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DSL tests ok, cpu speed ok, very slow page loads - all websites. [Moved]

Q: DSL tests ok, cpu speed ok, very slow page loads - all websites. [Moved]

I just posted this in the Windows 2000/ME section by accident.....

From the beginning:

I visited a website that gave me a virus that was picked up by my Avast & Malwarebytes. Both programs deleted the bad files. The next time I started the computer, my internet connection became almost unusable due to it's slowness. Scans of the system turned up nothing.

I unplugged the Cat-5 cable from my DSL modem, connected a USB cable to the usb port on the modem, & restarted. My connection was back to normal for a few days, until my wife had some issue & she restarted the computer. After that, I'm back to maddening slowness!

Also, when I do a search on Google, I get redirected when I click on any results to "results.google.com". I also cannot download ANYTHING from Microsoft -- when I try it says "not available on this server"

This has all the makings of a virus, but it's not showing up on anything. I visted Pc Pitstop & paid $30 for Optimizer 3, which did nothing. I just completed a 2+ hour scan in safe mode with Avast, which again turned up nothing. All DSL performance scans turn up normal.

I called Verizon & they used gotoassist to check out my computer. They said my connection is actually quicker than what I am paying for, but you wouldn't know that after counting to 10 slowly before seeing any websites -- including this one.

I downloaded & ran Combofix at the recommendation of someone on another forum, but I had to shut the computer down & lost the results -- I can run again if need be.

Also, after a recent restart, I lost my POP3 settings for Outlook Express mysteriously & was unable to send/receive mail until I re-entered all that information that has been there for years. Now I have lost all my shortcuts next to the start button on the lower toolbar.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

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A: DSL tests ok, cpu speed ok, very slow page loads - all websites. [Moved]

You may have aquired a "rootkit"Some are very hard to detect & remove.Go here,http://www.pchell.com/support/rootkitremovaltools.shtmlYou should be able to find something there to find out if a rootkit is the problem.

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Lenovo T61P
Win 7
Wireless Connection (Router Linksys WRT54G2)
I installed Comodo's Firewall and during installation I accepted to install the Secure DNS too. Afterward I noticed my web-pages loaded slower than usual. They weren't extremely slow but definitely slower than what I've been accustomed. I tried some OPENDNS servers and others to see if it made any difference but it didn't. I also went to my router's setup page(( I could manually add the previously mentioned DNS servers. I finally decided to revert back to my old DNS list. To disable using the Comodo DNS servers I did the following:

Wireless Network Connection Properties-> Internet Protocol Ver 4 (TCP/IPv4)-> Properties -> Select "Obtain DNS server address automatically"

I also went into to my router's setup page ( to set my DNS list to zeros so that I can get back my default ISP's DNS servers (,186,187). However, website loading is still sluggish.

I thought the issue might just be a temporary hiccup from my ISP but my roommate doesn't have these issues. We tried a speed test at dslreports.com and the results were weird. On my laptop the results were 8500+ Kb/s with a 279ms latency. I was 10 ft away from my router. His results were 3000+Kb/s with a 11ms latency and he was 30 ft away from the router. Is the latency a major issue?

Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you.

A:Fast Internet Speed - Slow Page Loads

Problem solved. I uninstalled Comodo's firewall and presto everything is back to normal. Duuuuh ... Gonna stick to Win 7's built-in firewall to work along side my router's.

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(running winXP SP3)

Ok, so IE7 and FireFox will not load pages. Chrome works but is slow as molasses. I have run tons and tons of spyware/malware scans and problem is still happening.

Note: Spybot S&D will not install. When it tries to download the info from the Spybot server it crashes saying it cannot connect to the server.

I ran SDFix and it didnt find anything. Or if it did, it did not fix it.

I have been trying to fix this thing for two weeks! Any help is appreciated!

Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:12:26 PM, on 4/18/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
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A:No page loads in IE or FireFox / SLOW page loads in Chrome

I am at a total loss, my only option now is to reformat unless someone can help!

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Recently, I reinstalled my Netgear wna3100 driver. Ever since then, I've been experiencing problems with high pings in games where I normally never had problems with. Pages load slowly even just the home page of Google.

I've attached my ipconfig picture. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:High download speed and signal, high ping in games, slow page loads

To Disable Selective Suspend:

open the control panel
go to power options (you may have to set view to small icons)
click change plan settings
in the window that opens:
click change plan settings
click change advanced power settings, expand usb and ensure usb selective suspend is disabled.

I would also (while the device is plugged in)
go into the control panel - system - device manager - click the properties for it and make sure it's set to always on there as well.
I don't think the ipconfig can tell us much here since it's a data rate problem of some sort and not a actual connection problem from the sound of it.

The two things I mention above will hopefully keep your system from putting the device in 'low power mode' which may , or may not help your current problem.

I'm also curious if your system has recently slowed down in any other ways?

