Slow internet problem is a common issue occurring in Windows 7 operating system. Though you are using a high speed internet connection, your internet goes slow. It happens especially in the following circumstances:
1. Internal problems:
a. Third-party toolbars are installed
b. Third-party add-ons are installed
c. Corruption in the cache
d. DLLs conflicts
2. External problems:
a. Website server is too busy
b. Connection problem from the ISP
The internal problems can be fixed/adjusted by us. As they are related to our computer, we can solve them our own. And, the latter are out of our scope. What we can do is to only complain about them to the respective authority.
Third-Party Toolbars are Installed
Many free software products on the internet come with third-party toolbars. The toolbars include a search engine, easy access to our email accounts and other utility features.
These toolbars often slows down your web browser and thereby the internet connection on Windows 7 operating system. They take more time for loading than how much your web browser takes. So, disable them, if you do not use.
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click View | Toolbars.
3. Uncheck the toolbar you do not wish to keep enabled.
4. Confirm the action when prompted to disable the associated add-ons.
Third-Party Add-Ons are Installed
Like the toolbars, add-ons too are the utility features introduced by the third-parties. These add-ons help viewing the various types of contents, like videos, multimedia and playing online games.
Often the internet is slow in Windows 7 due to these add-ons.. The others which are not essential should be disabled.
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click Tools | Manage Add-Ons.
3. Select All Add-Ons option from the Show drop-down box.
4. Disable the unnecessary third-party add-ons.
5. Click Close button.
Corruption in the Cache
Web browser cache enables easy access to our most recently viewed websites. A copy of the most recently viewed websites is stored on your hard disk, and loaded every time you request opening that webpage. This reduces the overall time of loading that website and boosts the internet performance.
However, it is found that the files in bad state stored in your web browser cache makes it difficult to work for your web browser and thereby slows down the internet connection. What you need to do is delete all the files in the browser cache and then restart your web browser.
1. Download a system cleaner product. A system optimizer product enables clearing the browser cache of all the installed and supported web browsers at a time.
2. Click System Cleaner.
3. Click Clean button.
4. Restart your web browser.
Dynamic Link Library (DLL) files involve modules used by various programs and Windows components. The programs running on your Windows 7 operating system loads the required DLLs from the information that they retrieve from the registry. In simple words, the registry contains the information about the path of each DLL. The DLL path in registry that does not exist makes complication in the functioning of your web browser and thereby slows down the internet. You need to delete such references from the registry.
Use a registry cleaner product to repair the missing and invalid DLL paths in the registry.
Problem with the Server or ISP
Each website is stored on individual servers. Loading a website by too many users slows down the server computer and thereby reduced performance in opening the website contents and downloading files from it. In case of download files, try a different minor.
In case there is a problem with your Internet Service Provider (ISP), contact him.