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Q: Internet Speed Suddenly Slow on Desktop Computer

Hello Everyone,
So I go on my desktop computer today and what do you know, the internet is really slow. I do a speedtest on my laptop which is right next desktop, and it has regular internet speeds. However, my desktop is really struggling, at times I can't even load basic pages, let alone play games. It's a custom built PC and I'm using a Netcomm wireless adapter to get a wireless connection (I can't use wired). 
What happened?!? Why is this randomly happening? Is my adapter broken? Do I need to update something?
Sorry if this in the wrong place.
If you need any more information to help me solve this problem then just ask.

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My internet at the moment is really annoying me. I have tried absolutely everything a tech-noob would to fix it

It was monday night when it started playing up. I literally have had it right now. To watch a simple 1 minute long video on youtube I will have to wait about 10 minutes before it is fully loaded.

It takes about a minute to load an internet page and it is not just my computer, it is also happening on all other wireless devices and wired (3 laptops, 4 phones, ipad, ipos etc.).

I have seen on some forums people ask to post a tracert, i have found out how to do it but just looks like a mixture of numbers and words to me so it is below if you need it

I have Orange broadband also if that helps.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Joe>tracert yahoo.com

Tracing route to yahoo.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms
2 36 ms 31 ms 30 ms
3 90 ms 154 ms 72 ms
4 294 ms 239 ms 328 ms
5 189 ms 92 ms 159 ms
6 543 ms 451 ms 397 ms
7 324 ms 308 ms 420 ms bundle-ether1.lontr1.London.opentransit.net [193
8 400 ms 390 ms 535 ms level3-2.GW.opentransit.net []
9 610 ms 411 ms 147 ms ae-52-52.csw2.London1.Level3.net []

10 36 ms 31 ms 32 ms ae-56-221.ebr2.London1.Level3.net []

11 373 ms 107 ms 158 ms ae-44-44.ebr1.NewYork1.Level3.net []
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A:Internet speed suddenly really slow.

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Well here's a interesting problem..
Suddenly my PC caps my downloads to 10-30 kb/s.. The problem solves tough after I change the ethernet cable. But it has been proven that it only works for a while and that the cap won't be removed until I changed to yet another ethernet cable..
Does anyone know where can I start to see what's wrong?
It's not virus/adware, neither my network adapter (update drivers and everything) and also I called my isp and I'm nowhere close my limit (Heck with 10kb/s I'll probably never reach it. xD)

Any help is appreciated!

A:Internet speed suddenly slow?

Heya Tarekco,
nice to see ya again (though I suppose it isn't very pleasant considering you keep getting problems that you can't find solutions to. Hopefully I can help you out a little bit)

Try these steps, the more you try, the more likely you will be able to solve the problem.

1. if you are running IE, try this: How to reset Internet Explorer settings (download not required)

2. Unplug BOTH your modem and router. Wait 30 seconds and them plug them both back in.

3. if that doesn't work, download the most recent software version of your adapter (and if you have already, try downloading a slightly older version. this fixed a slow connection for me once). If you have such a slow connection, it may take a while. You could download it off another computer onto a USB device and then install it on your computer through that method. DO NOT INSTALL IT JUST YET.

4. Delete all previous adapter AND windows 'wireless profiles' that you have saved on your computer. DO NOT use windows to connect wirelessly. Use the adapter ONLY (going through its setup on whichever network you would like to connect to, after you install it). I've posted a pic for you:

5. Uninstall your current wireless adapter's software and any other wireles software. This is the time to install that new adapter software you saved from Step #3 in your windows downloads folder, following all the instructions, entering the password to your prefered connection. Don't change any other setting.

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Two days ago i started having some internet speed issues. The speed droped from 10MBps to 4MBps. It jumps up and down from time to time (sometimes i get 1MBps,sometimes 6MBps and sometimes 8MBps). I am using speedtest.net to check the speeds. So far i have tried :

Reinstalling the drivers,and using newer and older versions.
Switching the network adapter.
Disableing firewall,av and other apps that use internet and windows updates.

The speeds are fine on my other pc,laptop and my smartphone (all checked using speedtest,i get about 9,60-9,80MBps). Any ideas what might cause this.

Thanks in advance.

A:Internet speed suddenly slow

You could try Booting in Safe mode with Networking, then doing the test. That would eliminate any programs causing the issue that you may not know about.

Just something to try.

If you don't know how to boot in safe mode, tap f8 during startup.

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My problem is that my wireless connection is disgustingly slow.
It averages at about this..
[i had an image, but the board will not let me post it]
3 bars signal strength, 12- ?56 or 54? mbps
Itís a linksys router
I have an acer 2.4 ghz processor and 512 MB of ram.

Iím 90% sure I have no spyware/viruses
(I ran Spydoctor, Spybot, Ad-Aware, Edwido and AVG)
This is fine, the connection looks good..
But when I use Firefox or Warcraft III it barely goes anywhere.
I mean, I canít even play WC3, and firefox has trouble loading pages.
(Iím sure everything else is slow, but I havenít checked)
In the start, it just seemed really jerky.
By this, I mean.. Iíd click a link, and it would start going, then stop dead.
Iíd press refresh and it would load instantly.
(This still occurs, but it still has slow moments)

Then, I had my comp freeze/a serious system error occurred..
And when I restarted, my sound drivers were screwed.
I looked around for the drivers I needed, found them, but then had download difficulties and decided to restart.. Which, annoyingly, fixed THIS problem.
Unluckily, it also made my internet crap.
Oh, by the way, the wireless connection is shared with a computer near me, and the base station is far away.. And I have 2.4 ghz wireless phones which mess up my net (But were unplugged while I test speed)
But its always been fast in the past even with that.