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I recently added the Smiley program and now when I launch IE7 it indicates it is connecting with a blank page. When I move my mouse it connects and loads the page. Also running Norton 360 which indicates all is fine. Any ideas?

A:IE7 only loads page when mouse is moved

What was the smily program called?

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Since I have installed W 7 my speed test results from DSL Reports are 1.5 Mbs. With XP they were just under 3 Mbs. I have tweaked 7 for high performance and low visual. Could it be because I only have 2 gigs of memory? It really doesn't seem any slower. In fact, it seems to run faster for the most part. Any ideas on this one? Thanks, John

A:Slow speed tests

Do not know what is causing your speed to change, but you may want to read this:

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Hello all,
I have had various speed tests run on my Toshiba L875 with 4 gigs of Ram and a 640 GB hard drive. The speed tests are usually in the 75/35 range but even with Verizon FIOS they have been slow (upload speed has been). Speedtest.net won't even hardly register (getting like 40 over 3 to 5 for the download). I ran Malwarebytes last night and there were no infections but the system still is slow according to FIOS' speed test. I'm at a loss and need an option to figure out why this is occurring. Thanks for all you guys do.

PS: Will run another Malwarebytes scan now.


A:Speed tests very slow/possible infection?

I ran a malwarebytes scan sand no infections were found.

Think that really concerns me is http://www.speedtest.net/result/2438595996.png.

205 ms ping (way too high) and 12/7, when I'm used to 75/35. Any advice?


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I've been having this problem for 3 days now. I have a 5Mbps downstream 768kbps upstream dsl connection and noticed that webpages were opening noticeably slower and streaming video took ages to load. All speed tests I run show that I get around 300-400 kbps downstream even though my upstream is normal at around 600 kbps.
I know it is not my computer or browser since I've tried the tests on other computers in my house. I contacted my isp and they tested my phone line and said it was ok. They even changed the modem but it didn't help. I tried to connect using my isp's modem with router functionality and also as a bridge with my own router but I get the same results. The problem started happening overnight without any changes to any configuration in my home computers or the network. Today I noticed that I get much higher speeds (almost full bandwidth) when downloading torrents but as I said videos take forever to load and all speedtests show a very low downstream speed.
Anybody know what could be causing this? I suspect that it is a problem with my isp (perhaps with port 80?) but they say that everything shows up as normal on their side.

A:Torrents fast speed tests slow

DSL has issues with speed. I use to have 1.5mbps, then 3mbps and 5mbps. I even bypass the way DSL works in the home. You can do the same but take some time to do. Most you can get out of that is a much stronger signal. You tap into the main phone line that comes in like through a basement before it hits the phone. I use CAT5e with a phone jack box ran that to another phone jack box with a modular connector. That connector would use ultra phone line cable based on Cat 5e but for phone data. That would go to your DSL modem. It worked well. Now that I am cable modem I'll never go back to DSL.

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Please help me. I am very frustrated here!
I just moved from NY with Cablevision to Madison with Charter. So far I have been extremely dissatisfied with the service.
I am running on an:
HP Pavilion p7-1020 with AMD Phenom II X4 960T / 2.9 GHz Quad-Core, 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC, Memory Speed 1333 MHz, Hard Drive 1 x 1.5 TB - Standard - Serial ATA-300 - 5400 rpm, Fast Ethernet, Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g.
I am using a Zoom 5350 Router/Modem combo with these specs:
Product Name Docsis 3.0 Cable Modem/Router WL-N 4 Port Switch Any Service
Product Type Wireless Router
Power Over Ethernet No
Ethernet Port Yes
Fast Ethernet Port Yes
Gigabit Ethernet Port Yes
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11n
ISM Band Yes
UNII Band No
ISM Minimum Frequency 2.40 GHz
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz
Number of Antennas 2
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 4
Network (RJ-11) No
Powerline No
Management Port No
Wireless Transmission Speed 37.50 MBps
Form Factor Desktop
Product Model 5350
Certifications & Standards
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3ab
FCC part 15B and 15C UL
Features Quality of Service (QoS)
MIMO Technology
SNMP v1/v2/v3
Security Features
Port Forwarding
VPN pass-through
MAC address Filtering
Port Filtering
IP Filtering
Parental Control
Denial of Service Protection
Wireless Sec... Read more

A:Slow Internet despite good speed tests

Ping some websites you are trying to load http://www.mediacollege.com/internet/troubleshooter/ping.html

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Hello - recently web browsing using Firefox (v29.0) has become very slow/choppy/laggy.
I've performed speed tests with my ISP and I am consitently at 10mpbs down and 3mps up, which are the expected rates.
This appears to be specifically an issue with web browsing with Firefox. 
I used Avast 2014 (free) as my antivirus and all weekly scans find no viruses.  I've also scanne my computer using Malwarebytes (lates version) and nothing has been found.
I'm a bit puzzle by this as not much has changed on this computer in the past few months.  I'm not sure if this could be a virus/spyware/malware issue or just poor firefox performance more recent revisions of the browser.
Any help that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.

