Thanks for the reply Andrew.
I actually find that my active security suite slows my connection down slightly as i mentioned before and i also found in the past that other av software had the same effect,some more than others.for example when doing download speed tests using Avira av it could slow down my connection by as much as 50%.
this had me thinking and in my opinion most if not all people that do speedtests will probably still have their current av running at the time of the test,so that in turn will give them false results to what their actual connection is running at ..
it could explain why a lot of people don't think they are getting what they are paying for,when in reality if all firewalls and av software suits were disabled the results could be much closer to the actual product they bought..
disclaimer: i am not suggesting anyone reading this should disable the security software they have installed