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Super fast connection, super slow video streaming

Q: Super fast connection, super slow video streaming

I live in South Korea. The internet here is unbelievably fast. I've done 3 speed tests tonight, and the download speed averages between 20-40mbps, upload speed between 40-75mbps. However, when I try to watch streaming videos online, it's ridiculously slow. And it's not just one site. It seems to be all of them. Youtube, Comedy Central, BBC, and MSNBC have all been really slow. I notice it the most around 10:00-11:00pm here (only because that's when I come home from work), which is right at the same time most Americans are starting to go to work. Is it possible that the United States 9-5 workforce uses up so much bandwidth on their morning rounds through the internet that it could devastate my access to streaming video here?

A brief synopsis: The majority of videos I try loading require an obscenely long buffer time (upwards of 20 minutes for a 2 minute video). Not always, but usually. However, oftentimes YouTube will only buffer the first 20% or so of the video. So after I play it for a little bit, it inevitably catches up with the buffer and I have to wait again. Even video quality as low as 240p still sometimes takes an awfully long time to load.

Does anybody have any theories? I was able to watch the presidential debate earlier today live just fine (10am here, 7pm Denver time). Am I just trying to play videos at peak bandwidth times? Are there any ways around this? Could there be another explanation? This has been a rather consistent problem since I got internet a few weeks ago. It has definitely made my online video watching much more irritating, if not outright impossible. Thanks in advance!

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A: Super fast connection, super slow video streaming

Americans use the Internet non-stop round the clock, so that's not the probable reason. I think your ISP is throttling your speed for videos sites. You should contact your ISP and complain.

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We recently got 100Mb fibre optic broadband from Virgin Media, but it's been 2 days now and various speedtests report only 2-3Mbps. Other computers around the house get around 20Mbps (none have 100Mbps).

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron N5110, so it's not old, and I run both Linux and Windows 7 (dual boot) - neither OS gets more than 2-3Mbps. I've also tried moving to various spots around the house, to no avail.

I also tried downloading a large torrent (legal) with thousands of seeders to see how fast it would download, and it stuck at around 1Mbps, never any faster.

Why is this? If we're paying for 100Mbps, surely I should expect more than 3Mbps? Other computers on the same network get 10 times this so the issue is with my laptop?

A:My super-fast internet is super-slow

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My connection used to be lighting fast now its really slow and sluggish. The cable company claims the network is fine and that the slow down is not caused by more traffic.The tech support guy thought it might be a problem with my router or cable modem, Any suggestions? I have a Toshiba cable modem and use a dell wireless router.

A:Super fast connection now slow sluggish

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Ok, im having problems when i try to install Windows Xp pro. I been using it since it came and never had problems, but now after i decided to format my pc after been some time since my last format (also was acting kind of slugish), the typing cursor blinks super fast, the time clock on the desktop goes very fast too, each minutes goes as if it were seconds, when i do the ctrl+alt+del to see the cpu usage, its always at 100%, the light at the pc tower that shows when the hard disk is reading/writing blinks very fast, and if i try to double click an icon on the desktop nothing happens, the only way to open the icon or make it work is by right clicking on it. I even reformated hoping for the problem to be solved and still got the very same problem. I was forced to install a copy of Windows Me i happened to have on the mean time. Any ideas or any clue what could be wrong?

Good day

A:CPU usage mostly at 100%, super fast blinking cursor, super fast time clock...

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Tell us about installed software, how you connect to the internet etc.

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OK so I have 18GB of free space left on my C drive. I scanned my computer with superantispyware, malwarebytes, AVG Free Edition, and this online scanner http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/ All came up clean except for 1-2 Ad-ware. I defragmented with Defraggler. I used CCleaner. I used Disk Clean. I deleted all movies/programs I dont need.It is still superslow. It wasn't as slow, but still slow, before I downloaded AVG Free Edition. Also, the CPU Usage flares up to 100% fairly often and then sometimes jumps down to 0-30%. The CPU Usage History graph shows flares all the way to the top for some time sometimes.

A:my fast computer is super slow

Also, the CPU Usage flares up to 100% fairly often and then sometimes jumps down to 0-30%. The CPU Usage History graph shows flares all the way to the top for some time sometimes.What process or processes do the 'flaring'?

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hi when i ran the re5 bench mark on windows 7 DX9 version and on xp i got full speed 60fpsbut on 7 im getting 10-15 fps. (look at the screenie) i really wanna run this with DX 10. and if the benchmark is goig slow on 7 so will the actual game. is there anyway i can fix this? im positive this is a 7 problem but other people are getting full speed.

