ok so i'm hoping someone hear can shed some light on this one for me coz i'm stumped so iv got 100meg fibre optic broadband and i noticed my speed results kept hitting only 20 meg so i formated my system re installed and done a speed check as soon as it was done and got 105meg then i installed avg and syagte bit torrent the usual stuff after the reboot and it dropped to 20meg again so after sevrial reboots the same thing every time the min i put avg or avast or sygate in my system speed would drop so i got another system out the closet rebooted it same thing happens now i'm running my system with windoes firewall and i need to install avg every few days to scan the take it back out again but even with it out again its still only sitting at 40meg the only time i can get 100meg is just after a reboot and if i dont install any firewall or anti virus as soon as i do it drops now surely i must be missing something here a simple soloution coz avg and avast are great anti virus software so surely this must be somethign els
It doesn't even need to be two Anti-Virus programs to cause the slowdown. I noticed the dramatic difference in download speed between my PC with Avast and my Mac with no Anti-Virus installed. Since changing to Microsoft Security Essentials in the PC, I have the full speed I expect from my ISP (Virgin cable).
This is an interesting Auto Speed Tester that you can leave running and it automatically checks Upload, Download, Ping at pre-set intervals.
MGMCC THANKS M8 ILL GIVE THAT A TRY AFTER THIS NEXT FORMAT I DONT HAVE AN ANTIVIRUS INSTALLED JUST NOW AND NOT ANY BETTER SO MITE AS WELL WIPE IT ITS A REAL SHAME COZ AVG AND AVAST WERE ALWAYS GOOD WE ANTIVIRUSES BETTER THAN MCAFEE OR NORTON ANYWAY SO I HOPE Microsoft Security Essentials WORKS FOR ME COZ ITS REALLY STARTING TO FRY MY BRAIN DOES Microsoft Security Essentials INCLUDE A FIREWALL OR ARE U USING WINDOWS FIREWALL? CHEERS AGAIN M8
AS FOR FRUIT BAT CAN YOU NOT TELL FROM THE OTHER POSTS THAT I MEANT AVG OR AVAST INSTALLED ONE AT A TIME NOT BOTH INSTALLED AT THE SAME TIME IF I WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO HAVE TWO ANTIVIRUSES INSTALLED AT THE SAME TIME I WOULD BE AS DUMB AS YOU FOR ASKING SUCH A STUPID QUESTION