Author Topic: Web Shield Severely Degrades Download Speed  (Read 1588 times)

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Web Shield Severely Degrades Download Speed
« on: June 01, 2013, 05:26:57 AM »
I have Surwest as my internet provider with fiber straight to the house.  My service speed is 10Mb up and down.  I'm running Windows 7, avast 8.0.1489 and FF 21.0.  I've found the web shield severely impacts my download speeds.  My download speed goes from 10Mb to 2-4Mb when hitting  If I disable the web shield the download speeds consistently run at 10Mb.  I've tried completely uninstalling avast and reinstalling it which includes using the program removal tool avast provides.  Is this typical for this component?  I switched from AVG and didn't see impacts like this.  Are there any settings I'm missing?


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Re: Web Shield Severely Degrades Download Speed
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 06:05:02 AM »
Hi and welcome on the forum.
Well I believe is a disadvantage of web shield, sometime I feel the slowdown too especially on loading pages. As for speed test, I never experienced this difference in speed test results.