(another question that i have )
is there a possible way that i can make the AA higher in games. in game i only see 8x when nvidia users can choose up to 16XQ.

A:ati 4850 super slow on 7 fast on xp

Quote: Originally Posted by buugtdbgt

hi when i ran the re5 bench mark on windows 7 DX9 version and on xp i got full speed 60fpsbut on 7 im getting 10-15 fps. (look at the screenie) i really wanna run this with DX 10. and if the benchmark is goig slow on 7 so will the actual game. is there anyway i can fix this? im positive this is a 7 problem but other people are getting full speed.

(another question that i have )
is there a possible way that i can make the AA higher in games. in game i only see 8x when nvidia users can choose up to 16XQ.

sys specs please,


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Hi i have a major problem my windows xp is running very slow when it used to be super fast , now it just keeps jamming for a good 30 seconds and all sorts , could i possibly have a virus on this once super fast machine which only had 1gb ram of memory and did suprise me of its speed at one point but now has degraded, please i need help on what could be the cause.

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So then, I upgraded my internet plan to a 50M plan (at long last ><). I have a Dell xps 15z (Centrino N-6230 and Atheros AR8151 Gigabit switch). When i'm close to the router I get 50M download, 28M upload but when I'm further away my speeds drastically decrease to 11M whilst my upload remains at 28M, weird.

But that isn't the big problem. On LAN, my internet speeds are horribly wrong. I get a 28M upload which is good, but my download dips to 8M, max getting up to 12M. But if I use the same LAN cable on another computer, it gets a steady 50M down, 28M upload. It's been bothering me.

What could the cause be? >< I'm desperately trying to fix this! Could anyone help? Help would be amazingly appreciated!

A:Fast upload, super slow download?

1. Hmm... being close to the router gives you 50Mbps. (I'm guessing Wi-Fi?)
2. Connecting to LAN speeds are wrong (I'm guessing your connected to the router using the ethernet port?)
3. Other computer (Is that computer using the same router?)

I kind of want to say that your router is the problem. But also it could be that your computer is somehow lowering your internet speed. Any difference now?

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Firefox was getting slow to respond so I built a new computer trying to speed it up. Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Intel core i7 5820k, 16GB quad channel ram, ssd drive for OS, 1TB drive for storage, 46Mbps (tested) internet speed, etc. etc. But my browser still responds slowly sometimes. One thought that occurs is is NSA hacking me because I'm not an Obama fan? I've tried other browsers and they all act the same. I've tried tweaking Firefox. Nothing has helped. HELP. Any ideas?

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so i have recently got fed up with my laptop, and i think that its time i asked some professionals xD .
i have had this laptop for about a year now , and about 5 months ago it started running slow after i use it for like 5-10 minutes.
i have searched the web but nothing seems to help me much :/ .
i can stream videos clearly for about 12 minutes then they start to lag......... REALLY bad .
and internet explorer is WHOLE different story because it started laggin bad too :/(i use google chrome now).
if u need me to get any information from my comp so u can help me id be more than happy to do so.
(P.S.: this is my first time using this forum so please dont bash me for putting this in the wrong section :/ )

A:my laptop runs fast then super SLOW

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Hi all,

First post, looked around here first, got Speccy and filled in my specs - if you need more please say.

PC built and supplied by Quiet PC 18 months ago, always super fast and always started up super fast. Few days ago I thought I noticed it slow to boot up, but as I usually turn it on and then do something else I didn't think about it again. Last few days I've paid attention to the boot and it's taken way longer. Only changed I can remember recently were changing from Chrome to Firefox and there was a Windows Update - but I'm pretty sure it started before then.

Steps I've tried so far:
Deleted anything installed recently
Removed any programs causing errors in Event Viewer or fixed the problem (some of those removed: CCleaner, Firefox, all recent Adobe updates)
Disk Clean up, Defrag, Disk Check (the thing where you right click the HD and Check now...)
Appreciate any advice. Rest of the machine seems to be running ok, but I'm worried this is the start of something.

In case it helps I've just restarted and noted what happens.

What used to happen was Power button > brief Quiet PC screen > brief Windows logo > Desktop

What happens now is Power button > brief Quiet PC screen > brief Windows logo > black screen with the mouse pointer for about 60 seconds > Desktop

A:Super fast boot has become painfully slow

I would do the following.
Run a full anti virus scan
Download and run a scan with malwarebytes
Run a scan with eset online
A negative from all 3 would be a good indication that it is not malware.