A:Firefox web browsing becomes very slow but bandwidth speed tests are fine.

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup- and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to t... Read more

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Slow start up, freezes, slow page loads, tracking cookies pop up when no web pages slow to load. I have ran Ad-ware, avg 8 and CCleaner.]
they all show up empty except for tracking cookies.
I ran Highjack this and this is what I got. Thanks for any help u can give me. countrygirl

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:34:17 PM, on 1/1/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
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A:Slow start up, freezes, slow page loads, tracking cookies pop up when no web pages ar

thank you and i can wait, after all, anything worth doing right takes time.

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Hey guys, I have been haveing a problem with IE pages. THey are loading very slowly. I have a DSL connection, but it acts like a 56k connection. Sometimes it works fine but other times its slow. I have ran 2 different virus check, computers is clean it says. I have ran spyware and adaware programs numerous times cleaned everything from my computer, as far as temp files and unused programs, cookies. I am still haveing the same problem though. The funny thing is, I have a co-worker on the same router connection and his computer is running fine, no problems at all. I have even uninstalled IE and reinstalled it, and its still messed up. Please help, thanks Bryan

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I am running 4 PCs (one hardwired, the other 3 wireless) from a Linksys BEFW11S4 router connected to a cable modem. All PCs, except one, load web pages quickly and rarely bog down.

My Dell 9300 Inspiron with XP Pro using Firefox or IE7 runs like molasses. Pages sometimes take forever to load. This often occurs when the other three PCs are zipping along just fine, as well as when they are all turned off and the Dell is the only machine using the router.

The Dell 9300 is running Norton 2007 and I run AdAware and Spybot weekly. I also clean and defrag the disc regularly.

On occasion, I have used the Repair function to renew the IP address on my Dell network connection and it seems to help, but I think it's imaginary. I also reset my modem regularly, which is silly because the other PCs are running fine. The three laptops are in the same room, so distance from the router is not an issue.

I'd appreciate some advice regarding settings to check or utilities that may help me. I really don't want to call Dell tech support (ugh) unless I absolutely have to.

Thank you very much

A:Slow Page Loads

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I can log onto this page billiardsmarket.com from my Ipad using wifi, iphone, and my PC at work. They all work fine. When I try to go there from my laptop, it takes about ten minutes for one page to load if it does so at all. I have cleared cookies etc.

I am running windows 7 on an asus laptop. I have tried with IE and chrome but the same result with each.

Thanks for any info,

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Hello friends , new to this forum so I hope I'm posting this in the correct place. First off here's my vitals,

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 174181 MB, Free - 33474 MB; D: Total - 131061 MB, Free - 59614 MB; M: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 26323 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc,
Antivirus: Avast free, Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D, Superantispyware.
Wired LAN connection to cable modem.

The problem I'm having is with loading web pages regardless of which browser I use. Everything loaded fine until just recently, either they load super slow, only partially, or not at all. I have scanned with my antivirus and 3 different anti malware progs. I cleared the browser cache on IE, Chrome and Fire fox, I flushed the DNS all to no avail. I have also tried assigning new DNS servers with no luck. I have checked the offending web sites on " http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ " and for everyone I checked it was just me. I am at my wits end please help.

A:Very slow or not at all Page loads

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i have run spybot, Ad-aware, and house call's PC-cillin. this is driving me nuts. nothing has changed with my IE connection. Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 6:03:00 PM, on 11/13/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\msnappau.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\csinsmnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

O2 - BHO: CATLEvents Object - {D6964FD8-3AF1-4A2A-ABB7-3D0C62924FD6} - C:\DOCUME~1\sterling\LOCALS~1\Temp\pctlmx.dat
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E7188... Read more

A:Slow Page Loads

Download pocket killbox from http://download.broadbandmedic.com/Killbox.exe put it on the desktop where you can find it easily

Run hijackthis, tick these entries listed below and ONLY these entries, double check to make sure, then make sure all browser & email windows are closed and press fix checked

O2 - BHO: CATLEvents Object - {D6964FD8-3AF1-4A2A-ABB7-3D0C62924FD6} - C:\DOCUME~1\sterling\LOCALS~1\Temp\pctlmx.dat

O3 - Toolbar: RefresherBand Class - {B24BA06E-FB7B-4757-95C2-DC01125F750E} - C:\PROGRA~1\YREFRE~1\YREFRE~1.DLL

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [180ax] c:\winnt\180ax.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [*xmltcp] C:\WINNT\repair\xmltcp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vuxkjsv] C:\WINNT\vuxkjsv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [*xmltcp] C:\WINNT\repair\xmltcp.exe rerun