Oh, by the way
Cnet.com speedtest gave me 174.4 Kbps..
This is horrible, considering I made 500-1500 before

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Everything Opens up very slow, web pages etc.
I have XP sp1. It's an HP Pavillion. I'd greatly appreciate
it if someone could examine my "HijackThis" file log below
and tell me why is causing my computer to run slow as
molassis. Thank you so much and I'm looking forward to hearing from someone real soon.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:22:48 AM, on 10/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\common\CAVASpy\cavasm.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus\cavse.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus\cavse.exe
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
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 Hi The computer  that is slow is a desk top tower. In a home.  it is a E machine.
 it has windows 7  professional  with service pack 1
DO KNOW :  I am very new to windows 7 and all it's features. 
When I brought this computer home  last Nov. it was lightening fast at everything! so much better than  the windows XP  it replaced, I was thrilled.  yet Now starting in  April 2015  it is as slow  or slower  as my old Windows with XP ever was  ( and partially the reason for saving my  pennies to get this windows 7 computer)...and  now I'm upset. feeling  like I have been taken.
Computer displays the following :
3.8 windows experience index
Intel pentium dual 2.0Ghz  processor 
64 Bit
Has Ccleaner installed
has Comodo antivirus and Comodo cleaning essentials installed.
All virus scans  find no infections,  and report that all is well and protected.  ( B/C of the way the computer is operating i'm doubting that and betting there is an infections of some sort)
I Have run Comodo cleaning essentials and  results find no abnormalities or infections.
Have run TFC and JRT  and the computer shows no signs of improvement.
have run rKill  and it  finds  no abnormalities  or infections.
All virus scan results  find no infections.
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A:Windows 7 computer suddenly slow to get on internet, slow to browse websites etc

Hi flywelder Maybe we aren't looking at an infection here. There's tons of reasons why a system can slow down, and not all of them are malware related. Let's try to take a look at this issue under another angle shall we?MiniToolBoxDownload MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;Execute MiniToolBox and check the following options:List Installed Programs;List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;List Devices - Only Problems;List Users, Partitions and Memory size;Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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We have an Acer Aspire X3910-U3012 desktop that runs Windows 7.  To our knowledge, there has not been any power outages, lightning strikes, or viruses that would affect the computer.  I’m not sure what other information is pertinent, so please let me know if there is anything else that would clarify that problem.
About a week ago our computer no longer allowed us to go online through our wifi.  It does not work on Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox.  It claimed that there were “no network connections available” and we could not see out wireless signal on the list of available networks.  Our laptop worked fine connecting to the internet using the wireless signal.  We searched online for suggestions, yet most have not panned out.
We ‘troubleshooted’ the issue, yet it claimed that the “a network cable is not properly plugged or may be broken.”  The thing is, we have always used that computer’s wireless and has never had this issue before. 
We called our internet service provider and they had us plug the computer into our ethernet cable and we could connect to the internet via that, so they told us it was a problem with our computer, most likely with our wireless network driver.
As per some suggestions, we looked at the Network Connections and our Wireless Network Connection does not even show up there.  We only see the Local Area Connection.&... Read more

A:Desktop computer suddenly canít connect wirelessly to internet.

Hello, and Welcome
First open Device Manager and click on your PC at the top of the tree. Select Scan for Hardware Changes and see if the Wireless Adapter is detected under Network Adapters. Are there any yellow exclamation marks listed in Device Manager?
Type CMD in the search box Right click > Run as Administrator and type the following command
ipconfig /all   <enter>
Copy and past the results in your next post. Is your Wireless Adapter listed? 
You may need to reset the wireless card. Open the case after removing the power. Touch bare metal of the case first and re-seat the wireless card. Here is your service manual.

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About 2 days ago, I was playing this game called "Counter-Strike:Global Offensive". One round left before the game ended for us, all of a sudden I start to experience very high ping around 900+. I thought it was something small so I quickly exit the game and reconnected but the issue was still there.
From that day, I've been trying to figure out why my internet has been really slow. I tried a different game and apparently my ping was actually normal, so maybe I was getting DDoSed? So I actually took my dads newly built PC (built it myself, not a lot of programs installed onto it). I plugged the Ethernet cable in, DVI cable, mouse, keyboard, etc. It actually turns out that the internet is crazy fast using the same Ethernet cable, I installed "Steam", let it update and it was really fast, browsing on the web was great and just everything was smooth, so maybe my main computer had a problem??
I reinstalled windows 10 on my main PC, because maybe it could've been a virus and It was time to reinstall windows 10 anyways. I did a clean install, noticed some few problems in 'Device Manager' - I scanned for hardware changes, updated my network adapter and installed my NVIDIA drivers but there was this "PCI Simple Communications Controller" issue.

Troubleshooting I have done:
1. Rebooted router & plugged cable into different ports
2. Made sure everything was plugged in correctly
2. Disabled/Enabled & Diagnosed Ethernet Adapter
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A:My internet suddenly became very slow only on my computer

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I'm new on these forums, and it seems like the place that can solve the problem that's been affecting me for the last few days.
As of recently, the internet on my computer has been been relatively slow for the majority of times.
My internet is prone to being slow when everyone in the family is using it, however, as of recently, it's been EXTREMELY slow and laggy when I play games and browse, and I have no idea why.

I tried system restore, reinstalling/uninstalling my network card drivers.
I use a TP-Link W951N V1 network card on my desktop computer.
Other things, I use a 2wire 2701 HGV-W router. (relatively old, yes. Yet, still works efficiently.)

I know I'll need to provide more info, so I'll update as questions are asked.

Thank you!

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hi all-

here is another plea for help--my laptop, running windows xp2, was cruising along great, when all of a sudden today all activity dramatically slowed down (most noticeable when using firefox and in surfing the web). i had not installed any new programs or anything else, and had just recently reinstalled xp2 about a month ago. not able to run ad-aware for some reason, and not about to run spybot on a consistent basis (and when i do run it, nothing is found).....

i have attached my HJT log below. many thanks in advance for any and all suggestions! i would like to avoid having to reformat again....


