Wednesday, March 31, 2010
With the Internet playing such a vital role in everyone's lives nowadays, it's important that your Internet browser is extremely fast and able to load up all the websites you want quickly. Unfortunately many people are actually having trouble with their browsers as they run slower but this tutorial should be able to help you speed up your Internet surfing once and for all.
If you want to speed up your Internet surfing, you first need to see if your connection is fast enough to handle all the surfing that you are doing. To do this, you should look for "Broadband Speed Test" on Google and then click on the first result. This should bring up a test which will tell you how fast your Internet speed is. If your connection speed is below 1mb/s then you should think about calling your Internet company or upgrading.
If your connection speed is okay, then you should then stop any programs that you are not currently using. Programs such as Skype, AIM and MSN messenger often take up a lot of your Internet's speed because they are constantly checking the various servers that they need to. You should stop any program that you are not using by pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL which should bring up the "Task Manager". Inside this, you should click on the "Processes" tab which will list all the programs that are running on your PC. Remove any program you don't want and then try refreshing your browser.
If this does not speed up your browsing speed then you should try reinstalling your Internet browser or trying a new one. To do this, close the browser down and click on Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs. In there, you'll see the browser and you'll see a button that says "Uninstall". Click that and then you'll be able to remove the browser from your PC. Then download an updated version of the program from their site OR get a different browser and install that. This might speed up the surfing speed.
After a browser reinstall, if your Internet surfing speed does not seem to be improved, you should then try using a 'registry cleaner' to speed it up. This is a software tool which scans through all the settings on your computer and removes any of the damaged or corrupt ones that might be causing your PC to run slow. These tools can often speed up the connection of your PC (as corrupt settings often make your PC unable to read Internet sites fast enough).
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