You see my internet speed averages 10mb/s down and 1.5 mb/s up. I've often started up a Steam download right as my browser download refuses to go any higher than for example the 16 kb/s firefox is downloading at right now, just to check my available bandwidth, and the download speed is always perfectly normal. For example, Dota 2 is currently installing at just over 1 mB/s (yes that's Bytes not bits). Any and every game I try to install off its own download client always downloads at expected rates... not these retarded dial up rates that happen in IE, FF, and Chrome.
I considered that perhaps the download server is bad, but come on. There's no way Nvidia, Mozilla, Blizzard, etc have servers that can only serve you shit at dial up rates.
I had actually considered that perhaps I somehow contracted some malware despite having literally no shady software or have usage practices that would be easy to contract malware with, as my computer in the last 2 weeks started randomly tabbing me out of programs at times for no apparent reason (no Windows alert, nothing - even tabs me out when in windowed fullscreen rather than fullscreen...). Add to that a completely random restart last night that was not due to Windows update or any other attributable source, and I got a bit suspicious (although there were no unknown processes running, but of course it could be wrapped or w/e).
So, I reformatted my computer today completely. But, this shitty browser download speed problem persists. Any ideas what is going on?
edit - Should also clarify that sometimes pages even load at dial up speeds, whilst the internet is perfectly blazing fast. Also, lol @ nvidia 310.90 driver taking 6 hours to download atm.... for a total of 215 mb =_=
edit 2 - Interesting thing I noted while reformatting... my backup partition had somehow wiped itself without my input. Also, what's that program that lets you monitor things like CPU, GPU, I/O, and network usage by process? Had it a while ago that I used to monitor things... can't remember what it was called. Would hate to be a bot atm -_-