O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [*WinLogon] C:\WINNT\Registration\antinut.exe ren time:1100381539

O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.bushtarion.com

O16 - DPF: {CC05BC12-2AA2-4AC7-AC81-0E40F83B1ADF} (Live365Player Class) - http://www.live365.com/players/play365.cab
now run killbox and paste each of these lines into the box, select delete on reboot and end explorer shell before deleting. On any dll file tick unregister dll before deleting, then press the red X button, when it says reboot now, say no and continue to paste the lines in in turn and... Read more

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My internet is usually very fast i never lag in online games and i DL anywhere from 300-600k/s with cable. But only on my main PC which is directly connected to the router, i get really slow webpage loading. I use firefox, but also tried normal IE and still same problem. Basicly i can type in an address, it has the loading icon but it doesnt load for like 20-30 seconds, then all of a sudden it will load the page almost instantly, then say i click on a link on the page again, it does the same thing. meanwhile i can play warcraft with 45ms ping.

i did all the basic stuff, emptied cache, cookies, temp internet files, temp files, etc etc nothing works. i pasted my hijack this under here hopefully someone can figure this out its very annoying

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:38:38 AM, on 12/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Hija... Read more

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My laptop is very slow, web browsing takes forever, opening word, booting up etc.

I have Ccleaner, i've ran spybot, and malware bytes, windows registry repair, and have defragged. There is 71% free space and there's barely anything on the laptop.

Things stop responding a lot and i have to wait for them.

Seems odd with so much free space. (defrag says 71% free)


A:Speed very slow but loads of disk space left

Don't use windows registry repair or any Registry Cleaners. It's possible that's what caused your problem. When using CCleaner only clean, don't repair. Might pay to do a System Restore prior to the problem or if you have the OS disc, a Repair Install.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.50GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76340 MB, Free - 35732 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, ATR60
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hello all

Want to begin by thanking everyone (esp flavalee) who helped resolve my issues with the CPU topping out at 100% for minutes on end. Still happens on IE (even after I added 512 of ram), but Chrome runs well...when it runs, which is why I'm back.

On a seemingly random basis, page load requests are greeted with the little Chrome spiral turning slowly ccw while I stare at a white screen. In many cases the spiral flips to the quick cw and the page loads, but too often, when it does flip, the symbol just sits there, spinning quickly cw and taunting me...spinning and taunting me...

Invariably, there is a message in the lower left of the screen that says: waiting for... Often, waiting for ad.something.com

Was going to go the site search route, but suspect "slow page loads" as a term might result in about a half million hits.

Numerous system scans with many apps (Malwarebytes, Glary, etc.) come up clean.

What 411 would be needed to help figure this out?

A:waiting for...whatever (slow/non page loads)

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I am using mozilla firefox and have wndows xp pro as OS.For last two days my net surfing experience is going very strange.My page loading speed is good but the download speed is very slow.When ever i download a file it downloads very slowly.The download speed has decrease about 4 times .I have my internet through siemens adsl sl2.141 modem and I login to my account through ppoe WAN password account.Can anybody help please?

A:Browsing/page Loading Speed Is Good But Downloading Speed Is Too Slow

Have you monitored your system with Windows Task Manager while downloading? If you determine Firefox is causing the problem, try safe mode and/or a new profile. Sometimes settings and/or extensions got corrupted leading to strange behavior. Standard diagnostic - Firefox

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I have tried to use both explorer and firefox and both take forever to load. I can't update or run them both at the same time. I am using a HP Pavillion entertainment PC, running windows vista. I am not very computer savy, so speak slowly!!!!

A:Extremely slow internet, page loads

... and both take forever to load.Click to expand...

Do you mean they take "forever" to launch--to first make an appearance when you double click on the appropriate shortcut? Or do you mean they take a long time to load each web page you access?

If the latter make sure you have the latest network driver; if it is an internal network adapter the driver should be from your PC manufacturer's web site. Ethernet or wireless?

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Hey guys, I just recently had this problem. Whenever I browse any websites, the pages load so slowly. There's about 10 seconds of a blank page before the page loads quickly. After that, every page that is on that website loads fast. For example it takes a long time to load this site initially but once I do, the rest of the links on here are snappy. It's like this for every website I go to. I thought it might be viruses/spyware but tests came clean. The odd thing is I'm downloading at my normal speed 320 KB/s. I tried this on three of my OS's which are on the same computer, Windows 2000, XP, and Vista and same result. I connect my modem to a wifi router and connect using wifi and same result. Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm using the latest Firefox.

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Hello all-
I have run the required scans, and they are attached. I have an unwanted toolbar and startup web page that I can't seem to get rid of. Both IE and FF initialize to this link http://vshare.toolbarhome.com/?hp=df , and I don't want it!!

Also, my pages are loading more slowly than in the past, as if the system "hangs up" for a few seconds before loading the new page.

