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

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

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

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

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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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Awhile back I started getting fake trendmicro pop-ups each time i connected the internet. Now I constantly get Internet Speed Monitor pop-ups, Antivirus 2009 pop-ups, and others. My computer has begand freezing at start-up when I type in my password, or once I log in it will freeze or just not respond. I can barely go to web pages because one pop-up will repeatedly open tabs so my computer gets extremely slow. I would really appreciate some assistance.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:10:24 AM, on 12/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
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A:Constant Internet Speed Monitor and Antivirus 2009 pop-ups ruining computer

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix.

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.
 

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Hello all

My internet has been slowing to a craw lately and I'm wondering if it's due to malware. Attached is a HJT logfile (may be an old version and I am using Vista) and I would appreciate if some advice can be given...

thanks
scorpio_tkh

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:01:17 PM, on 2/14/2008
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSLoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution\PdtWzd.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\SonicStage\SSAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_FATICEP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ENET\ENMTRAY.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\EPOWER\EPOWER_DMC.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ACER.EMPOWERING.FRAMEWORK.SUPERVISOR.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\ERAGENT.EXE
C:\Users\KoonHung\AppData\Local\Temp\RtkBtMnt.exe
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A:Slow browsing speed..suspected malware

bump..would appreciate some replies

thanks
 

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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.

Berzerker57


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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\common\CAVASpy\cavasm.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.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:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
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Hi,

Recently my internet became very slow. Its always getting disconnected and connected. When I called technical guy, he told my system may be effected with Malware/Virus. He sighted my Netstat -n as example. where it shows many connection established from my computer. I am not sure how it is happened .

So, I need your help to find the problem.

I am using Windows XP SP 3 & Windows 7 RC as dual boot. I collected the logs my XP.

My anti virus is AVAST Home Edition. I have Malware bytes installed for on demand scan.
Recently installed PC tools Firewall plus Free edition. Also installed a software called Sandboxie. (not sure how good it is).

All the required logs attached. Please let me know if more logs needed.

A:Malware affected my computer ? Internet speed decreased

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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This problem confuses me. We've been experiencing slower than normal internet speeds recently. We have Verizon DSL, only 3300 down. Lately we've been getting way lower speeds. I just checked using Verizon's speedtest and it came out as 72 Kbps down and 712 Kbps up.

We have two laptops. Mine is 1.6GHZ with 1GB RAM and hers is a slower 1.2 celeron w/ 1GB RAM. Both running XP. I've tried both wired and wireless.

Speakeasy gives me 292 down and 615 up. Now, beyond the fact that it should be faster down than up, look how slow it is down,.

I've done all the tweaks etc I was on with tech support and they sent a tech today and unfortunately I wasn't home but my GF was. He checked the lines inside and out said there was no problem with the lines.

Using his faster laptop he got a decent 2800 down. When she plugged in her Asus netbook same thing. The tech said the slow speeds were due to the slow computers

Now I know that our machines aren't the fastest and I know that internet speed when it hits your machine is dependent upon cpu speed, but I know we shouldn't be getting such low speeds.

When I lived elsewhere and had cable internet, my current laptop got speeds close to what my cable company said I should be getting. So I am doubting the tech guy even even though the two other laptops got better speeds.

Anybody have any thoughts?

Thanks,

Bernie
 

A:computer speed and internet speed

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Hi, this is not my first time on this amazing site. My first experience on this site, my helper managed to completely clean both my computers and fix the problems that a very severe virus put on my them. *If possible, I would like to request the assistance of Ried for my problem, as he/she has worked with me before, and I was very impressed with his/her dedication and concern for my previous problem.*

I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 Laptop Running Windows XP Media Center Edition. It was running fine until two mornings ago when I turned it on, and it took almost 5 minutes to completely boot... Every thing is running beyond slow. Only 1/6 of my ram is being used, however my cpu is clocking in around 50-100 non stop. the "system" task is very suspicions to me as it keeps spiking from 0 to about 25. My Anti Virus program (PC Tools Spyware Doctor With Anti Virus) has an active "intelliguard" process that is running constantly as well. I did a full system scan, and nothing.

