Slow Loading Web Pages? Try this!
Do your web pages load too slow? Try these 4 tricks.
Does the web-page load completely, but simply takes a long time? Does text load in quickly, but images take a long time? Does the page never load at all?
Someone might describe all of these situations as a web page loading slowly, but the root cause of each issue can be different. So try to figure out what part of the website loading process seems to be slower than usual. That can help point you in the direction of the correct tip to resolve the issue.
You’ll also want to see if this is an issue on just your local machine or for your entire network. Try loading the same webpage on another device and see how fast it loads.
1. Check for Malware, Spyware and Viruses
This step is pretty much a given. If something is loading slowly on a computer, 99% of the time it’s because there is something in the background hogging up all the resources.
You’ll want to make sure you run a proper malware scan on your system. If you suspect something is already on the machine, you’ll probably want to scan your system before the operating system even loads.
You’ll also want to make sure there is no malware running on your router, which is unlikely, but totally possible!
2. Check for Proxy Server
If used correctly, a proxy server can be a really handy way to protect your privacy or to circumvent internet restrictions. However, if incorrectly configured, a proxy server can cause all sorts of problems, one being “apparent” slow web page loading.
You’ll want to check your proxy server settings and make sure all your internet traffic isn’t being router through a hacker living in China. Malware and spyware installed on your computer also tend to enable a proxy server on your computer so that they can capture all of your internet traffic.
3. Run a Speed Test
The first thing you should check is whether your connection as a whole is slow or if it really is only affecting website traffic. The easiest way to do this is by searching for “speed test” in Google and then selecting the Run Speed Test button. This will take a few seconds and then show you how fast your connection is.
The numbers should more or less add up to the speeds that you’ve been paying for. If the numbers are very low or much lower than normal, that’s a clue that the problem is not with your Windows 10 computer. If at all possible, run the speed test from your mobile phone or a different computer, to eliminate Windows 10 and your PC as the culprit.
4. Visit Isitdownrightnow.com
This tip is relevant to situations where a specific site or set of sites aren’t working correctly. All you need to do is visit a website like isitdownrightnow.com and check if the site is down just for you or for everyone else. This simple check can save you a ton of frustration!
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