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:21:34 PM, on 7/25/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Tools - Disk\True Image\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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A:internet and computer suddenly slow! HJT log included-please help!

hi, your computer has had a ctash and this file below maybe causing the slow ups!?
have hijack this fix these entries. close all browsers and programmes before
clicking FIX.
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

* Click here to download ATF Cleaner by Atribune and save it to your desktop.

* Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
* Under Main choose: Select All
* Click the Empty Selected button.
o If you use Firefox:
+ Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
+ Click the Empty Selected button.
+ NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
o If you use Opera:
+ Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
+ Click the Empty Selected button.
+ NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
* Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Make sure your ActiveX controls are set as follows:

Go to Internet Options - Security - Internet, press 'default level', then OK.
Now press "Custom Level."

In the ActiveX section, set the first two options (Download signed and
unsigned ActiveX controls) to 'prompt', and 'Initialize and Script ActiveX
controls not marked as safe" to 'disable'.
Active X settings

Run an online antivirus check from


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I think I have been infected by a virus, maleware, worm, or something from this genre.
All of a sudden, 10 days ago, my computer became extremelly slow. Basically, it takes now a lot more time to make an operation, such as opening a browser, or Windows Explorer, VLC, and etc. It will freeze quite often. However, mouse will keep working in these situation (but not keyboard). Every second or third time that I launch my computer, it will finally appear a Windows blue screen saying that a software or hardware installation has corrupted the system.
I didnt install any new hardware nor software lately. However, it did happen that some regular Windows updates were interrupted (i.e., I shut down the computer before the update was finalized).
I did a complete Avast scan and it did not solve the problem.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16506 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2
Run by diego at 20:20:44 on 2013-10-06
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.41.1031.18.2045.798 [GMT 2:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ================
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A:Computer (not only internet) became suddenly extremelly slow

Hello joeyuser, and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is bloopie and I'll be helping you with your problems as best I can! A few things to keep in mind while we are working together:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate it if you let me know.If you are unsure about any of the steps just post what you can and I will guide you!Please tell me if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.Please copy and paste all logs here unless otherwise instructed!Upon completing the steps below I will review your topic an do my best to resolve your issues.Please do not run any other tools without my instruction to do so!==========Now, let's get another log for some additional information:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. You will need the 32-bit version.Right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press the Scan button.It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.Please copy and paste log back here.The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe). Please also paste that along with the FRST.txt into your reply.==========Once these new logs are posted, then we'll get to work on your issues! bloopie

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Mod Edit: Moved to appropriate forum ~~ boopme... Or maybe slowly over a week or two.
 I have an older computer, Dell P4 - 2.8GHz 1.49GB Ram running Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 SP3.  It has an 80GB harddrive (71.1 GB) and 25.0GB free.
 I updated FireFox from 17.... to 23.... to see if that would help and... nope.I download a file using Utorrent and it moves it to an offline USB drive hooked to my WNDR3700-100NAS router.  I have a Motorola Surfboard SB6141.
 Utorrent version 2.2.0 build 23071
 I have been set-up like this for awhile now and things have been fine.  Even with Utorrent open, not uploading or downloading, you could surf the web with no issues.  If it was downloading a files, you could still surf the web with no issues.  I only get about 2.5mb down on my file a 22mb connection. Now, not so much.  With it just open, I can't do hardly anything and it takes forever to load even the front page of Yahoo and I can't click on any of the links.  If I'm downloading - forget about it.  I upgraded to 3.2.2 build 28500 and same issue.  I then installed 2.2.1 build 25154 which is what i have now installed and the same issue.  I had to close it to get to this site.  I run Avira Free Antivirus Product Version and Malwarebytes Anti Malware Pro version  Both have Web Protection / Website blocking turned off.
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A:Slow internet browsing & computer suddenly...

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Hi, my internet connection has become so slow suddenly yesterday. It's a 2 month old computer, on a month old linksys router. I think it's a virus, or malware, but am not experienced enough to locate and remove them. Anti-virus hasn't detected anything specific, one file it did, but could not remove it.Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:14:34 PM, on 12/14/09Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files\Norton 360 Premier Edition\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\x86\eDSLoader.exeC:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Backup Now 5\BkupTray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Users\HOME_2\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exeC:\Windows\System32&... Read more

A:Internet connection suddenly slow on brand new computer

One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and Download and Execute filesI would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.Though the Trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of Trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?When Should I Format, How Should I ReinstallHowever, if you do not have the resources to reinstall your computer and would like me to attempt to clean it, I will be happy to do so.Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask.Please let us know what you have decided to do in your next post.

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In desperate need of help. My son has bought a new computer and it's only picking speeds of 3mb. All other devices picking up 40mb. What could be the problem?

A:Slow internet speed on new computer

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Okay, this has been going on for weeks. Even my pretty techie bro is out of ideas. My brother returned to college not long ago, but he was still home when it all started. I'd asked him to see if internet was slow or anything, and he checked and told me it was fine. A few days later my dad brought his laptop home from work. The laptop is only on our network when he's doing stuff at home - but I asked him, and I was for myself it was completely fine...and fast. And as my brother's now back at college with his laptop, my computer is generally the only one on the network, but as it was going on before that, I know their laptops weren't effecting anything.

Now that we're done with the back-story, I'll do my best to explain what's going on: The connection on my computer is fine. Sometimes it'll short out, but generally it's good. However, it's always slow - about maybe 2 times faster than dial-up. But pretty often it becomes incredibly slow, taking as much as 20-30 minutes to load something, even simpler things.