*** I cannot complete a DDS Scan, because the program freezes after the part where it says it will take less than 3 minutes to run. I left it on for over an hour and nothing came up, and YES i disabled my antivirus program while running it. ***

The Gmer log (ark.txt) is attached.

Thank you for taking the time to look into this, and I await your response! :D

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Hi, I may be missing something pretty basic here as my tech knowledge is pretty poor. I have recently paid my internet provider to increase my connection speed from 1meg package to 4meg as I need a faster connection. Ive done a speed test and it says that my speed is pretty much what the service provider has promised but when I use the wifi in my place (which I used with the original 1 meg connection) it doesnt seem any faster at all. I thought I'd be flying from one website to the next but its not happening that way at all. Someone said I should consider buying an aircard to increase my computers ability to recieve more data from the router but then someone else said that is not what an aircard is for. Anyway, Im stuck and would appreciate any help i could get as at the moment Im paying alot more cash each month for no improvement. Thanks in advance for any help. Cheers
 

A:increased my internet speed from 1meg to 4meg but dont see much change in speed?

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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.

2GB DDRII RAM
VISTA ULTIMATE 32bit

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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Hi; I have a Dynalink router and on plan which I get really nice speeds for me (downloads a few megabytes a second), using Windows XP via ethernet.
However as soon as a laptop is also plugged in also via ethernet and streams videos, the internet on my Windows XP computer is so slow, web pages can barely open.
Is there anyone to somehow make both of them at least able to both use the internet? What's the problem? Thanks in advance for any help
 

A:Internet Speed; Fast but as soon as shared, drops down to unusable speed

However as soon as a laptop is also plugged in also via ethernet and streams videos,Click to expand...

sounds like the laptop is hogging all the bandwidth

what speed do you actually have - via www.speedtest.net ?

what happens if the laptop is connected and not streaming videos - it may also have a number of downloads - updates running in the background
 

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Hello, how we all doing?

Good.

I however am not so good, someone told me that ones psychological well being is connected to the state of ones comp. Slow computer, a lot of irrtation. Obviously this is true.

But I digress!

Have an issue with high CPU that only occurs when internet/network card is involved. This makes my computer laggy.

According to asus liveupdate application I have the latest drivers for everything. I even updated my BIOS through it and it installed in windows, somehow. I did flash it via floppy or usb. I have read that this software is very unreliable and buggy.

If someone can give a link to where ASUS posts BIOS revision history/bugfixes I would appreciate it. I can't find it on this link.

I start OS, everything is fine.

Fire up latest version of chrome, 16.0.912.77 (my laptop has been connected on and off today and I have google update, so it should be this very latest), download anything (I think anything, at least from FTP) and CPU load increases as the download speed increases. It takes about 30-60 seconds for CPU to reach 100%, then the download speed decreases (I think my comp can't handle that high hd write speed while CPU is 100%). If it gets up to 1/2/3 MB/s (megabyte) this happens. Close dl/finished/paused → CPU goes back down to normal levels of idling (which I suspect is unusually high in my case). Windows is not very snappy, but not all too laggy either. I get maxed out to 12MB/s with ubuntu ftp, CPU rises, dls... Read more

A:CPU goes to 100% when using internet, dl speed/hdwrite speed progressively declines

Try to update driver for JMicron PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, if already updated then try to roll back the driver.

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So, sometime ago, around about the start of November, my internet speed dropped out of nowhere, and has remained at the constantly lowered speed since then. Usually, I would have a download speed of 4/5 mbps, however, in recent days that's more like 1/2mbps. When trying a bandwidth test, that would usually have been about 3.6/3.7 mbps, however that is more like 1.6 mbps now. (A way I used to scope what my bandwidth was, was using the Formula1.com website where when you watch a video on it, it will tell you your bandwidth rating before hand. That, as I say, has dropped from the 3.6mbps to the 1.6mbps mentioned. This is normally an okay speed to do things, however, whilst my father is using Netflix, the internet becomes so slow, that it is basically impossible to do anything. Normally, on my 'old' internet speed, it would have not been a problem.

Now, I've done all the tests that are normally mentioned to do, as I have been searching for an answer since the internet speed tanked. It is not a computer specific problem as it is exactly the same on all devices connected to the router. I have rung my ISP, and they have said that my line should be receiving around 5/5.5mbps, as we run on an ADSL connection. However, doing a line test through the same provider says we should be getting 2.27 mbps. My ISP reports no problems with the line, and there has been no change at my end either.

