (sounds, cookies, web pages) from the website each time you visit it. Storing these files can make the browser load pages more quickly when you visit the site next time, but the Internet cache needs to be cleared regularly to free up the space in the computer and enhance browsing speed. This can be done from the Internet options or with the help of third party PC Tune Up tools.
If the computer is infected with viruses, that can also cause poor Internet performance. Spyware can cause the browser to slow down by gaining control over it in order to get your personal information without your knowledge by using keystrokes. It can be even worse when there are lots of spyware programs running at the same time. The best way to resolve this issue is to run a full system scan with a good antivirus software, which will eliminate all the viruses.
A web browser is the program which you use to surf the Internet. So, if the web browser is not updated with the latest add-ons required to work in Windows 7, the Internet connection speed may slow down. Web browsers can be updated from the browser itself by checking for updates. You need to restart the browser after updating them.
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