That's the best I can come up with right now about the problem. Resetting the router and/or restarting the computer can help a little, but it eventually goes to near dial-up speed, then down to when it's very slow.

I guess something to add is that I'm the only one with Vista on the computer. My dad's laptop has XP, and my brother has a Mac laptop.

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A:One computer out of three on a network has VERY slow internet speed

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Hi there... here in my work we have like 9 computers, we all connect to a wireless modem using USB G wireless cards... when i use mine, i can easily use the internet service for about 2 or 3 hours working so well, the usb card led flashes only when im loading something... and suddenly, the entire network slow down, i can see the wireless card LED flashing continously and it doesnt stop... i know for sure its my computer because i disconnect my USB wireless card and the entire network go back to the normal speed, i used to have another usb card and now we bought a Linksys one and the same problem happens...

I hope you can help me!

By the way, sorry about my english, im from Mexico :P... thanks and regards...
DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Newhomepage at 12:26:56.19 on Thu 11/20/2008
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.1982.1192 [GMT -7:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:My computer slow down the internet speed in my network


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Hello Everyone,
I need help please. I have 4 computers (iMac, 2 laptops and 1 PC desktop) on a wireless network in different rooms of my house. All but one have 20+ mbps speed. The problem desktop computer is new but has 2.4 mbps speed. I have cable modem with a fast bandwidth and a Cisco N600 router.

I changed the network card (ASUS PCE-N53 Wireless -N Adapter) in the problem computer which didn't improve anything. As I write this, I am using a laptop on the desk with the problem computer and just did a speedtest which came in at 20.13 mbps. If I hard wire the problem computer it runs at 30+ mbps.

Any ideas?


A:Solved: really slow internet speed on one computer

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Hey people! My main computer's internet has been very slow. I'm getting only 30 mbps when I should be getting 150 mbps. All of my other devices get 150 mbps speeds. I get full speeds when connected with an ethernet cable. I have a qualcomm atheros ar9287 network adapter installed. The router I'm using is a Cisco DPC3848V. Any help is appreciated!

A:Very slow internet speed on my main computer

How are you connected, 802.11 "b" max is ~5.5Mbps, "a" and "g" max out at ~20 Mbps, etc. WiFi operates at the highest possible speed that both endpoints can support. For example, an 802.11g laptop connected to an 802.11n router will only work at the lower speed of "g". In other words, both devices need to support the same standard in order to operate at those speeds.

Also, are there any physical obstructions in the line of sight between devices? What's the distance between the devices? Is there any radio interference in the area?

Wikipedia: WiFi > Interference

For more details on this topic, see Electromagnetic interference at 2.4 GHz.

Wi-Fi connections can be disrupted or the internet speed lowered by having other devices in the same area. Many 2.4 GHz 802.11b and 802.11g access-points default to the same channel on initial startup, contributing to congestion on certain channels. Wi-Fi pollution, or an excessive number of access points in the area, especially on the neighboring channel, can prevent access and interfere with other devices' use of other access points, caused by overlapping channels in the 802.11g/b spectrum, as well as with decreased signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) between access points. This can become a problem in high-density areas, such as large apartment complexes or office buildings with many Wi-Fi access points.

Additionally, other devices use the 2.4 GHz band: microwave ovens, ISM ban... Read more

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Frustrated. I had posted this issue nearly two weeks ago out of desparation and have been doing research across multiple tech forums to fix my desktop issues...found out the symptoms ain't unique.

Background: I began having slow internet issues, specifically downloads, with my HP Windows 7 (64bit) desktop about 6 months after purchase (it is a 1.5 year old dinosaur). At the time, I was running McAfee and kept getting the annoying "your firewall is down, click to upgrade" message. I ran Malware Bytes, uninstalled McAfee (so I thought), and downloaded my ISP (Comcast) Norton security suite from their site. Download speed situation didn't improve and then I began to get the Norton 5013,3 Error Code. As advised by one of the guys here, I ran the McAffee complete uninstall as well as Norton's. Added to that, my firewall was down, so I did a deep scan (nothing malicious detected) and then the popular BFE and other step by step stuff provided by a kind soul on the Microsoft community forum to fix registry issues. Firewall is back on and I am now using MSE for security protection - had enough of Norton/McAfee. Yesterday, I activated service on a "new and improved" Comcast modem which I am supposed to be able to get the most out of the speed available. My speed test for downloads on the HP desktop: 0.5Mbps.

Latest research indicated a potential communication issue between my Linksys router (model WRT160N version 1.0) and Windows 7...requires... Read more

A:Solved: Internet download speed issues on HP Windows 7 Desktop computer

As advised by one of the guys here, I ran the McAffee complete uninstall as well as Norton'sClick to expand...

did you use the removal tool for each ?

if you connect to the router directly with a cable , what speeds do you get

www.speedtest.net run a few times, and make sure nothing is else is downloading or anyone is connected to the router

the ipconfig /all looks OK

also post back an xirrus screen shot
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need will need to have NET Framework installed... Read more

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I have been having a major issue with my internet.

I will try to provide as much information as possible.

First of all:
-I have cable internet, my ISP is Charter
-I have 2 Computers. 1 Laptop and 1 Desktop. And i have an old desktop computer.