When the internet suddenly dropped (as I say, it was a sudden speed decrease, i... Read more

A:Internet Speed and Bandwidth Speed Sudden Drop

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Hi All

I hope someone out there can help me with this problem.

I am using a laptop in Cambodia and connecting to my ISP (Viettel) via a 3.5G Dongle. (Huewai E1550)
The ISP is a Vietnamese company and the customer support via their Cambodian subsidiary (Metfone) is effectively zero.

Here are my system details:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1271 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33738 MB, Free - 1189 MB;
Motherboard: DIXONSXP, ref.NO:G335-yymmdd-DI-01-00-FF-FF, 1.0, 00000001
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

3.5G Dongle Huawei E1550 95% signal - Blue lights on dongle - 3.2 Mbits/s capable
I use Avast Internet Security and Comodo Firewall.
I have no viruses etc indicated by Avast
Browser Firefox 5.0

My problem is with the download speed when using Firefox (tried IE8 and same slow speed).
When I run speedtest.net I get a download speed of between 0.2 and 0.5 Mbits/s and the pages take annoyingly long to download. I have communicated with others on forums in Cambodia who are getting 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s when browsing using the same dongle and when I run my Vuze torrent downloader I also achieve 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s. So I know these speeds are achievable through my dongle in my prese... Read more

A:Browser Download Speed Less Than Upload Speed but Torrent Speed Superb

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Through the windows experience im at 7.8's / 7.4's... with my hdd at 5.9. looking at getting a ssd to level everything up.... but what i dont know is... how does the read/write speeds translate into processing.

what read speed is equal to the rest of my rig? I just dont know how it translates iops/1GB's read/write to GHz proccessing.
The giving data speed to proccessing speed


Phenom x6 @ 2.8
6GB RAM @ 1600
HD 6870 GPU.

Edit:
good video showing new revodrives coming.
YouTube - ‪COMPUTEX 2011 - OCZ Technology Shows Off New Power Supplies and RevoDrives‬‏

A:Computer Bottleneck- HDD - SSD. giving data speed to proccessing speed

Here is an As SSD for my WD1002FAEX 1TB sata 6GB/s mechanical hard drive


Here is the same test on my Intel 80GB X25 M


For an OS drive the advertised speeds really mean nothing to the average user unless you are going to be transferring large files all day. The most important thing is access time- how long it takes from the time you push the button until the application actually opens. No spinning circles with a good SSD.

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Help! My laptop has been acting wonky for a couple weeks now. Here is the log. running xp.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:10:00 PM, on 10/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Qwest\QuickCare\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Fisher-Price\FP3 Player\sspnotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe
C:\Program Files\ISM2\ISMPack5.exe
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A:Internet speed and other malware

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Last Friday I got some malware and viruses off someone else's USB device. I used superantispyware, which seemed to clear everything up...Except I'm going much slower online. MUCH slower. My connection status window tells me I've got an excellent connection, and should be moving at 54Mbps.I went to http://www.speedtest.net/ to test how fast I'm moving and it said I'm downloading 1Mbps. It feels slower than that though. A simple google search takes a couple minutes for all the links to show. If I try a google image search, things go so slow that half the images won't load. I'm going much slower than I should be. I'm going much slower than other computers using the same DSL.I've tried superantispyware, spyware doctor, malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, a "Housecall" at http://housecall.trendmicro.com/. Everything says that I've got a clean bill of health now. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling my Firefox browser. I tried a system restore to a few days ago.Nothing seems to fix the problem, and it's getting in the way of my work at this point.Help, please!

A:The malware seems to be gone, but my internet's 1/10 the speed!

Is everything else slow or just Firefox? Right click on the Task Bar and select Task Manager. What is the CPU usage? If it is extremely high, say 50% or more, click on Show Processes from All Users. Click twice on the CPU header, and it will move the processes using the most resources to the top. See if you can determine what process(s) is the problem.

Also, what add-ons are you using with Firefox? You might try and disabling or removing the add-ons and see if that helps. If it does, you can add them back one at a time until you find the culprit.

