Fast download speeds but Internet playing up. Help

  noobleeds 08:28 11 Nov 2009


My Internet connection is driving me batty. According to every broadband speed test I've ever run I have nearly 9Mbps but just lately (last week) I have to refresh a page every time to load it and it takes forever for pages to eventually display - sometimes not even bothering to do so. I've tried with different browsers and that's not done the trick (currently using Firefox 3.5).

Any ideas on what might be going on? Virus checkers haven't found anything and I am beginning to lose my rag as I work from home so my Internet connection is crucial.



  User-1229748 08:29 11 Nov 2009

have you run any antispyware programs like malwarebytes and superantispyware?click here

  noobleeds 08:39 11 Nov 2009

Yeah. Run Spybot and superantispyware (free version) and found nothing other than the usual cookies.

  User-1229748 08:50 11 Nov 2009

what operating system have you and what are your system specs?

  noobleeds 09:02 11 Nov 2009

Win XP
Dual Core 3Ghz processor
512MB video card
620GB HD (over half space is left over 3 partitions)
Belkin Wireless N Router

  noobleeds 09:23 11 Nov 2009

Could it be my AVG? I've read disabling LinkScanner could work and I did upgrade to version 9.0 the other day.

  User-1229748 12:12 11 Nov 2009

yes disabling link scanner is a good idea.

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