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please note:  understand that the following is my experience, and i cannot guarantee my actions for others... try at your own risk!  and, btw, i am running windows xp on a pc with 1gb ram...



i tried a few things in the last couple of days that really made a difference in my bandwidth speed and browser speed... both... having exhausted whining about verizon since (my alltel usb huawei ec168 modem) alltel was totally swallowed up in my area... i wondered if i could try a couple of things... chasing suspicions that i have had... ONE, i had been running a free edition antivirus (and a malware software)... i was using a----... so i uninstalled a---- completely... then i installed a-- free edition... WHOA!  my bandwidth speed about doubled, using the same speedtest that i have used for ev er... that's a good thing!  obviously, in my case, a---- must use way more pc resources than a--... speed is what i like!  also, the speed increase shows up on all my fav web sites, and also in my ping tests!  you might think that i was finished and satisfied... well... not exactly!


TWO... being very retired from a long career in computers and electronics... i started looking around for any other things i could try to get even more speed increase... WOW! i actually found something that gave me another speed boost... a free edition software that "gamers" use very often to get the most out of their online play... not being into games... i tried it anywayz... the software is a sort of "game booster", which shuts down a number of microsoft services temporarily, which again, increases speeds... since the pc resources are not held down doing things that are unnecessary... AGAIN... i saw a speed increase... the software i use is a simple install, then uses an easy "ON" and "OFF" switch to first shut down services, then restore them to NORMAL... in my case, i just leave the "game booster" ON!  i haven't seen any problems at all doing things this way...  


i am now a happy 3g camper, i have run the above changes for a couple of days with no problems... a lot of things can effect speeds and stability... looking into your task manager and seeing what the resources are telling you about your pc... good practice, imo!



Thanks so much for your post! I'm sure other users will benefit from your valuable information.