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Old 07-11-2012, 03:07 AM   #1
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Steam downloads are really slow

Recently my downloads have been extremely slow I get 200 to 400 kb per second for about half a minute to a minute and then it drops down to 0 kb and takes a minute or two to start again and this keeps repeating. I have already swapped between multiple download servers and I have changed my approximate internet speed but nothing seems to fix it. The weird part is that my brothers computer which is close to mine doesn't get this problem and he can download games quickly. Could someone please help.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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Have you already tried to disable for a sereval of minutes your ntivirus + Firewall?

In some cases the Antivirus can slow down downloads.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:51 AM   #3
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You sure you're not infected with any virus or so? Viruses main goal is to slow down and destroy people's computers in anyway possible.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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I haven't tried these fixes yet but this morning I had a really good download rate and managed to get about halfway through my source film maker download. After about 2 hours it randomly slowed down to about 20 to 300 kb per second.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. Disabling my anti virus seems to have helped. Im getting much more steady download rates but still occasionally it drops down to 0 kb.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:38 AM   #6
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I have the same problem. It started a few months ago. It seems game specific for some reason? Dead Space and The Witcher 2 for example download super slow, but when I start downloading, like, Darksiders simultaneously(!) I get 1,5mb-2,5mb/s on it. It's kinda infuriating to be honest.
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