Thanks for any help you can provide, techies!!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5850 @ 2.16GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294885 MB, Free - 89093 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5769 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0F700C, , .B0T5YG1.CN4864386B0026.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

A:Unwanted toolbar and slow page-loads

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Hi -Thanks in advance for any guidance.

In the last month or so I have noticed extremely slow web page loads, sometimes to the point of stalling out completely. I share office space with 2 other people (we share a DSL connection) and their internet performance is fine, so I think it is something on my PC.

I am running AVG version 9 with all protective options on.


Here is my HJTlog:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:04:59 PM, on 11/22/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16915)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2pre.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgam.exe
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Hello 1st time poster with a question-
XPS8700 3.60 gigahertz Intel Core I7-4790, windows 8.1, 32 megabytes of ram, A11 BIOS
The problem encountered was extremely slow screen loads,some programs would time out, other screens took forever to come up. The spinning icon was very slow. This happened the first time I started up the computer and Dell tech support had me run the F12 diagnostics, all items passed, so he had me update the BIOS from A10 to A11 and the problem was resolved. This was a year and a half ago.
The same problem happened 2 nights ago. I first ran virus scan and malware scan. All of them reported no issue. I had Verizon reset my FIOS connection and check my Internet-no issue on their end..
I was finally able to resolve the issue the next morning by running the F12 diagnostics,the long version, took about 3 hours or so and now the computer is back to normal. Diagnostics were clean, no issues reported and everything passed.
I have a program that gives a complete profile of my computer-The Belarc Advisor- I ran it while the problem was present and my processor shows a speed of 57.65 gigahertz, not 3.60 gigahertz.
I reran the Belarc Advisor after the problem was resolved and now we are back to normal, 3.60 gigahertz.
Has anybody every encountered this issue or seen the processor speed change so dramatically and then return to normal?

A:Extremely slow screen loads and extreme change in processor speed

Unless you mis-typed it, something was wrong with what Belarc found because there's no way a CPU could run at 57.65 GIGA-Hz.
Back up your personal files on external media ASAP, in case your hard drive is about to fail....

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I've been having trouble loading Web pages on my netbook the last week or so. When I type in an address, the page will start to load. But then it crawls along for 10-15 sec until the tabs show the page is ready. Navigating within a site the load time won't be quite as slow, but if I click an external link the sluggish load returns. The problem happens on both wired and wireless connections. My connection is100Mbps through ATT Uverse. Other computers don't have trouble with speed though. So there must be an issue in my system.

At first, I wondered if it might be a virus; so, I checked it out at Malwarebytes. The only things they found was a possible Trojan host file, which we deleted. I uninstalled AVG Antivirus and Spybot S&D and replaced them with MS Security Essentials to save on program memory. Then I updated the LAN and wireless network drivers. I tried updating the graphics driver too. However, none of it made any difference

I'm at the end of my rope in solving out the problem. I looked at some other posts and tried the suggestions. They didn't help much though .

If someone could please help me figure out a solution, I'd greatly appreciate it.


A:Slow page loads on all browsers and wired/wireless

Hi MaB1Day2, welcome to Seven Forums.
Try clearing your browser's cache including flushing the 'DNS' & rebooting your router if it's ON 24/7.

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Hello all:

I got hit with a browser hijacker I think. I was being redirected to gethotresults.com. I think I have been able to remove that malware, but I am noticing now random audio ads play in the background, and my browser loads pages slowly (compared to a similar build Windows 7 PC that is not affected by any virus. Also, when shutting down the affected PC after attempting to identify/clean, I got an unexpected shutdown bluescreen. I have captured the text of this event if you need it. The affected PC is Windows 7 64-bit.

------------------------- CONTENTS OF DDS.TXT -------------------------------

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by Mark at 16:05:55 on 2012-09-16
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4093.1982 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
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A:Random audio ads playing, slow page loads

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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Hello and thanks in advance with any help that you can offer. I have a small network at home and started having issues a few weeks ago.Here are the symptoms: Very slow computerslocking up when trying to boot-upredirected google searchesalso redirected page loads( I am seaching ebay and then I get a dell search page that says "cannot find [url="http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st%3Fad_type""]http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st%3Fad_type"[/url]I have all windows XP SP3 systems. We are connected with a DSL modem and behind that is a Linksys G router. Only the "main pc" that is directly connected and this laptop(with is wirelessly connected) seem to be infected.About a week ago, my desktop got infected with the trojan-downloader.WMA and the trojan.Brisv.A.inf! I searched thru the boards and thought I had it cleaned, but now it is back. Now I think it has spread to my laptop!We run AVG Free, spyware doctor, CCleaner.UUUGGGHHH! Please help.

A:redirected google searches and page loads and very slow laptop!