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Dear friends

Could you help me figure out why it is that I have trouble browsing in high speed despite the fact that the wireless adapter receives data at 1 Mbps minimum? I haven't been able to watch videos on Youtube, read the news etc because the browser takes ages to load the full page. I checked which applications are connected and they haven't exchanged much data as you can see below:


Excuse my English!

Thank you.

A:Low speed internet despite high speed provided by ISP

Any ideas?
Thank you!

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I've been told before that download speed is independent of how fast your Internet connection is. Is that true?

A:Download Speed v. Internet Connection Speed

Short answer = no. But on the other hand yes. Depends on how you mean the question.

Internet connection speed is defined by download speed and upload speed.

Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test

It's probably an issue of semantics, i.e. what they meant when they said "download". Your "download speed" is dependent on how fast your ISP's download speed, but also how fast the downloading server us uploading the data, be it a file or a web page, or whatever. You can't get something faster than someone is sending it to you, however you can get it slower.

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hi! i just wanna ask between the difference of the download speed and the internet speed. because i have a 1.5mb connection i tried at speedtest and when i download i always get a 190-200kbps rate. so its not actually 1.5mb in my download speed even my internet speed is 1.5mbps. is there and calculator what should be my connection if i want my download speed like 1mb per second? thank you very much.

A:difference between the download speed and internet speed?

Are you sure you're not getting 190-200KBps? You have to watch because the speed is often stated using different bit rates. When you see 1.5Mbs (lower case b) then it is megabits per second. If you see 190KBs (upper case B) then it's talking kilobytes per second. There are 8 bits in a byte so you really need to multiply the KBs number by 8 to determine the megabits or divide the Mbs number by 8 to determine the megabyte number.

In your case 200KBs multiplied by 8 is 1600Kbs or 1.6Mbs.

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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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Ok so my problem is probably easy to fix or maybe not... I have tried everything I can think of to fix my problem and I have no idea on what to do anymore.

Problem - My internet speed is beastly, I get a very good connection speed but whenever I try to download something the speed drops to almost nothing. The usual speeds I get for downloading are around 30 kb/s which should not be happening on a cable connection.

What am I to do to fix this issue? Please someone help me.
 

A:Internet Speed good download speed bad....

you can try a download accelerator like IDM or DAP something like that
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

Hey.

I recently had problems with malware mixidj.delta-search which was hijacking my browsers and redirecting the home page and search engines. I ran Malwarebytes (which found nothing) and AdWareCleaner, which found a few problems and I assume removed them. I forgot to save the log, unfortunately.

However, since then my browsing/streaming/downloading speed has been literally crawling and it takes forever to load anything. Is this a result of something that's possibly been deleted or is it still a case of hidden malware?

Not sure what else to try and run... any suggestions?

A:Internet speed really crawling after malware removal

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We require a comprehensive set of logs to determine the presence of malware. Please follow the instructions in our sticky topic New Instructions - Read This Before Posting for Malware Removal Help and post the requested logs in your next reply.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hey guys,

This post was originally in the Networking forum, but I was kindly advised to move it here along with a Hijack This! log. So first read about the issue below, then scroll down to the next post for my Log.

The Problem: I'm currently running two computers off a LinkSys wireless router (the Wireless G, model WRT54G). A desktop computer (we'll call the Alienware) and a wireless laptop (we'll called the Mac). The Alienware is hardlined into the router via ethernet. The Mac is running wireless, via it's internet Airport card. Trouble is, the Alienware is running slower than a slug. Here's how slow:

(via www.speakeasy.net)

Mac (wireless): 5671 kbps download speed
Alienware (ethernet): 678 kbps download speed

This obviously improves sometimes during the day. But never enough to where I don't feel like I'm on dial-up with this computer.

Background: I'm living in Los Angeles now, in an apartment. Back home I was getting around 25 mbps. A insanely fast speed from Optimum Online cable (this was in NY). Out here, I have Time Warner / RoadRunner... they're $29.95 package (the second one up they offer) which offers a max of about 5-8 mbps. So the wireless is performing average.

This tells me it has nothing to do with the router or cable modem, and everything to do with my Alienware desktop.

