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  • Windows 10 1903 slow download fast upload Solved

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    Home Forums Networking – routers, firewalls, network configuration Windows 10 1903 slow download fast upload Solved

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      lawyerone
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      I inadvertently updated windows 10 to 1903. Upon the install of the update, my internet download speed dramatically became slower than molasses while my update speed was as expected. After utilizing Safe Mode with Network, my speeds were as expected. After much commiserating, frustration, and research, I determined that the culprit had to be a driver or program. I found the culprit to be SmartByte Network Service. I found this by disabling it and immediately my speeds were as expected (without a restart!). I then downloaded the most recent version from their website, and, lo and behold, all was well. I understand that many manufacturers add SmartByte in an effort to increase network speeds. If you don’t want to bother with SmartByte Network Service, simply delete it. Problem Solved. At least for this one Microsoft issue…

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      Alex5723
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      If you don’t want to bother with SmartByte Network Service, simply delete it. Problem Solved. At least for this one Microsoft issue…

      If you delete the app it will reinstall automatically 🙁

      https://www.dell.com/community/Networking-Internet-Bluetooth/Beware-of-SmartByte/td-p/6130892

      This is another fake app that claim to “speed up” your internet connection.

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