Tech Specs.>

Laptop:XPS M1530, customized at www.dell.com than 2 months old
-Its OS is Windows Vista Home Premium
-Processor: Intel Core, 2 Duo, T8300 @ 2.4GHz
-64 bit operating system
-500GB of Hardrive space

Desktop(new): Studio XPS 435MT
-Its OS is Windows Vista Home Premium
-Processor: Intel Core, i7 920 @2.67 GHz
-64 bit operating system
-1TB of Hardrive Space(1000~GB)

Desktop(old)ell Dimension 8200
-Its OS is Windows XP
-Processor: N/A(i am somewhat unable to use the machine at the moment, thus we purchased new computers...)
-less than 40GB of Hardrive Space
*Both have McAfee

Ok, so the problem. I am able to connect both the laptop and the desktop(new) to the internet through my modem and what not. However, during web browsing, online gaming(even the simplest of games that only require as little as a dial-up connection.), downloading, and updating. When im browsing the web, Internet Exploror and Mozilla Firefox say that they cannot display the webpage(the typical) Task manager reads out a 100Mbps network speed for "Local Area Connection. It also reads out that the state is "connected". Under Control Panel, in Network and Sharing center it says im am co... Read more

A:Solved: New Computer Has Slow Internet connection, I have Hi-Speed Cable?

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Hi there I am not sure what you would like me to post here, but I believe my computer is infected, oddly enough I am somewhat enjoying this weird issue as I have been able to discover interesting websites like this one to get help. I have been in computers since the Commodore VIC20, I have defeated and rid computers of tons of viruses but this one has got me going around in circles to the point where I cannot tell if I am infected or not. I could just wipe the computer and reinstall windows but I believe something is on my computer but hell if I can find it. I have always been mostly on the hardware side of things and have not dabbled on on the software side of things alot.

I have posted on other sites about my issues with my computer and have received no responses, so I am not sure if my issue is no one knows what to do or what. Please let me know what logs or programs you would like me to run. These are the things I believe to be symptoms:

Limited Internet Bandwidth I have a 100Mbit/sec Connection that is limited to specifically 7.5 MBits/sec, i have other systems running on the same network that have no issue achieving the 100Mbits/sec bandwidth.

I cannot use On Screen Keyboard at all it fails to load, one of my Online games I play my account got hacked via the virus or keylogger grabbing my password and email address to log in to the game.

for quite sometime I could not install Windows Update Security Patch:

Security Update for Windows (KB2724197)

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A:Very ODD Symptoms, Limited Internet Speed, Possible Key Logger. Slow computer

Welcome,Let's take a look.Run JavaRaPlease download JavaRa and unzip it in a folder on your desktop.Double-click on JavaRa.exe to start the program.Click on Settings and Place a checkmark beside Create a log file. Click on Back.Click on Update JavaRa Definitions. Click on download. When this is done click on Back.Choose Remove JRE, since you already uninstalled Java, please click on Next.Now click on Perform Removal Routine to remove the older versions of Java installed on your computer. When that's succesfully done, please click OK to close the message.Click on Next. Since you already downloaded the latest version of Java, please click on Next.Now click on Close this wizard and click Finish.From the main menu please choose Additional TasksPlace a checkmark beside Remove Outdated JRE Firefox Extentions and click Run. Mozilla Firefox should be closed before running this task.When that's succesfully done you will see a message at the top saying: "Selected tasks completed successfully".A log file should be created in the same directory as JavaRa.Please post the log in your next reply.Close JavaRa by clicking the red cross button.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Us... Read more

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I just updated to Windows 10 but I think the problem was with Windows 8 too, Sometimes my internet is out on my PC while the internet is still up on my brothers PC, tho this problem happens about 3 times a very few days.. We have 5+ computers in the house and 4 are on daily while 3 is being used daily the 4th one is not very used daily and sometimes off most of the time. So the 2 computers have Windows 10 and 3rd computer has Windows 7 while the 4th computer has Windows 10 also. I read on an article which says that Windows 10 uses bandwidth without you know and I checked task manager and on windows 8 my CPU and Memory was just fine and when I upgraded to Windows 10 my CPU spiked to about 20% and Memory spiked to about 72% and sometimes random numbers appear on all 4 sections( CPU, Memory, Disk, Network).

So how can I fix this problem or is it just Windows 10?

A:Internet speed slow on one computer but fine on the rest of computers


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I used to get connection speeds of 38 to 42 but suddenly, for no apparent reason, I am getting speeds of 18 to 22. The only thing I can think of is that one of the automatic Windows updates changed something. Any ideas?

A:suddenly slow connection speed

connection speeds of what? kps? mbps? is a dial up? dsl? wireless? isdn? connection

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Hi there,

My computer has been running slow for few months now despite having a high speed internet connection. I have tried to fix it by having its set up changed. It didn't fix the problem. It was working fine but one day it suddenly started running slow. At first I thought it must be a problem with the servers of my network provider but that wasn't the case. I've called the cable company to check several times but they said other users were able to use internet in full speed without any problem. I noticed the problem by trying to watch videos from various websites and after this problem occurred, they started loading super, super slowly. It has gotten to a point that I can no longer watch TV shows, movies, and other videos. The only video website that works is YouTube and even that doesn't function completely normally. Only most YouTube videos work without getting stuck too much. Another thing which I must mention is that quite often the internet cuts off in midst of browsing sessions and it doesn't reconnect without restarting the computer. My computer is a Dell laptop pc with Intel core i5 processor. I suspect that maybe my LAN card has worn out and it needs to be replaced. Although, I have been told by some computer technicians to not to do so. But they weren't able to give me any solutions. So here are my questions:

1. Should I get my LAN card changed?
2. If I should get my LAN card replaced, what model do I need that's compatible w... Read more

A:Computer running slow despite having a high speed internet connection for some reason

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Hi, My friend did a windows recovery after he had a black screen when starting windows. Both IE and Firefox had slow connectivity yet I had him do a speedtest with speakeasy.net and it showed good speeds. He says the longer the computer is on, the slower is a surfing the internet. CPU usage is normal.

internet speeds:

Could the recovery have messed with his computer networking drivers? He used a gateway recovery disk. His computer is either a gateway or dell computer.

A:After computer recovery - browser speed slow, internet speedtest normal

It might just be spyware/malware. I would check the add/remove programs list for any suspicious programs or toolbars and remove them.

