I have a DSL internet connection but when I download a .exe file, it crawls at 16KB/sec.
For the QuickTime Installer.exe 19MB download, the file took about 20 mins. to finally download. This slow downloading happens with all .exe files I try to download.
When I changed my Comodo Pro firewall Security Level from “Custom” to “Allow All” and tried the exact same download again, it downloaded in a flash.
So, two questions:
Why is Comodo Pro slowing down my .exe file downloads?
Where/How can I configure Comodo Pro to allow .exe file downloads without having to change the Security Level from “Custom” to “Allow All” and back again each time I want to download something?
Does an component of CFP use more CPU (cfp.exe or cmdagent.exe) when you’re downloading an EXE? Is there anything logged in CFPs Log (Activity tab)?
Wild guess… it might be because lots of IP packets are fragmented because of an incorrect TCP setting or something like that, and its causing an over-head in CFPs protocol analysis (you can turn bits of it off in CFPs Advanced tab). Are you familiar with the packet sniffer WireShark?
Sorry guys. I must apologize. My previous post was not correct.
After clearing cache and trying the download again, I’m still getting slow downloads with the Security Level set to either “Custom” or “Allow All”. Doesn’t matter. Download is still crawling at 16KB/sec.
Also doesn’t matter if I use I.E. or Firefox.
So, it’s not Comodo Pro apparently.
Does anybody know what could be causing this? I have DSL, so I should be getting at least a 256 KB/sec download rate.
Is there anything else I could check before I assume the problem is with my DSL provider?
Just as a sidepoint, you mentioned earlier that you should be getting at least 256 download speed. ADSL transfer speeds are affected by the distance from the exchange that your phone line connects to, and are affected exponentially - rule of thumb is 2.5 miles from exchange = 50% decrease, 3.5 miles = 75% increase. Also, ADSL is grossly affected by line noise.
The upload and download figures quoted by ISP’s tend to be the absolute maximum you would get if you lived inside the telephone exchange and directly connected your ADSL modem to the DSLAM.