Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How to Fix a Slow Internet Problem

A slow Internet connection can be extremely frustrating when you are working online. You can contact a computer technician, but they will most likely charge you a large amount of money to just look at your computer. To avoid repair costs, there are some simple tricks you can try on your own to fix a slow Internet connection.

# Step 1: Run a virus scan on your computer. If your virus and spyware protection are up-to-date, the scan will detect any offenders and remove them from your computer.

# Step 2: Unplug your modem and wait a minute. Many times resetting a modem will fix the slow Internet connection.

# Step 3: Perform a system restore on your computer. This allows you to undo any harmful changes that you have made to your computer that could be causing the slower Internet.

# Step 4: Free up space on your hard drive. Routinely removing temporary Internet files and programs that you no longer use will help keep your computer running efficiently.
# Step 5: Test your connection. Many Internet providers will allow you to use their site to check to make sure that there is not a problem with your connection.

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