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Hi, My friend did a windows recovery after he had a black screen when starting windows. Both IE and Firefox had slow connectivity yet I had him do a speedtest with speakeasy.net and it showed good speeds. He says the longer the computer is on, the slower is a surfing the internet. CPU usage is normal.

internet speeds:

Could the recovery have messed with his computer networking drivers? He used a gateway recovery disk. His computer is either a gateway or dell computer.

A:After computer recovery - browser speed slow, internet speedtest normal

So your computer is NOT a gateway or dell? Is that what your saying? If so, you can't just use any recovery cd on your computer. Let me know more details.

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for over a year, my download speed was 11 mb/s in average.
Last night it just dropped to 1 mb/s and won't go any higher.
I reset the router, changed the sim card, tried using a different computer. NO LUCK.
I had been downloading from the same site for over 5 years without any problems.
Strangely enough, I have another internet subscription and it's download speed is 11 mb/s from the very same sites?

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Afternoon All:

This will be a fairly long thread for I need to include a lot of info. Hope you'll indulge me.
   About a week ago, I noticed that a flashdrive suddenly started 'writing" at less than half the speed it previously had.Went to "net"
and a few forums and after many attempts at restoring the drive, all failed and it was concluded the drive was dying. I was willing to accept that until yesterday when 2 more of my drives started doing the same. Ahmm..this isn't a coincidence. Something is
causing these drives failure... well, they really aren't failing, but are corrupted as opposed to their original abilities. I have run a series of 'corrective" measures on the first drive that started acting up. I've only run virus/malware scans on all
3 drives and all came up negative. If you'd like to know what I've done in regards to "repairing" the first drive, then please request it for it's an extensive list.
So, here's what I'm hoping to accomplish; #1. Identify and correct whatever is causing these drives slow writing speed. #2. Restore these drives to their original specs. You need to know that these drives aren't old by
any standards. Have never had any problems with these drives until they suddenly started writing at an exceeding slow speed. OK, I'll tender the specs:
[Kingston DT101 16Gb 2.0~original 7.4+Mb/s] [Sandisk Cruzer 8Gb 3.0 ~ original 14.6+Mb/s] [Sandisk Cruzer Glide 3.0 256Gb~ o... Read more

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Hello, my computer has been extremely slow on boot and my desktop has been hijacked with a message about changing it to a website. I also have a program called "error fix" showing up on my desktop and I have no idea where it came from. I've run Malware Bytes twice on the computer with numerous problems found. After running it the second time, I got a message saying I needed to run CHKDSK which I ran. Also, my internet is running very slowly and I just got a message that says "A program on your computer has corrupted your default setting for Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer has reset this sietting to your original search provider, Live.Search (search.live.com). Internet will now open Search Settings, where you can change this setting or install more search providors."

Here is my Hijackthis Log, if you need the MBAM logs, please let me know and I will post those as well.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:20:23 AM, on 6/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WIND... Read more

A:slow computer, hijacked desktop, slow internet


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I regret that my first post here is a problem I'm experiencing but its 6AM and I am very tired and I've tried very hard to fix this issue to no avail so I must come here to try and find an answer.  If I forget something or misworded something, I apologize in advance as I've pulled an all-nighter trying to fix this.
Earlier today, I attempted to make a registry edit that I have made several times before on different machines known as 'Nagle disable' in the MMO circle. The DWORD/QWORD added is 'TcpAckFrequency' and 'TCPNoDelay'. I added both of these to two folders in the registry area I was supposed to and the fix did not help me, rather it appeared to slow me down more than before! So I attempted to undo my prior actions. I removed both QWORDs from the two folders I put them in and rebooted; it should have been like they were never there, right? Well that's not what happened... Unfortunately, I've fought with my computer for the past 6+ hours and I have not yet figured out what's wrong. I am still experiencing a great deal of lag/delay in my game and internet in general; it isn't the server, it isn't my ISP from what I can tell because no one else is experiencing this problem.
To shed a little light on my terrible internet speed, I took a speedtest at speedtest.net and this was my results: Click! & this is my sent/received packets from Network & Sharing: Click!
There are a few other things I did today that may or may not ha... Read more

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I moved into my new apartment two days ago and a technician came yesterday to install cable internet. After a few problems with my wireless router, everything seemed to work perfectly (27mbits/s download, 2mbits/s upload).

The next day, I come home from work, open my computer and this is what I get:
and this:
I called the ISP and they told me something was probably wrong with my modem. They're sending a technician tomorrow, but I wanted to ask you guys if there was anything I could try to fix it or if there were questions I should ask the technician when I see him.

A:Internet speed suddenly dropped.

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first of all thank you for reading this.

only yesterday, my browser loading webpages became ultra slow, (i was using Opera 9.26), it freezed every few seconds for about 20 seconds, then resumed loading the page, then again freezed, and so on.

So then i downloaded Mozilla firefox to see if that would help, same thing except pages didn's load.

then i tried using IE 7 and it's speed varies, sometimes a page loads qiuck and other times it loads a lot slower.

Every time i had a new browser i deleted all the temporary files, cookies, saved pages, links visited, etc... And it;s still slow.

however other programs that use the itnernet such as MSN work fine and are fast as usual, just the browser internet loading time is suddenly a lot longer, i'm not sure if its a virus as Symantec has been showing a few infected files in Quarantine and so forth.

So all help is glady appreciated


A:Internet Speed Suddenly Slowed Down

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Speed was 12mps until suddenly went to less than 1mbs.

Problem computer is connected by Ethernet cable from an AT&T modem/router with two other computers in a LAN, which are both still getting a normal 12mbs.

