Find out which websites are secretly using Internet| Increase Internet Speed

Posted on Jun 21 2013 - 4:05pm by Prabhnoor Singh
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How to increase Internet Speed 

Are you amongst the one who always keep on pondering that why your Internet connection is slow , even though you have just opened one or two websites ?

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Stop blaming your system for this slow internet speed. Today @codemink, we will tell you a way that will let you know , which processes/websites are secretly accessing and slowing down your internet connection and how to increase internet speed .
You don’t need a third party software to find the reason behind your slow Internet connection .

Must read: How to check Internet Speed and Connection continuously

How to check which process are consuming Internet

To find out the reason behind the slow Internet connection, you need to know that which processes/websites are consuming your Internet .
You just need to use netstat command in command prompt window .
Follow the steps below to troubleshoot you Internet connection speed :
1. Click on Start and type cmd .
2. Right on cmd.exe and click on ‘Run as Administrator’ option .

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3. Type netstat -b in the command prompt window . Netstat -b will display the name of all the applications that are consuming your Internet connection bandwidth in [] rectangular brackets .

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From the snapshot , its clear that the following programs are executing in the background and secretly accessing your Internet connection :

  • chrome.exe
  • AvastSvc.exe

Terminating tasks with task Manager

The best way to terminate the background processes that are secretly consuming your internet is via Task Manager .

  •  Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the selection menu .
  •  Choose Start Task Manager from it .
  • Click on the Processes tab of Windows Task Manager . Choose the application/program that you want to close . Right click on the choosen program and click on End Process Tree .

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It is best that you set your applications on ‘Manual Update’ rather than ‘Automatic Update’ .
In this simple way , you can have access to programs / processes that are secretly consuming your internet and slowing down your Internet connection speed . And via Task Manager , terminating unwanted processes will help you increase internet speed .

Topics: Technology, How To’s, Check Internet speed , Troubleshoot Internet connection

About the Author

Prabhnoor Singh is a Blogger and is pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science . She is a keen learner and has great interest in C++, PHP, Java .

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