What do I do if my network connection suddenly slows down with F-Secure FREEDOME for Windows?

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Katriina_M Posts: 445 F-Secure Employee


My network connection suddenly slows down with FREEDOME.


The combination of some third-party networking products and FREEDOME may potentially cause the network traffic to slow down considerably.


If you encounter this kind of sudden slowdown, the problem may be solved by clearing the Windows DNS cache. To clear the cache, do the following:

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories.
  2. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. You are prompted for administrator credentials.
  3. Type in your credentials and click Yes. The Command Prompt window opens.
  4. Type in the following command: IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS.
  5. Press Enter.
This procedure clears the DNS cache and requests Windows to recreate it.