So far, I?ve applied the following fixes to no avail:
1) Ran a multitude of antivirus software [CCleaner, MS Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, Smitfraudfix, RKill, ComboFix, Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, HiJackThis, Spybot, etc.] multiple times in both Normal and Safe mode.
2) Ran several diagnostics such as SG TCP Optimizer, Tracert.
3) Turned off all firewall & antivirus software.
4) Reset modem/router and switcher multiple times, flushed DNS.
5) Connected problem computer Ethernet cable directly to modem/router.
6) Swapped Ethernet cables with other ?normal? computers on the LAN.
7) Uninstalled/reinstalled and updated both Realtek and Intel drivers.
8) Swapped input from Intel to Realtek and back. Drivers up to date.
9) Installed new Intel Gigabit NIC with updated driver.
10) Repair install of Win7.
11) AT&T ISP tech narrowed problem to my PC.
12) All other indications appear normal [device manager, Win7 diagnostics, etc.]

Can anyone suggest a fix I might have overlooked or is it time for a clean install of Win7 as a last resort?




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Only had this new pc a few weeks and it is so slow now after 3 blue screen of death crashes that caused this I think, I believe firefox caused. I am not sure how to read dump files to show you details of the BSOD. I am including details of my PC along with the hijack this log, my system is clean though according to antispyware and virus scans.


I installed 64bit before this 32bit one on another partition of this HDD but cannot boot into it anymore at startup because this PC won't let me select it because it does not detect my keyboard in DOS mode for some weird reason.

Hijackthis log is attached file.

A:Snail Speed Pc At Times And Always Slow Internet Speed On Vista Ultimate

I found this helpful information on possible solutions, very familiar with errors on previous Microsoft operating systems. http://www.vandersluijs.nl/content/view/973/96/lang,enI uninstalled one of the suggested updates and so far it is fine, the update was only optional so no security threats. I think it has helped, not certain if it will be like a fresh install because windows is slower than it was two weeks ago. If 3 weeks is best windows can handle for being ready for a new install I may have to go back to Linux. I hope this thread can stay on this forum somewhere to help others follow the link I posted above for possible solutions to this problem, it will save them time and effort trying numerous things.

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Alrighty, here we go. Please forgive me as I've been up 6 hours working on this to no avail.

Initially I wanted to forward my ports for a program of mine so that I could download faster. After failing at doing it manually (even though I followed the instructions to a tee) I downloaded a program that basically simplified the process. Well, turns out, that failed too. Whilst doing this I changed some ports on that program trying different options. After an hour or so, I decided I no longer wanted to try to optimize but realized my internet was significantly deteriorated, especially in respect to my Upload speed.

Web browsing in general was slower, downloads were a little slower, but most of all my uploads are practically non-existent. I mean, I"ll go to various speed test sites and all of them literally give me errors when it comes to the upload test.

So...I uninstalled the port forwarding program, restored factory defaults to my router and upgraded to the latest firmware. I also restored the defaults to this program (sorry, not allowed to mention it apparently). I then ran a full virus and spyware check via Norton, reset my router a few times, checked the cables...and nothing.

THEN I download a TCP internet optimizer to see if that would remedy my slow speeds...nothing. It's curious that this program is unable to get uploads over 7 kb/s and speed test sites are able to even register a test. I believe this is they key, but I don't know what to do. I'... Read more

A:Solved: Internet speed suddenly drastically slowed

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Since yesterday, I've been dealing with a suddenly reduced internet download speed, it's extremely frustrating. I have tried changing cables, restarting router by unplugging power and plugging it again after 10 minutes, a soft and a hard reboot directly from my linksys router ( I have tried flushing DNS. It seems to be shifting back and forth. I am running "ping -t www.google.com" in the background and it clearly fluctuates, high ping, low ping.

As for internet speed, on steam it shows it's %20 of what I am supposed to get. Very seldom has it reached what it's supposed to be. This started yesterday when I was downloading a Samsung Software Update and noticing it takes a while to download just 1 MB let alone 1 GB.

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Hi.for a couple days now i have been trying to get rid of viruses and malware. It first started with pornbot.com and other icons on my desktop and a fake windows secrity screen saying i need to download an antivirus click here or else my computer will be destroyed.i ran Avast! and it got rid of a virus and then i ran malware btyes and it got rid of the pop ups and porn icons on my desktop but now i am having other problems.First of all the computer is slow. My web browser does not work all the time. IE keeps saying its in offline mode and firefox redirects itself alot. and some virus help sites wont load including this one and antivirus websites.If i click clr-alt-del it says *the system administrator has disabled this feature*.facebook.com says that it is blocked and to unblock it i need to get an antivirus program (i have one!!!).Avast! says it found win32.jifas-co a couple times and win32.patched.ma and deleted them.EDIT:I restarted and now the desktop is green with a image in the middle of it saying WARNING: YOUR SYSTEM IS INFECTED. SYSTEM HAS BEEN STOPPED DUE TO serious MALFUNCION IT IS RECOMMENDED TO USE SPYWARE PREVENTION TOOL TO PREVENT DATALOSS.and i keep getting pop ups all day about buying a program Here is my DDS files.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Administrator at 5:42:35.57 on Tue 01/26/2010I... Read more

A:internet sec 2010 on desktop,computer slow.

Hello zappyisfun Welcome to Bleeping Computer. Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.As I am still in training I will be helping you under supervision of our expert teachers, so there may be a delay between posts.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix: Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". Finally, please reply using the button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post. I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions after it is approved.

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Ok, I have 5 computers on a home network, 4 Windows XP and one Redhat Linux Fedora Core 4. About a month ago, one of the windows boxes suddenly went from about 550Kb/s download to 100Kb/s download from various newsgroups. Also, when trying to pull AND push files to that same box, it is a very slow file transfer.

I didn't load any new software in that time and I waited so long because at the time, the newsgroup server that I am using reported problems associated with Hurricane Rita. This of course doesn't explain the network speed.

