A lot of people with computers are finding that their internet is running slow or may be it is the PC that is running so slow. So what is going on and how can you fix this.
There are several steps you need to take to determine the source of the problem. If your internet speed has always seemed to be slow it just may be the PC itself but if the speed has dropped suddenly there may be other reasons for it. These are the steps you need to look at to fix this problem for good.
# 1 The first thing you need to look at is your connection. If you are using wireless it may be a problem with your location or maybe you have moved around and your network speed has dropped. It may be that your ISP has problems or is throttling your connection. How do you find this out? The best way to discover this is to go on the internet and run a speed test. The easiest way to do this is at speedtest.net. It will tell you your speed and you can compare it against others to get an idea of what it should be.
If the speed is OK you need to look at your computer for the answer.
# 2 Is your computer infected with a trojan, a virus or malware. If you spend a lot of time on the internet chances are it may be infected without you even knowing about it. If you have an antivirus software, update it. If you have not get one and then run a full system scan.
If this does not find anything you need to check for spyware and trojans. These are both malicious and can not only slow your computer down but grab everything you enter on your computer including bank account login, account numbers, credit card details and passwords.
You can download two pieces of free software to check for this. The first one is called spybot search and destroy which will find spyware and remove it. The second is called malwarebytes which will find some trojans and more malicious spyware and get rid of it for free. You can search for these using a search engine and download them.
# 4 Check the registry for corruption and errors. Downloading software, games, toolbars and free trials all the time and constantly installing and removing them does your PC and your windows registry no favors, not to mention some of them might be malicious. Registry errors can bring your computer to its knees.
You can check for errors by downloading a registry scanner. This will determine if there are any errors. If there are you can get rid of them and this includes hidden entries left behind by spyware and trojans. Doing this will speed up a slow windows computer and your internet connection quickly.