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Recently my access to the web via the internet has been extremely slow -- any suggestions as to what I can do to help speed it up. I routinely scan for viruses and spyware. The computer is getting older and I am on DSL. -- Before I replace either or both I'd like to try troubleshoooting a little.
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Are you using Firefox or IE, etc?

Are you - and have you - been using wireless internet or were connecting using an ethernet cable?
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I'm using IE and wireless
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One of the most basic possible options is to download CCleaner and run scans of all types and fix the issues. This may assist in increasing speed.
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One of the most basic possible options is to download CCleaner and run scans of all types and fix the issues. This may assist in increasing speed.


Actually, no. That is NOT a good option. :) CCLeaner is a very powerful tool, and should ONLY be used under direct supervision of someone who is highly familiar with it. Please do not ever tell someone to download it and "run scans of all types". You could seriously bork their computer.
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