I've run speed tests on all the other computers, and they all report download speeds of about 550Kb/s and upload speeds of about 45Kb/s except the one, and it has download speeds of about 100Kb/s and upload speeds the same, about 45Kb/s.

After I noticed the speed reduction, I loaded a firewall, ** Protowall ** and I downloaded the latest beta of Microsoft Anti-Spyware and ran it. Also, I have Norton with the latest updates and it reports no problems.

Please, let me know if you need more info or if someone had any general tips to try. I am about at the end of my rope and reformatting looks like the only other option to me.


Mike in Ohio

Edit: Forgot to say, I went to 3 differnt speed testing web sites, and they all report the download speed the same on that one box, about 100Kb/s and the others are around 500Kb/s

A:1 computer on a network suddenly now has slow file transfer on internet and network

Are all the computers wired similarly? All run to the same router/switch?

You should check the cable of the problematic machine, try using ping to the router with 1400 byte packets. Also, boot up some CD Linux or equivalent and see what speeds you get from there - helps to rule out any problems with the operating system.

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Followed directions for removal of malware in sticky message before posting.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:04:16 PM, on 9/22/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32 ... Read more

A:Desktop Suddenly Very, Very Slow

I sure miss castlecops.

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Merry Xmas everyone,

My desktop has been running very slow for the past 2 weeks and seems to be getting worse.

I'm running intel 3ghz cpu, 2gb ram, 500gb hdd, with 150gb free, norton 360.

Computer boots up in about 20 mins and is very very slow once running to even open start menu let alone any programs.

I have run disk clean up and defrag numerous times over the last few weeks and it has helped somewhat but the problem still exists.

Please help.


A:Vista desktop suddenly very slow

Remove N360 using Norton Removal Tool.

NIS/ N360 Removal - http://jcgriff2.com/NRT_N360_Removal.html

Reboot upon completion.

Install MSE - http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

Regards. . .



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My computer was running just fine til about a week ago. I am on a secure network that was before yielding 1/mb/sec download speeds on wireless router. I have tested the network on my laptop and it still runs just fine, however my desktop has become sluggish, the download speeds are down to 30kb/sec and the search function has been taken over by "searchfastfind.net" that Malware Bytes has failed to find. Today the internet would simply die and not reconnect, or my browser would redirect to dead sites. The CPU on any processes doesn't seem high, but my computer is screaming like it's running several programs at once. I am using Vista, all updates installed that are available and needed.

What would I do to figure out the sort of malware I suspect this to be?

Dell Studio 540S Windows Vista Premium 2 64 bit

A:Suspected Malware (searchfastfind.net) - Ruining Internet Speed and Computer Speed

I ran rkill.exe it found no known programs running, malware still seems to come up empty, but my cpu speed and internet connection are still terrible.

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Hello,I have a few problems that i would kindly need some help to fixFirstly, i have been and idiot and tried cracking stuff, yes i am sorry and i shall now buy worthy products.As a result i believe i have had my internet speed hijacked(is this possible?) and i need urgent help on removing these viruses.I also recieve an annoying icon at the bottom of right hand corner which reads (Virus Alert!) and then is followed by a small pop up box which reads:Your computer is infected!Possible harmful infection was detected on your PCThe system will now download and install the most efficentspyware removal program to prevent private data loss andyour identity theft.Click here to protect your PC from the biggest spyware threats.Here is my HijackThis log.Any Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:37:31 PM, on 3/17/2006Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\A... Read more

A:Internet Speed Very Slow For 256k, Very Slow Start Up, Very Laggy When Multi Tasking

Did you follow the instructions here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43659/how-to-remove-spyfalcon-removal-instructions/If not please do so and then post a new hjt log as a reply to this topic.

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I have Win Xp....I have internet explorer ...it will stay on for about 1 minute then go to the desktop......why did this just start happening??

Any suggestions...thanks a lot!!

A:internet explorer suddenly goes to desktop

Hi gkman2

So are you saying Internet Explorer minimizes to the Taskbar and leaves you at the Desktop?

Or, that Internet Explorer just shuts down?
Have you scanned for Spyware and viruses lately?

What steps if any have you taken so far to try to fix this problem?

sfc /scannow?
reinstall of Internet Explorer?

Let us know.

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My internet stopped working a few weeks on my desktop, which is connected through ethernet. The ethernet and wifi connections work perfectly when I use my laptop but doesn't on my desktop.

The internet partially works, certain websites load but not others. I'm guessing it's some kind of dns issue?

Here is what I tried so far:
- System restore to an earlier point.
- Complete virus scan.
- Safe Mode with net working
- Turned Firewall Off
- Uninstalled AV
- Did some cmd commands: ipconfig /flushdns, ip config /release, ip config /renew
- Checked if computer was connected to proxy.
- Tried multiple browsers and cleared cache.
- Ran ccleaner for both internet files and reg file fix.
- Switched dns servers to google.

Called my ISP and they said that they have a good connection to my router, so therefore it's something on my desktop that's causing this.

What do you guys think it could be? This is really annoying me because 90% of the websites won't load.

A:Internet won't work suddenly on desktop, tried everything.

this command worked: netsh winsock reset

Thanks anyway guys!

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I am having an issue with my desktop which doesnt seem to make much sense to me. I was playing battlefield heros and chatting on msn (both which require internet), and everything was working fine. I then opened up firefox, and I kept getting 404 errors for all pages (MSN kept working though

Thinking it was something a restart would fix, I restarted. But that didnt help at all. Now MSN and everything else keeps timing out. To make sure it wasnt a windows issue, I booted into linux, but the problem is still there

Any idea what has happened here, and how I can resolve it?

**Other computers in my house have their internet working 100%

EDIT: I guess I should also add that local network works fine on my desktop

A:Internet on desktop suddenly dead

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