Please isolate the 2 computers from the network, now disconnect any other computersTreat each computer one at a time till we see what's really going onDon't attempt to play any music with media playerPlease download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
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.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.36) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malwar... Read more

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I am having a problem with the web browsers (IE 8 and Firefox 3.6.7) on my computer.
Pages load very slow and half of the time during load I am getting an error: server not found.
I verified that all the hardware is working properly (cable modem, router and wires)
I have another computer connected to the network and there are no problems with this computer.
Steps I have done so far:
1) deleted history, temp files from the both browsers.
2) Re-installed both browsers.
3) I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program.
Log shows 15 files infected, 4 registry keys infected and 1 memory modules infected.
Removed all the infections.

Please Help

thank you.

A:IE and Firefox are very slow, many errors on page loads. 15 files infected.

Please post the Malwarebytes log.

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I have a AMD Athlon 3800+ 2.4 ghz i think, with an Asus M2ne motherboard, a 120 gig hard drive with 20gigs free, and a gig of ram. I'm running windows XP. The problem I have is my computer, after booting with relatively good speed, slows down incredibly. It takes about 20 minutes for my computer to load up all it's startup programs and about 10 minutes to open most programs. Took more than 40 for Warcraft III to open, and didn't even finish opening, I just reset my computer in frustration. I've run Ad-aware scan, Spybot search and destroy, done a ram check and a few other micellaneous fixes and none of them have helped. Currently I'm doing a Norton Full System scan, and so far it's taken 18 hours and is still not complete. I defragged my drive only last week before these problems arose, as well as run a scan disk and clean up. I have no idea what the problem is and I'm nearing my wits end. Any help would be appreciated.

Oh also when slam alt ctrl del in frustration, it takes a couple minutes for the window to pop up, but when it does it shows Explorer.exe taking 95-99% of my processing power and 100% of my processing power being used.

Thanks in advanced, Tom.

A:Incrediblely slow speed.(Moved from Windows)

Hello and Welcome to TSF

It wouldnt hurt to Look over the First Steps at Removing Malware .

Also what programs can you eliminate at startup? Look in the System Configuration Utility

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We recently got SBC DSL and a router shared between two computers. All of the online speed tests that I have run said my download rate was around 315 kbpsand the 2Wire site for my router site also returned a download connection of 384 kbs, but web browsing and downloads max out at 40 kbs. How do I get my browser up to speed? I am using XP and firefox.

A:High Speed tests but low connection speed

315 Kbps kilo bits per second = 39.4 KBps kilobytes per second.

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Good day to all. I am using AT&T(sbcglobal) dsl. My plan is for the speed of 1mb and under. Now, I realize I am not going to get 1mb, the speed will be under. But the tests I am running are showing speeds around or under 1/4 of a mb. All these tests were run one right after another, at 5 different times of the day, from 8am to 11pm for 3 consecutive days. I have 2 computers running XP that I ran the tests on, and there are no problems with either computer, other than the internet speed. Here are the results.

Speedtest.net: download: 0.24mbps / upload: 0.32mbps

Speakeasy.net: download: 0.24mbps / upload: 0.32mbps

McAfee Internet connection speedometer: 200kbps

CNet Bandwidth Meter: line speed 224kbps

Now, when I run my ISPs speed test AT&T Speedtest, the test shows my speed is: download: 1.58mbps / upload: 0.31mbps. I don`t understand the large difference in speeds I am getting from independent speed tests, and the speedtest from my ISP. Now if I am to believe my ISPs speedtest, they are going to try to tell me I am receiving more download speed than I am paying for. I find that very hard to believe.

Since this is the first time I have looked into this, I am kind of in the dark about how much speed is expected exactly, but 0.24 seems on the low side to me. I know I will have to contact my ISP to look indepth into this problem, and that is why I came here first. I don`t want to sound like a complete idiot when I contact them. Hopefully someone can look at my speed... Read more

A:Solved: My internet speed, and the various speed tests

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I am using Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Firefox and Chrome. This computer acts as a server and has MS SQL Server 2008 setup on it. I normally just use MS Security Essentials and Windows Firewall for security. Approximately one month ago after participating in an short online class a variant of the ?Win 7 2012 Security? scareware showed up and was doing it?s thing. I found a guide on Bleeping Computer to get rid of it using rkill.exe and Malwarebytes to get rid of it and it seems to work. Unfortunately I unwittingly selected to try Malwarebytes 30 day trial so about 3 days ago it got uninstalled from this computer. Two days ago while browsing Reddit suddenly up pops ?Win 7 2012 Security? warnings along with problems in browser connectivity. Having had this before I take the same steps again which seems to rid me of ?Win 7 2012 Security?. However when Malwarebytes is running MS Security Essentials (yes I neglected to turn it off) finds more infections. In fact almost every time Malwarebytes runs MSE finds something new.

