Speed of connection in Windows® 7
What are the causes and issues with Internet connection on your Windows 7 and tips to resolve them?
Internet connects millions of computers around the world. These connected computers can share data among them. Modern day Internet technology allows users to share data between computers at very fast rates. Windows 7 is one of the newer generation operating systems from Microsoft. This OS has been specifically designed for users who like to use the Internet extensively. Windows 7 comes with features such as Windows Defender and a two-way firewall to ensure that system would be well protected from all kinds of online threats. There are also large numbers of Windows 7 compatible web browsers that can be installed easily. However, there are some problems that might come up with the use of Internet on your Windows 7 OS. Internet connection being very slow, connection getting frequently disconnected, errors during connection etc. are some of them. The connection being slow is a very common issue that could be because of many reasons such as malware infections within the system, network related problems, some application running in the background consuming Internet bandwidth, issues with network related drivers etc.
Following details give users information regarding tips to fix slow Internet connection problem in Windows 7:
- Remove malware
- Update drivers
- Disable automatic program updates
If your computer with Windows 7 loaded, got infected with a malware, then slow Internet connection might come up. This is because malware such as spyware would be constantly running in the background of the system and sending out information from the system to malware source causing slowdown of connection speed. Such problems can be easily resolved by removing the malware from the system using an antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus.
The connectivity hardware such as network cards require drivers to function. If the network related drivers installed on your computer with Windows 7 is outdated or incorrect, the drivers would not be able to sustain effective communication between hardware and the OS which would result in slow connection speeds. Windows 7 users facing such problems are advised to update the drivers installed on the system which would solve the issue.
Disable automatic program updates
Majority of all applications come with automatic updates. If Windows 7 users have installed large numbers of applications on the system, they might be automatically downloading updates consuming Internet bandwidth. Windows 7 users experiencing slow Internet connectivity issues are suggested to disable automatic updates of unnecessary applications (except the operating system auto-update, which would speed up Internet services.
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