Proposed Solutions:

A couple of tech buddies suggested it could be one of few things affecting the download speed:

1) A virus.
2) Spyware or malware.
3) A bad ... Read more

A:Malware possibly affecting internet speed

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:27:16 PM, on 4/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MPS\mps.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6028\SAService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ACK-270U\MMKeybd.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6028\SiteAdv.exe
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RELEVANCY SCORE 74

Two days ago, I started getting the Internet Speed Monitor messages popping up on my screen. I "thought" I removed it when I used Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. I looked for the "ISM" file on the C: drive to no avail. I would apprecaite any help in killing this thing! Here is my Hijackthis log....thank you for any help you can provide!!

Bill

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:07:01 AM, on 11/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb08.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

Hello everyone, I have a question about why my download speed is so much less than my connection speed. |I have cable, my connection speed is 11.0 Mbps. Whenever I download a file off the net I never can get the speed even close to just 1 Mbps. I get in the hundreds if I get lucky. Some of you may say that I have a lot of junk on my computer. But I just erased my computer and am in the process of installing what I want again. I've only used 30 gigs on my 200 gibs harddrive. I'm just curious as to why this is? Thanks everyone!
 

A:Internet speed vs download speed

connection speed is always mentioned in bits per second denoted by small 'b
download speed is denoted in bytes per second ,denoted by capital b 'B'
1 byte = 8 bits
if if your internet connection is 11mbps
then ur d/l speed would be 1.37mBps
please make a note ,there is difference between mbps AND mBps
hope u got ur answer
 

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Hello,
I have gone through the speed issue sticky and tried everything mentioned except physically installing more RAM. I am currently at 1GB of RAM and running XP SP3 and assuming that should be sufficient. I previously had a serious issue with Malware to the point it rendered my laptop useless and this great site has helped me get back on my feet. But once again I need help becuase this speed issue is almost annoying enough to go buy a new PC. Here is the HiJackThis log along with ActiveScan.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:55:22, on 10/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6261\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
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A:Computer speed problems - Possible Malware issue?

BUMP please

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

Hi there, My computer has recently been slowing down and getting lots of pop ups. I also have issues with people offering me products whilst just doing google searches. It's driving me crazy.

can you help?

here is my DDS file and I have attaced my "attach" file and my rootrepeal ark.txt file too :
DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Vina Ladwa at 12:43:43.09 on 31/10/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.1014.367 [GMT 0:00]

a
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PNUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
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A:need to remove shopping malware and speed up my computer

hi dgbeeby,

Your log is a few days old. If you still need help, simply reply to my post and we will begin.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.4

Hi,
I'm trying to fix my girlfriend's computer and she is currently using it at the moment so my responses might not be instant. Anyway on to the problem. So she has a bunch of popup ads infecting Chrome. I tried uninstalling the suspect programs but they wanted to make changes to my hard drive so I stopped it. The list of programs I suspect are: Yontoo, wajam, VLC Media Player, PC Fix Speed 1.2.0.24, mipony, LAUNCH! web helper (remove only), iLivid, Google toolbar for internet explorer( I don't know about this one- LtDan), Delta Chrome toolbar, Delta toolbar, 7-zip 9.20. I tried running CCleaner, and microsoft security essentials and I managed to delete a lot of stuff but I don't think it is remotely clean yet. Please help.
 
So here is the DDS.txt
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17239  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by Alyson at 20:57:45 on 2014-08-26
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4047.2040 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
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A:Adware Problem: Crawler,LLC, PC Fix Speed, and more suspected

Hello LtDansRightLeg,my name is Jo and I will help you with your computer problems.Please follow these guidelines:Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient.Read and follow the instructions in the sequence they are posted.print or copy & save instructions.back up all your private data / important files on another (external) drive before using our tools.Do not install / uninstall any applications, unless otherwise instructed.Use only that tools you have been instructed to use.Copy and Paste the log files inside your post, unless otherwise instructed.Ask for clarification, if you have any questions. Stay with this topic til you get the all clean post.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.***1. Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.***2. Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system, download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Right-click FRST / FSRT6... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 71.6

Hi there,

I have for the past few months been experiencing a huge fluctuation in my computer speed.
Normally, when I turn it on from fresh, the computer will be adequately operable.
However, the computer soon becomes very slow, especially when changing/opening windows, task switching, or creating new folders/copying and pasting.
The computer is only 1 year old and has 4gb of ram.
Please help!

