How to Deal With Slow Internet Connection Speed

Even the fastest computer will tend to slow down over time as it becomes blocked up with unused files and programs. This will have a knock-on effect on the speed of your internet browser, slowing down to a frustrating crawl. So what solutions are out there to help speed up the speed of your internet connection?
The good news is that there are a few simple steps you can take to make sure that your internet browser continues to run at top speed.

Make sure that you keep your internet browser updated to the latest version. In Internet Explorer, click “Tools”, “Windows Update” and “Check for Updates” from the list of options to install any new software that’s available. You should also delete any temporary files that are stored in your computer’s browser cache. Click “Tools” and then “Delete Browsing History.” Select the option to delete your temporary Internetfiles. It is also a good idea to reduce the time that Internet Explorer stores the Web pages that you’ve visited. Click “Tools” and then select “Internet Options” to see how many how many days pages are being stored for. Reducing this to one day will usually help your browser to run faster.

Unnecessary add-ons can also slowing down your browser. Click “Tools” and “Manage Add-Ons” in Internet Explorer, have a look through the list of add-ons and disable any that you no longer use, especially toolbars which can have a significant effect on browser performance.

One of the most irritating things when you’re online is when you get unwanted pop-ups. As well as being a nuisance, they can also slow down your internet browser. You can block unwanted pop-ups in Internet Explorer by selecting “Internet Options” from the “Tools” menu, clicking on the “Privacy” tab and ensuring that the “Pop-Up Blocker” is switched on.

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