Some examples are: Alureon.TK, vdf.exe, Kwrd.dll, PUP.BitMiner, Sirefef.J

I let MSE get rid of them and Mal fins a few also. My internet connection seems to get worse as browser performance decreases however if I run a speed check the DSL connection is fine. Yesterday (the 8th) I made sure everything was up to date (java, flash, windows) and got rid of everything that was extraneous to speed up scans.

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A:Slow browser(s) with incomplete page loads and other internet connectivity problems

Apparently resolved, issues seem to have been related ISP (att) and the earlier virus occurrences had already been taken care of and were only coincidental. So the answer is, no I was not Infected. This issue can be closed.


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I have a new HP Pavillion Slimline Model s5-1224 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on SP1 with Intel Pentium 2.8 Ghz processor, 6 GB Ram and and a 900 GB (800 GB free) HD. I have an external graphics card (Triton TRI-UV150) connected via USB to accomodate Dual HP 2010 Wide LCD monitors.

When the graphics card is connected to the CPU, it takes upwards of 1-2 minutes to load the homepage (Google). Without the graphics card connection, home page load is almost instantaneous.

I have uninstalled/re-installed the graphics card driver with the help of the manufacturers' tech support and the issue is still not resolved. Manufacturer states that "the driver cannot cause slow page loads" but it only happens when the card is connected to the CPU.

Please advise.

A:External Graphics Card Causing Slow Home Page Loads

What graphic card is it and have you tried updating the video drivers?

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Over the past week I've been in the process of reinstalling programs to my computer after having to reinstall WindowsXP. Up until this past Friday everything was running smoothly, and then in the blink of an eye trying to browse web pages has become a frustrating act taking much longer than it should. When running other applications not involving going online, my computer runs completely fine. I suspect spyware is the cause because when I first began reinstalling programs I inadvertantly came across a web page that I know hit me with a load of spyware...all this happening before I reloaded my firewall and antivirus software. Eventually I installed these programs and cleaned out my computer to the point where I could work without worrying about spyware cropping up. I still suspect remnants of spyware remain on my computer which has now caused my browsing online to become a near impossibility. I am only able to ask for your assistance on this web site while running my computer in safe mode.
Sorry for being so wordy..I just wanted to be as descriptive as possible to help you out in determining the correct actions to help alleviate my problem.

Here is my HijackThis Logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:18:25 PM, on 7/31/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
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A:Opening up either my IE or Firefox browser results in painfully slow web page loads..

Hi Mark and welcome to TSF.

Download L2MFix from one of these two locations:


Save the file to your desktop and double click l2mfix.exe. Click the Install button to extract the files and follow the prompts. Then open the newly added l2mfix folder on your desktop. Double click l2mfix.bat and select option #1 for Run Find Log by typing 1 and then pressing Enter. This will scan your computer and it may appear nothing is happening. After a minute or 2, notepad will open with a log. Copy the contents of that log and paste it into this thread.

IMPORTANT: Do NOT run option #2 or any other files in the l2mfix folder until you are asked to do so!

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I've a problem of getting slow speed on my Evdo 3.1 and No Data sent by server errors. Also I have very slow boot speed. I've a hp compaq' pIV 3.2 GHZ with 1 gb RAM running on Win Xp sp2 2002. The AV being outdated is suspicious looking since just before DDS I ran update which was successful.
When I tried to post this for the first time I got disconnected from 'net, I uninstalled and then reinstalled e:\Program Files\EVDO BROADBAND PTCL\* to C:\Program Files\EVDO BROADBAND PTCL\* to resolve this problem, thanks.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Run by maKK at 16:12:02 on 2012-05-23
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1015.224 [GMT *:00]
AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *Enabled/Outdated* {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *Enabled*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\ASCService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2012\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
e:\Program Files\EVDO BROADBAND PTCL\bin\MonServiceUDisk.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2012\avp.exe
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A:Slow 'net speed and long boot time. [moved fr Gen Sec.]


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ok, Windows xp sp2, sony vaio computer, running windows defender, spybot and AVG for virus, spyware, etc. Windows firewall is off...

HJT log follows

computer problems include: delayed typing, initial letters come out, maybe 8 or 10 letters, and then you can type a string of maybe 50 more letters that don't appear for 10 seconds or so....

when opening different windows, they don't "tile", they stack on top of each other, but but are blank where they overlap. picture a venn diagram, where the intersecting part is blank...eventually they freeze and won't close, and we have to go to force quit....

slow start up, slow loading pages. s l o w......

we did see at one point that we were infected with a trojan....virtumundo,
and pop ups too.

when a forced shut down has to happen because of system freeze or just open layered windows that don't close or load ( mouse still works, so not a freeze....) we often have to do a forced quit of

and svchost.exe

before the computer can shut down....

thanks everyone, Happy new year.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:37:42 PM, on 1/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe... Read more

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Dear Tech support team,

I have recently begun to have the following problems with my laptop.

