Can anyone help me speed up my downloads on Firefox.
They seem to register about 4-5meg slower on average than if I try the same download using IE7.
I'm on a Virgin 20meg connection, but on Firefox I'm lucky to see 11-15meg whilst on IE7 it usually registers 15-19meg average.
I've tried lots of things to increase my download speeds but they haven't helped,even a new modem. Then I realised the problem looks like it's with Firefox2. I've tried a few Firefox tweeks as well which haven't helped either.
It's starting to look like I'll have to bin Firefox and start using IE7.
I've done the stuff in theose first few links. I don't think it's Firefox that needs speeding up. Firefox is somehow strangling my download speeds by about 4 or 5meg. It's that 4 or 5 meg I want back without having to have to switch back to IE7.
it depends what antivirus you're using, it sounds as though it's not treating firefox as a browser. i had similar with opera, my av was seeing it as a server, i know whith nod32 you have to tick browsers in set up, and cross online games. generally i find firefox quicker than ie.