I have the same experience with slow download. All antivirus and firewall are turned off. Port is forwarded. What I experience is no more than 140kbs max and rarely that high. If I stop then restart the torrent, download speed will get up to 100kbs then throttle down to as low as 1kbs within 5 minutes. I do the refresh again and the process repeats. It will take days to download a single 1.95gb torrent. I used to be able to download 1.95gb in a matter of 30 minutes. I can download other items from the internet as high speeds with no issues.