How to increase my internet speed
by tomerryder - 3/29/13 5:36 AM
In Reply to: Re: internet speed by Kees_B
Internet speed is based upon your ISP (internet service provider). Any software claiming to increase your speed is a gimmick. The only way to increase your downloading speed is to upgrade your broadband connection.
You can increase the performance of your computer:
1) Clean up the disk. Uninstall unneeded programs (especially those that run at startup and/or put something in the system tray), run Disk Cleanup, and defragment the drive. This is a good first step that will almost always take a few seconds off boot time and application loads for any computer.
2) Stomp auto-starting programs. Click Start > Run and type "msconfig" at the prompt. Click the Startup tab and look at all that junk that loads when you launch your PC. Do you really need "Adobe Reader Speed Launch"? Probably not. Turn off anything else that looks useless, but be careful not to disable your anti-virus and important system components.
3) Run a full anti-virus and anti-spyware scan. I would recommend using AVG Free anti-virus, Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware remover. These programs are all free.
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