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Slow download speeds

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ckurka, Feb 25, 2016.

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  1. ckurka

    ckurka Thread Starter

    Feb 25, 2016
    I have a home built 6 core processor, 32 gb ram Running Windows 10.

    A few weeks ago, I noticed a dramatic reduction in download speed. I used to be able to watch a YouTube video without the buffer kicking in. What used to take a minute to download now takes several dozen minutes. When I check my download/upload speeds at the AT&T site, they are 7.6 and 1.4 respectively ~ which is what I expected.

    I ensured my virus (Avast!) and malware (Malwarebytes) apps were updated and did deep scans but turned up nothing. I checked to see if somebody is syphoning my bandwidth, and that came up clean as well. My girlfriends cheap HP laptop does not seem to be having these issues.

    I had been using Google Chrome for years with no problems. When I started having issues, I moved over to Microsoft edge. Speed improved somewhat, but still not where it used to be.

    What am I missing?
  2. valis

    valis Moderator

    Sep 24, 2004
    Howdy and welcome. I'm going to move this to networking, as we haven't confirmed it's malware causing this, and only shielded malware experts can respond in the virus/malware forum.


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