Hi everybody! I have been having an issue where I cannot download large files (~larger than 400mb), and I could really use your help. I've tried many things, researched all over the place, and I can't figure it out.
What happens if I download in any browser:
I start the download, everything works fine. It downloads fast and normally for about first 400 MB (varies, maybe +/- 100 MB). Suddenly, it decreases rapidly in speed, until it reaches 0 bytes/second. It then never picks back up again. In chrome, I get: "Unknown network error" even though I am connected to a very fast, very reliable network, and I have downloaded plenty of stuff before without changing a single part of the network.
What happens if I download in Utorrent:
No matter what I'm downloading, the availability, number of seeds, the size... it never gets above ~3kbs/second
What happens if I download in Steam:
exactly normal! ~1.5MB/second, and stays at that speed until fully downloaded.
I am almost positive that it has something do do with firewall/antivirus settings, or something of that sort. I had a bad virus, (slowed my computer down like CRAZY) but I took care of it with Malwarebytes and by downloading and running Microsoft Security Essentials. Immediately after I did this, everything was back to normal, and running at normal speed. BUT, this is also immediately when I started having this download issue. Also, because downloads work in Steam, I think it would make sense for it to be some antivirus setting or something because it could be specifically blocking things it doesn't think should happen. Any help with this? I've looked all over online, and although there isn't much about this, there is some... but they are all unsolved threads.
Also, my issue is very related to this thread (unsolved... yay >.<): http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2409341/download...
Sorry for this long message! Just trying to give all the information about it as I can to make as easy as possible for anybody willing to help. Thanks in advance guys!