Thanks
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Neil at 13:54:08.46 on 26/12/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.4063.1023 [GMT 8:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgchsva.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Huge fluctuation of computer speed, malware relation unknown

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting... Read more

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Hello,

I'm running Windows XP (SP3), and I'm having some problems... using either Firefox or Internet Explorer, I am incapable of opening certain websites or applications... though these sites and applications are very peculiar. Note that I'm currently posting from a different computer.

First and foremost, every anti-virus and anti-spyware program on my computer does not load... I have Spybot, Avast, Ad-Aware, and other programs such as Smitfraudfix, HijackThis!, Malwarebyes. Attempting to execute them does nothing; they just never load. This occurs in both normal and safe mode.

Similarly, accessing anti-virus, anti-spyware, and even tech support sites (including this one) yields "Cannot connect to server" errors. If I try to access avast.com or something similar, I get the same error. Someone suggested I check my hosts file (/windows/system32/drivers/etc), and noticed that many sites were redirecting to 127.0.0.1. They suggested I delete all redirections except for localhost, which I did, though I backed up my copy of hosts elsewhere.

Anyway... outside disallowing access to certain sites, the internet in general runs incredibly slowly for certain sites. If I try to access something like GameFAQs (gamefaqs.com), it takes long to load; if I try to access something like my school's website and other parts of the site (mcgill.ca), it runs normally.

The problem seems to only occur for the administrators on the computer; both myself and my brother have t... Read more

A:Unable to connect to helpful anti-malware sites / slow internet speed

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Originally Posted by drez54


Hello,

I'm running Windows XP (SP3), and I'm having some problems... using either Firefox or Internet Explorer, I am incapable of opening certain websites or applications... though these sites and applications are very peculiar. Note that I'm currently posting from a different computer.

First and foremost, every anti-virus and anti-spyware program on my computer does not load... I have Spybot, Avast, Ad-Aware, and other programs such as Smitfraudfix, HijackThis!, Malwarebyes. Attempting to execute them does nothing; they just never load. This occurs in both normal and safe mode.

Similarly, accessing anti-virus, anti-spyware, and even tech support sites (including this one) yields "Cannot connect to server" errors. If I try to access avast.com or something similar, I get the same error. Someone suggested I check my hosts file (/windows/system32/drivers/etc), and noticed that many sites were redirecting to 127.0.0.1. They suggested I delete all redirections except for localhost, which I did, though I backed up my copy of hosts elsewhere.

Anyway... outside disallowing access to certain sites, the internet in general runs incredibly slowly for certain sites. If I try to access something like GameFAQs (gamefaqs.com), it takes long to load; if I try to access something like my school's website and other parts of the site (mcgill.ca), it runs normally.

The problem seems to only... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 71.6

I'm thinking of building a computer for my wife who simply does email and uses the Internet. She does not game, video, or play much music. Would someone have suggestions on hardware components that would make this computer fast for Internet browsing?

Thanks
 

A:Computer for Internet Speed

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Hello,
I am having trouble with my internet speed at my computer my provder says the speed is fine from their end 100mbps but when i check the speed at my end i am only getting 32mbps the other clue is when I am on a web page it constantky flickers.
I have reset the router by turning off the power and then back on the other thing i have done is change the ethernet cable to see if that was the problem help!
Thanks
 

A:Internet speed on my computer

do you really have a 100mbps connection ?
32mbps is still very high and should not flicker
I had a 2mbps and that worked fine,
in the UK 24Mbps is very high , and speeds of around 6Mbps are probably average

Virgin Media Cable has just started rolling out 100Mbps in UK

I recently changed to an approx 10-12Mbps service and can stream HD video from skyplayer and iplayer with no flicker or issue at all

would you try some speedtests
www.speedtest.net
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html?button

i have moved to networking forum , where you should get more appropriate answers
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.8

Well, It was a few days ago where my firefox started lagging, acting really slow and stuff. Eventually, it was hard for pages to even load, and many sites took minutes to load. I managed to get on google, (seems to be the only site that works), downloaded Spybot, and scanned. I found some regular files that were harmless, and one possible hijacker. I just sent them away, and the possible hijacker was stored safely by Spybot. Then, I tried to download hijackthis, the official site wouldn't load, and i went to Cnet to download it, I got a 0 byte file that says it's not a compatible system32 file (or something). Then I downloaded from majorgeeks, I unzipped the file, and it says theres an error (really sorry, I can't remember most of these messages). I restarted in safe mode, and I got the little bubble that said that Windows Security Center is unable to work, Click this bubble to fix this problem. I click it, and click fix now. It says that Windows Security Service is unable to start whenever I click it. I haven't gotten any farther than this, I don't know what to do. I can't post a hijackthis log because I can't really work this out.. Any help?
 

