To fix slow Internet speed, close all unnecessary windows, check for viruses and spyware, empty your browser cache, and turn off programs running in the background. This takes a varying amount of time depending on the cause of the problem.Continue Reading
Before doing anything else, check your open windows and tabs. Windows that are constantly updating or playing videos in the background may be eating up bandwidth and slowing down your overall experience, depending on how many you have open. Pages composed of mostly text files are less likely to cause problems.
Viruses and spyware can significantly cripple your computer's performance. Running a scan should only take a few minutes, and the process can usually run in the background while you're performing other tasks.
When your its memory cache is full, your browser slows down to compensate. This can make it seem as though your connection itself is running slow. Empty it, and see if you notice a difference.
Check to see what processes are running when your computer starts. Certain programs may be running or updating in the background without your knowledge. Turn them off if you're not using them and they aren't necessary for normal operation.
To resize windows in Internet Explorer, open a new window in the browser and drag the corners of the window. Hold the Ctrl key, click on the File menu and close the window. Subsequent windows automatically open to the preferred size.Full Answer >
Slow Internet speed is caused by several factors including inadequate hardware connections between the machine to the wall; an incorrectly configured modem or router; an older network interface card; spyware or malware; and an outdated domain name system. In addition, radio or microwave interference may degrade an Internet wireless signal.Full Answer >
On its own, Frostwire is a very safe program free of viruses and spyware. However, since Frostwire is a filesharing program, it is only as safe as the files it downloads.Full Answer >
Some highly rated free programs that prevent spyware and viruses as of 2015 include Ad-Aware Free Antivirus Plus, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and AVG AntiVirus Free 2015. Although all three programs are free, they feature premium versions that include features such as heuristic protection and password encryption.Full Answer >