How to Speed Up a Dial-Up Connection for Free

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To increase the speed of a 56K dial-up connection, download Mozilla Firefox and get rid of spyware or malware. Find out how to get rid of spyware or malware with a free program with help from a Web designer in this free video on computer and Internet tips.

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Hi, I'm Noah, and today we are going to learn how to speed up a dial-up connection for free. These days most people have broadband connections, but if you're still stuck with old dial-up, you'll want to do everything you can to speed up your connection and make your browsing experience better. To increase the speed of your 56K dial-up connection, there are two basic things you can do. One of them, is that if you're still using Internet Explorer, you can download an alternate browser which will make your browsing experience faster and better. The first one of these which you can try, which is probably the better known alternative to Internet Explorer, is Mozilla Firefox. This is a free download of course, and will basically give you a solid, well-known alternative which will make your speed a little bit faster when you browse. On the other hand you can also try Google's new browser, called Google Chrome, which is reputed to be even faster. This is also available for free download from google.com/chrome. Now another thing that could be really slowing down your Internet connection and your browsing experience could be spyware or malware. To get rid of these, which you might have on your computer, you can try using some free programs, like Ad-Aware, which you'll find from Lavasoft.com, which is a free program which you can download very easily from their website. Or you could also find another program like Spybot-Search and Destroy which you can also download for free from download.com for example. To download any of these, just click on the download links, then save the file, and then just double click on it once you've saved it to your desktop and install the program. Now if you have a dial-up connection, it could take a little while to download since the file can be quite big, 15 megabytes for example. So you might be better off downloading it from a university or library computer, which has a faster connection, or from a friend, and transferring it to your computer through a flash drive or something like that.

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