Really puzzled. Over the last 5 months my broadband speed has progressively decreased until it is now around 1.1Mbps for downloads, in August it was 9.5Mbps. Now I am coming up for contract renewal and have spoken to my ISP who has stated that I should be getting up to 38Mbps. There are several pc's in the house, so I have checked download speeds on my partner's laptop and pc as well as our media pc. In all cases download speeds are around the 32Mbps mark for wired and 24Mbps for wireless. So the fault MUST be with my pc right? I have scanned for viruses and malware (AVG, Spybot, and Malwarebytes), checked that I only have one firewall in place; checked all background processes; checked for cpu hungry add-ons; defraged the hard drives; run AVG pc tune-up to get rid of old registry keys, missing short cuts etc etc.\r\nAt this point I was running out of ideas until a friend of mine wanted something done with his pc as it was running slow (aka full of s**t). After dealing with this I was running online checks with it only to discover that it had the same pathetic download speed as my pc, and guess what? It too has XP as an operating system. I have since got hold of another XP machine (from a household dump!) and that too has the same issue. So it would appear that running XP gives increasingly poor download speed. Anyone else suffered from this? Any solutions?