Run in safe mode. If you boot up satisfactorily.
Follow the clean boot procedure to solve your problem
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Hello, my problem has just started yesterday, browsing web pages is taking a long time and uploading files to my website with FTP is about impossible. I ran a speedtest and my download is around 15 mbps while my upload test doesn't even start lol.

This problem just came about randomly yesterday with no changes to my computer or network at all. What can be the problem?

On comcast using a WRT54GS router


A:Fast Download, Super slow upload? comcast

Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

The link to post is near the top of the page and looks like:

If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL
http://www.dslreports.com/linequality/nil/2357195 <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
and your IP will be disguised.

Copy/paste that link here.

Note: You will have to enable PING (ICMP) request response either in your router (if you have one), or in your computer's firewall for direct modem connections. This is very important to get the most important part of the test to run.

Here's also the Line Quality Tests FAQ to help you understand the results. This will answer some questions about the line quality display.

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Im running Vista Ultimate x64 and my web pages pop up lighning fast, but since I can view a lot of web pages with the x64 because there is no flash player compatible with it, adobe tells me to use the x32 bit browser. When use the x32 browser, it take forever for my web pages to pop up. I install the flash for the 32 but still see know difference. Can I fix this?????

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Hello, I am using a Dell XPS M1330. Recently I did a clean install of my OS (Vista 32-bit). Before the install my computer was running fast and drivers were all working and whatnot. But after the clean install I am plagued with problems. Specifically,

1. Computer Start-up takes ages, and while booting after the initial load screen there is a pause where there just shows the basic windows background with nothing on the screen (background is not my set desktop) for about 30 seconds before continuing to load windows and desktop.

2. After clean install my computer is right off the bat super super slow. Running even one program, such as the internet is difficult and the pages open super slow. Windows explorer files open so slow that I can see them open in slow motion, from top to bottom. Before the OS reinstallation this was not a problem and my computer could run many programs at once at high speeds as it is supposed to do. I have tried updating drivers which doesnt seem to help at all.

3. I have an NVIDIA 8400m gs Graphics card, but after the clean install I am not able to update the card to the latest drivers from the manufacturers website. The installation seems to be going fine until it fails randomly.

3. The M1330 is known to have overheating problems, so I use a program called I8kfanGUI to force the fan to high speed. But since the clean install, the program will not connect to the fan to speed it up. In fact, the fan doesn't seem to speed up at all even when the c... Read more

A:Computer went from fast to SUPER slow & other problems after reinstalling OS (Vista)

appears you may have a auto bios reset so suggest you access bios to see especially if you have saved a bios configuration

re start up start type msconfig enter look at start up tab , with a dell especially you may well see numerous programmes starting with windows, remove all to do a clean boot

for the graphics suggest remove old drivers re boot then reinstall from your saved installer


its possible that after a new installation your disc is fragmented very badly

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Thankyou for sorting out my Desk top. (From which I am writing this.)

Now, my office laptop has gone on strike. It is an HP Pavillion XP. I have already downloaded HihackThis and the Analyzer, to C:\ HJT, but I am not sure how to disable the 'system restore' to begin the log.

It was going slow before I took a short break, and yesterday, having taken an age to start up, it then kept sticking. At one point I timed it taking 3 mins to open the menu from 'Start' and then another 7 mins to open the 'Programme' menu!

I did an NAV Update- 3 times -as it would not install after downloading. So, I followed the Symantec site advice and downloaded the Intelligent Updater direct. Then I ran LiveUpdate again. I assumed the virus updates would be complete, but they ALL updated again. But, this time successfully. Then I did a scan, but all was OK. I noticed, however, that the laptop was working much better after this action, at least it IS working.

Recently, (before this) after failing to download SP2 on Dial-Up, the hard drive crashed. I took it to a 'PCDoctor' had the disk backed up, and they re-installed from the CD QuickRestore System Recovery, before re-installing from the backup copy. (In fact, I had to return it to be re-done as they had obviously used their own CD not my original one.)

I have just discovered from the above NAV scan that they copied all my old programme files to "C:/Esteban/... " along with a mess of other stuff (naturally, my important busi... Read more

A:Super,super, slow and quirky laptop XP

Welcome back to TSF...

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/ente...all_launch.php. Just follow the instructions on the site to run the online scan. If any viruses/trojans are detected, try to delete or clean them in that site. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the latest definitions and run a full system scan.

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

Download and install Spybot S&D http://security.kolla.de/. Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available.