1- Pages extremely slow to load; Especially homepage.
2- Fake security and update alerts both embedded on webpage and pop-ups
3- Inability to access my yahoo email account using this computer.

Here is the DDS fileDDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16635
Run by Mary at 12:18:49 on 2013-08-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3884.1774 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security *Enabled/Updated* {B7599298-8445-728A-A5C7-A26A082C8BDA}
SP: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security *Enabled/Updated* {0C38737C-A27F-7D04-9F77-991873ABC167}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== 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 LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\ASLDRSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
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A:Slow page loads, fake security and update alerts, can't access yahoo mail account

Hi and Welcome!!

My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
If you happen to have a flash drive/thumb drive please have that ready in the event that we need to use it.
Please be sure to subscribe to the topic if you have not already done so.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.
DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your operating system and losing all your programs and data.

Having said that.... Let's get going!!

AdwCleanerClose all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Delete.
Confirm each time with Ok.
You will be prompted to restart your com... Read more

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I hear alot about performance numbers but where do you get the programs to run these tests to see if changes made help or hurt a systems performance?

A:speed tests

Futurmark's 3dmark 2001se gives a good indication of how your pc wil perform in curent games and 3dmark 2003 wil show you how your card performs in dx9 games.... but dont rely on benchmarks too much if. there are other benchmarks too can't remember any at the moment i've just wokenup

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I just did a couple speed tests on my computer.
The first one was 285pc Ping. 2.40mbps Download speed. 0.56 Upload speed.
The second test was 265pc Ping. 2.20mpbs Download speed. 0.60 Upload speed.
Are these numbers good? Thanks Ray ( hope I put this in the right forum)

A:Speed tests

With the exception of ping, they are nearly the same as what I have. Ping is a measure of time it take to get a response from a server. You could try a different server for different response times. However there are numerous reasons for fluctuation ping results, which could simply be a bad day.


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I am not too clever when it comes to all these numbers on the laptop. But I was downloading a UK program and it's taking forever. I am downloading thru Megaupload via Firefox. I did a speed test and this is what it says. (By the way I am with Cox Cable),

DL = 13.36Mb/s
UL = 1.86Mb/s
Ping = 101ms

Is this okay? I DLd yesterday and it only took about 7 mins for a 30 min show ??? It's saying that this one is gonna be nearly 3 hours!

A:Speed Tests...

Better then what I get thru Road Runner. Pretty much double what I get.

The place you are downloading from could be getting swamped with requests.

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One of my PC has become very slow. I checked for malware and it was cleaned recently.
The systems is very slow and I checked with comcast they are saying there is no issue from their side. I am getting 1Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload when I did the speedtest.
What could be the problem ?
Can someone help me ?

A:Solved: Speed Tests

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Many of us (me included) are concerned about how "fast" our ISP (Internet Service Provider) is. Here are five different speed test sites in the US to help you answer that question. To get an accurate assesment of yours run tests several times at different times of the day and on different days.
If your ISP sold you a package with a download speed of, say, 25Mbs and your result is only 14Mbs, that's normal. ISP's advertise the maximum speed their network is capable of during a very light load. More users online and the speed drops far off the adveritsed rate.
In my experience with a wired router the available speed is divided by the number of connections to it which are active, I have no wireless so have no experience with that.

For best results clear your browser cache, cookies, temp files, etc. before a test.
The farther you are from the test server, the lower your results.

Speedtest.net This one has a map and lets you choose worldwide servers to test with.

Wide Open West

Audit My PC

c|NET Cnet may go wordwide I don't know, it has options to check where you are, work, home, etc. and I got widely varying results with each.

SpeakEasy This is what my ISP (Comcast) uses when they are here for a service call, I thought it was because it always gave the best result, but not true after I checked on the other sites.

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A:Broadband Speed Tests

browser speed tests arent that clear though. as "your only as fast as your slowest man"

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speedtest.net - I have pinged about 10 servers tonight, half in France and half in Ireland & UK. Every French server is pathetically slow in download and pings (28ms) and uploads are in the region of 4-5 everywhere, I am supposed to be on 11. Best was Virgin Media Croydon with 125MB (I am on 120MB at present) and 12ms ping (I used to get 7ms) with slow upload again!

A:Broadband Speed Tests

I really would not put too much weight against what speed test results show. If you want to check what your Upstream & Downstream are. Run Shaper Probe.

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I'd like to try this line test, but I keep getting a message saying my ip is not pingable. It says "Please disable firewall ping protection." I've turned off my Trend Micro and the Msoft firewall isn't on anyhow....

how do I disable the firewall ping protection so I can run these line tests?

A:Internet Speed Tests

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Are there any tools out there that can test network speeds between OSes (namely Linux and Windows)?

A:speed tests between OSes

maybe a java app or applet? or maybe a TCP/IP tool/protocol that has extremely low overhead to better gauge transfer speeds between point a to point b?

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