A:Firefox slow/unable to load, bad computer speed. Virus/Malware?

3 day "bump"?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.8

Hi
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?
Thanks
 

A:Slow internet speed on new computer

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We've upgraded our internet to 500Mbps and my computer only recieves 180Mbps.
My internet provider came out and tested the speed on this cable on his laptop and it came 470Mbps he said my computer was slow as it showed in task manager 100% CPU utilization at 2.7GHz memory at 3.4GB
Any ideas?
will upgrading to ssd will help

My Specs:
Windows 10
Asus R558U
4Gb Ram
GeForce 930M 2GB
Intel Core i5-6200U upto 2.8
1Tb HDDGHz
 

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I have been jumped by this horrible thing and can't get rid of it... I downloaded Hijack This and made a log coy but don't know what to do next... any help is appreciated


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:48:06 AM, on 11/24/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
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A:Internet Speed Monitor on my computer

Download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.

**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**
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1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
...
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Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.

**Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall**
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:03:14 PM, on 1/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Updater\bin\LinksysUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\java.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
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Not sure if this is the correct place to post this thread since I'm not sure if I have a malware problem, but here it goes:

I have a HP G60 Laptop running Win7 Premium 64bit. Intel Celeron @ 2.2GHz, 3Gig Ram, and an upgraded 320Gb HDD.
Over the last week or so I have noticed that my internet speed has been very much slower than usual. Normally, a 3min Youtube video would take a minute or two MAX to load, but now it will take well over ten minutes. I ran an online speed test and it said my download speed was peaking out at about 0.17Mbps. I ran this test with the newest version of Firefox and IE8, same results. I then ran the same tests on a different computer (same wireless network) and got download speeds of approx 1.5Mbps. Still thinking it for some reason might be the network, I reset the modem, tested again with same slow results. I even connected to a neighbors wireless network (with their permission) who has a faster speed (normally) and I still only peaked out with 0.18Mbps on my pc and almost 3Mbps on my other pc.

I am only able to connect to my network wirelessly due to it being Verizon Mobile Broadband (MiFi). So I have not been able to try a wired internet connection to see what that would do. Anyway, this is everything I have tried without any change in internet speed:

-Ran full system scan with Microsoft Security Essentials and found nothing.

-Uninstalled wireless adapter (Atheros AR9285) and restarted pc to reinstall

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Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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I'm just about ready to foot launch my computer out the window! I hate SLOW computers, and I especially hate pop-up ads and banners. It already takes several minutes for the computer to download from the internet without freakin banners.

I have windows 95 and a 56K modem but it only downloads at approximately 42,000 bauds per sec. I realize that the phone line is part of the problem and that I only have a 233 mhz co-processor, but isn't there a FREE shareware program that can speed up my computer?

Also is there a FREE shareware program with simple instructions on how to get rid of all these ad banners?

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated!

tks,

JS
 

A:Improving Computer/internet Speed

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There are two internet services in my house.

There is a Dell computer running on Windows 7 that is having problems connecting to the wireless Bell internet. The speed is around 0.85 Mbps when it connects. However, when I use my Toshiba laptop (windows 8) to connect to the same wireless Bell internet, the speed is much better... around 6 Mbps.

I do not think it is a hardware problem with the Dell. When I use the Dell computer and connect it to the second wireless internet, Teksavvy, I get 16.24 Mbps (which is the normal speed).

So, this one computer is only having problems with the one internet service. Why? It needs to be using the Bell internet, so I can't just leave it on Teksavvy. I need to get it working with the Bell internet. Any insights?
 