Now c... Read more

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Just recently got rid of spyware from this computer. It was running just fine. I downloaded spyware guard, snoopfree, & zone alarm on my system. Didn't seem to have any problems. I went out of town on Saturday and when I tried to use my computer on Sunday, it acted like it had crashed. I reset my monitor, first and a pop up floated on the screen that had something like no connection found. Then I rebooted my computer without any problems. No sign of the pop up that was floating around before. However, my internet connection browsers (IE & Mozilla) & Outlook Express have been extremely slow, sometimes taking over 5 minutes to load webpages. My email has sometimes stalled and had to start over again and I get 4 or 5 of the same email.
I uninstalled spyware guard, snoopfree, & zone alarm, hoping they were the cause of my slow internet connection. NO such luck. I called my service provider (cable connection) and they report there have been no problems with the connection in my area.
I am ready to pull my hair out..... I hope someone might be able to help me.
Here is my HJT Log and I have also done an Ewido scan.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:32:14 PM, on 10/2/2006
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:It's Always Something..... Super super slow internet browsers

I hope there are no problems with my HJT log. I know it hasn't been looked at yet. However, I think I found the problem to my internet problems. A bad lynxsys connection. I hooked up directly to my computer and modem and my internet worries are over. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Last night I noticed my computer was running incredibly slow for no apparent reason. Shortly after I searched for something on Google and was re-directed to get-answers-fast.com with a few other random sites popping up as well. The problem persists after several iterations of MalwareBytes and re-boots, and that is the extent of my knowledge, so I kindly ask the experts here for help!

DDS log:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Owner at 20:24:50 on 2011-10-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.1979.668 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {88C95A36-8C3B-2F2C-1B8B-30FCCFDC4855}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {33A8BBD2-AA01-20A2-213B-0B8EB45B02E8}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled* {B0F2DB13-C654-2E74-30D4-99C9310F0F2E}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
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A:Google redirects to get-answers-fast.com plus super slow computer performance


Things have taken a turn for the worse. Came home from work today and pretty much everything on my computer has been wiped out. I suspect it's not actually gone but has just been hidden somehow, but I have no idea what to do. Only three icons appear on my desktop, and when I click on my C or D drive it says they are completely empty.

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My connection seems to be really slow, and I've run spyware, virus, hijacker scans, and they all turn up something, and no matter how often I click erase, the same things turn up the next time I run the scan. Anyway, here's my Hijackthis log: what to keep and what to delete?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:12:34 PM, on 10/9/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\MalwareSweeper.com\MalwareSweeper\MalSwep.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Gateway User\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4E... Read more

A:My Connection Is Super Slow

You have no active AntiVirus!Get the free AVG 7 install it, check for updates and run a full scanAVG 7 - http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/=====================Download AVG Anti-Spyware from http://www.ewido.net/en/download/ and save that file to your desktop.When the trial period expires it becomes feature-limited freeware but is still worth keeping as a good on-demand scanner.1. Once you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double click it to launch the set up program.2. Once the setup is complete you will need run AVG Anti-Spyware and update the definition files.3. On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.o Next select the "Start Update" button. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.4. Once the update has completed, select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.5. Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".6. Under "Reports"o Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"o Un-Select "Only if threats were found"Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will run it in safe mode.1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode. You can do this by restarting your computer and continually tapping the F8 key until a menu appears. Use your up arrow key to highlight S... Read more

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Hi! My laptop was operating normally until two days ago; Now it is bordering on non-functional. Every website takes at least 90 seconds to load, and 50% of the time I get an error message that the connection timed out. My signal strength is good, my provider (Comcast) tested the line and said they show no problems. I've done a Microsoft malware search that turned up nothing, I've deleted my internet history, cookies, updated Firefox and IE, updated Flash, reset the router, etc. etc. In searching these forums I am anticipating that someone will tell me to do the hijack this thing, so I did. The text is below. We have one other computer in our house and it isn't experiencing any problems. Also, when I connect remotely to my work computer via Citrix, the remote connection browses the Internet just fine. In fact, I just had to go that route to post this message because my own Internet connection times out everytime I try to post to this forum. HELP!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 4:37:04 PM, on 6/23/2011Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Garmin\gStart.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.e... Read more

A:super (suddenly) slow wireless connection


First off, tried to reset your internet connection and if that does not work, then proceed to


Let me know how this turns out.

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So Im having a few major issues with my pc directly following a reformat.

