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Only way to download a file is by pauzing it and restarting it every minute. How do I fix this?

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Everytime I download a file, the download speed is fast at first and then slows down until it doesn't download anymore at all. If I then pause the download and restart it, the download speed is fast again. I've tried restarting firefox with add-ons turned off and then downloading a file, but it still doesn't work. My firefox version is fully updated. It also doesn't work if I have no other tabs open.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a download manager.

This download manager works separately from the browser. The browser tells it what to download, and off it goes. It is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac.

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What security software do you have?

It is possible that (anti-virus) security software is causing the problem. Try to disable security software temporarily to see if that makes a difference.