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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

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    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

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    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.

    thanks,

    v
     
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