Posted 05 December 2008 - 04:23 AM
Right. The speed you can download at depends not only on your capabilities (which you should be able to verify with your Internet Provider), but on those of the website you're downloading from. Also, some of the newer security suites can be bulky and scan everything. One suggestion made here was to download anything you want to a certain folder, and then, before you open it ( or install it, play it, or unzip it), do an individual scan of the downloaded file after you've downloaded it but before you've opened it. This generally takes a very short time.
Check if your download speed is different at different times of the day.