A:Internet speed issues on one computer

Also, in command prompt I have tried:
-ipconfig /release .... ipconfig /renew
-ipconfig /flushdns.... ipconfig /registerdns

These haven't appeared to have any effect
 

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My computer opens web pages very slowly an lags when I'm typing. I had a couple downloads going, so I checked the "Networking" section in Command Prompt. I'm only using 3-5% of my total speed (supposedly 100MB/S). Why would the internet be lagging if I'm only using that small percent of internet speed? I'm not wireless and n.o other device is connected to the internet. Nobody is hacking on to my Wi-Fi connection (if they did, I probably would have to congratulate them- WEP encryption, the ESSID is hidden, and it is configured only to accept wireless connections to my laptop.)

SPECS
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Windows XP Service Pack 3
Firefox 3.04
ISP: Verizon (Fios)
Actionec Verizon Router
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Thanks!
Jake

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Help! I was away at college for a month and when I got back I find my family's home computer to be swarming with malware. "Internet Speed Monitor" popups randomly show up , and they apparently can't be exited out of. Clicking the X doesn't work, Alt f4 is ineffective, and when I try to access the taskmanager a message pops up saying it has been disabled by the administrator. I already ran combofix and SUPERAntiSpyware, but they didn't seem to do much. Needless to say, I could really use your help.

Here's my HijackThis logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:39:53 PM, on 10/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
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A:Internet Speed Monitor has taken over my computer

Please download FixWareout from one of these mirrors:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exe
http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exe

Note: You must have an active Internet connection when running this fix, in order to download the Brute Force Uninstaller (BFU).

Save it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.
The fix will begin; follow the prompts. If your firewall gives an alert, (because this tool will download an additional file from the internet), please don't let your firewall block it, but allow it instead.
Then you will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.
Once the desktop loads please post the text that will open (report.txt) and a new Hijackthis log.
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NOTE: If you have downloaded ComboFix previously please delete that version and download it again!

Download this file :
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/Beta/ComboFix.exe

Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall
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Update SuperAnti and run it

post tis log and a new hijack log
 

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Hi there,

I am new here and hope someone would be able to help me with my PC which is very slow when loading web page. It suddenly like this. Sometimes the page would freeze and I have to close it and open a new Firefox and then it would load ok. It always happen if I try to load another page from and existing page.

So I scanned with my AVG which detected some nasty but cleaned already. Next I scanned with Panda Activescan and reported back some additional virus which AVG didn't pick up, but I could clean it.

I tried to clean temp fiels using ATF-cleaner, after which it still the same.

Please find attached my HJT log and Panda Activescan file for your info.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

A:Slow Computer while browsing Internet- Malware suspected.

Hi,Sorry, my last post should read that I could not clean some of the virus that Panda Activescan picked upKate

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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?

Thanks
Robert
 

A:Solved: really slow internet speed on one computer

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Hi everyone, I'm new to BleepingComputer, and I was wondering if any of you guys can help me with this problem I have. I've been noticing some decrease in speed on my computer. My internet connection has been experiencing a decrease in speed from time to time. Now, I understand you guys can be pretty busy, so take your time. Please help me with this! =[Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:31:18 PM, on 11/21/2007Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16546)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exeC:\Program ... Read more

A:Really Need Help! Computer & Internet Connection Decreasing In Speed..

Hi, I really need help! My computer is showing some decrease in speed, and occasionally, my internet has been too! I know you guys are busy, but please try to help me on this. Thanks! Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:31:18 PM, on 11/21/2007Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16546)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.eC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exeC:\Program Files\Snapfish Picture Mover\SnapfishMediaDetector.exeC:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\Windows\system32\schtasks.exeC... Read more

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My internet becomes unusable when my dell windows 7 laptop connects to it. I am not running any torrent programs (as I know of) and I have run malwarebytes on it, but the problem still occurs.

This happens after about three minutes of a user logging in. While the computer is in sleep mode the internet is still usable.

It was working just fine yesterday, but in the nighttime the internet became very slow, with ping speeds from 2000-4000 (normally 10-20), and download speed from 10-30kb/s (usually 1-2mb/s).
 

A:Internet speed incredibly low when computer connects

see if it still slow if using safemode with networking
connect to the router with a cable and
- try safemode with networking (sometimes wireless does not work with safemode )
as the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu appears - choose
safemode with networking - see if that works
 

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