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Most times I download something from the internet the download stops somewhere and doesn't carry on! I've tried changing browsers but that doesn't help. On the internet it says that frozen downloads are due to being a long way from the server, but youtube, microsoft etc are hardly going to use crappy servers! How can i fix this? Is it a virus/spyware?
 

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I don't think its a virus/spyware. I get the same problem occasionally when DL large files (Game demos etc)and still havent figured it out. I thought it was because of my wireless connection, but switched to wired and still get the problem - even downloading from TPU, the DL rate is great, but it freezes at points and I have to retry. Sometimes switching browsers helped, other times no.
 
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Get something that allows you to resume downloads.
 

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Thanks all for the useful suggestions, i certainly can understand the idea of refreshing downloads. I wish Firefox had that little button lol. Now i'll try and download Warrock (a great FREE game) with download manager though (annoyingly) firefox is now downloading without buggering up!
I just did a few spyware scans which though didn't stop the probs it probably did stop all thoses bloody programs from using the internet and slowing it down.