Out of curiosity I ran a speed test (at www.speedtest.net) to get a sense of how well we are being served by our Hughes.net subscription. We are supposed to be getting 10 Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload. Measured 0.11-0.38 Mbps download, 0.14-0.18 Mbps upload, ping time 1043-1050 msec. Ouch!
Also out of curiosity (kiled the cat?) downloaded and ran SpeedyPC Pro, which found more than 600 "problems" and offered to fix them all. Not having any idea what those "problems" might be, of course I declined to "fix" them.
This is a practically new Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with as yet few software additions or changes. I removed the trial-version McAfee LiveSafe and installed Avast! Internet Security. I have installed Google Chrome, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, IrfanView, and the trial version of Microsoft Office 365 and that's all, except for SpeedyPC Pro.
So where would the 600-odd "problems" be coming from? and what might they be? I am not inclined to "fix" things I don't know anything about. Is SpeedyPC Pro some kind of scareware, or what?
Thanks for enlightenment!