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Steam Download slows down when Firefox is running

  • Akukho zimpendulo
  • 1 inale nkinga
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I noticed a strange behaviour since yesterday when trying to download a game while running firefox. When i start a download i get the full downloadspeed. But when i open up firefox the DL speed drops right away and sometimes even reaches 0.

I just have to run FF without visiting any site (home tab). I dont get a throttled DL speed when using other game clients. I can download files via FF itself without any problems. After closing FF the DL sometimes gets back up, sometimes its stuck at a low level.

I have a recently installed system. Im running

Windows 10, 2004 (newest updates) AMD CPU and X570 board, newest chipset drivers. Kaspersky and Malwarebytes (tho i still have the problem after deinstalling them)

Anyone can confirm this or has a solution to the problem?


I tried:

  • Using other browser while DLing in Steam: no issue.
  • Deleting/reinstalling FF, starting without Addons (ublock, noscript): same issue
  • setting up a VM with Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, Steam and FF (tho on a different device and inet): no issue
  • if i start FF and nothing else i dont see any movement in task-manager @ CPU and Network graphs
  • i dont have any tuner or optimizer installed. Just drivers and game clients from reliable sources

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