Speed Up Downloading Programs

If you are experiencing sluggish Internet downloads, you can increase the speed easily for free. There are a lot of different causes of slow Internet downloads, but you can utilize routine troubleshooting methods to solve these problems. These instructions will assist you regardless of what you have dial-up, DSL or cable Internet service. You should try to use these troubleshooting techniques before attempting to "tweak" your Internet speeds, as altering the settings of your Internet connection does not always work and can make the problem worse.


  1. Step 1 Click the "Start" menu, right-click on "Computer," then choose "Manage." Click "Device Manager." Double-click the "Network adapters" button. Right-click the network adapter you are currently using to connect to the Internet and choose "Properties." Click on the "Driver" tab and Select "Update Driver." This will resolve a lot of problems that you are experiencing. But, if you have updated the driver of your network adapter and have observed that the speed of your Internet downloads is slower, choose "Roll Back Driver" instead.

  2. Step 2 Install a free download software service on your PC. It can greatly increase the speed of your Internet downloads by getting multiple applications at once and by continuing interrupted downloads. This works because a lot of software download websites give files slowly so using a service like this will speed up your Internet downloads by making efficient use of your accessible bandwidth.

  3. Step 3 Close any applications that are running. Having too many programs running on your PC can get in the way of your Internet downloads. Background programs can take up system resources such as memory, Internet bandwidth and CPU resources. Remember that Windows keeps applications in memory after they have been closed down. If you shut down your open applications and the speeds of your Internet download are still sluggish, try a cold boot. You can do this by turning your computer off, leaving it off for at least thirty seconds, then turning it on again. Continue your download and don't run any other programs.

  4. Step 4 Download and set up anti-spyware and anti-virus software use them for regular security scans. Viruses and spyware can take over your bandwidth and slow your Internet download down to a sluggish crawl. They may control system resources like your RAM, processor, and hard disk space. Removal of malware would not only speed up the Internet downloads, but it will increase your PC's overall speed as well.

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