Intel I-5 3.4 ghz processor
msi z77a thunderbolt motherbord
8 gb ram
Nvidia Geforce 660
asus pce-n15 11n wireless card

A couple different issues is making it difficult to figure out if these are issues with my computer/router/modem/comcast. First i cannot get a LAN connection. It says a network cable is unplugged in a 100% working ethernet cable. When going into device manager it shows there are no missing drivers. I did however use a driver genie and it listed several as not "up to date," but due to complications never updated them. Either way this leaves me with just my wireless internet. Although i hadnt been using wireless internet much before the reformat, it seemed to be running okay. Streaming Netflix through playstation would never buffer, etc.. I dont know if its coincidence or not but now its often difficult to stream netflix buffering over and over. dl speeds on computer usually ranging from 0kbps-100, then every so often shooting up to 700 or 800 kbps. This is the same internet a month ago i was downloading 2mbps+ on wireless. Seeming like its probably my modem or router, but maybe comcast too? How can I tell?

Thanks for all your help in advance!

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Ye' o' gods of the Tech Support Guy Forum-

We've got Comcast Internet hooked up to a Linksys wireless router. The connection has been really, really, really slow these past few weeks. I thought it may have been because of our lack of a WEP config and others were stealing our bandwidth, but I just implemented a WEP configuration, and it's still as slow as a snail! Perhaps it's a spyware program that is taking up resources??? Here's the HijackThis log... thanks in advance! (you'll see that I disabled our firewall, thinking it might have been that, but alas, it's not).

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 3:54:06 PM, on 10/24/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Super Slow Connection--attack of spyware???

try downloading adaware se and cleaning you TIF files (cookies) it may help.


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I've been going crazy getting my Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Vista 64 bit to work with the internet. I tried multiple wireless cards but they only gave a speed of 1,000 kbps. So I tested an ethernet cable and it showed a speed of about 3,500kbps. I kept testing different wireless cards and then testing the ethernet cable to compare speeds. After a few cards I decided to just get a 50 foot ethernet cable and be done with it.

I inserted the cable today and got a speed over 3,000 kbps I then uninstalled the wireless card and then took out the wireless card hardware. When I turned the comp back on it was telling me to click ok to find an ethernet driver or something. I did but it could not find anything. So even though the ethernet card worked fine before now it is super super slow where I can't even use it.

Does anyone have suggestions what to do. Do I need an ethernet driver...where can I find it? Below are my specs. Thanks for any help!

Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop
Linksys WRT54G Router (Wireless-G Broadband Router)
Intel 82562V-210/100 Network Connection

Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2180 2.00 GHZ
4.00 GB RAM
64 bit operating system
GeForce 8800 GT Graphics Card
Norton Internet Security

A:Ethernet Cable Connection Super Slow

I just went through Device Manager >Network Adapters> Intel 82562V-2 10/100 and clicked on the driver tab. I clicked update drivers and it said I had the most up to date drivers.

Driver Date: 1/14/2008
Driver Version:

So it doesn't seem like an ethernet driver issue.

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Hi there,Internet is really slow on my new HP ENVY 13d004na. I have used a HP elite on the same network and it flies so the problem is definitely the new laptop.Is there any fixes or updates that can be done to resolve this issue? If not, I'll have to return it.Thanks, Javier

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Inside of games, my computer is awesome. Once the game is over, nothing is fast. Things take forever to open, and, for example, if I go into google chrome and type something into the search bar, sometimes it will take a couple seconds before anything pops up. Could it be a virus? Or maybe something else...

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2029 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 349999 MB, Free - 229081 MB (65% Free Space);
D: Total - 126937 MB, Free - 123889 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG33SXG2
Antivirus: None

This all started when I got defraggler. I defraggled everything I could find manually, analyzing then slowly started degraggling chunks at a time because I didn't want to wait the day it said it would take to do a full defrag. For some reason, that seemed faster. Before Defraggler, I had to use low graphics in games, and my computer ran fast. Afterwards, they switched. Any help?

I don't have antivirus because I am very careful and don't go on suspicious websites. I've come to realize what "suspicious" websites look like.

A:I get 60fps with games with highest graphics, but out of games, super super slow


OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2029 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 349999 MB, Free - 229081 MB (65% Free Space);
D: Total - 126937 MB, Free - 123889 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG33SXG2
Antivirus: NoneClick to expand...


OS: Vista is infamous for its constant annoyance to the user. This is somewhat unlikely, but it could be Vista slowing you down. I recommend upgrading to Win7 regardless.

Processor: The processor seems alright, so you're not having troubles there.

RAM: You may want to consider a RAM upgrade, as many applications (including games) do tend to stick around in memory until a restart. I'd have to say the lack of RAM is your issue. It shouldn't take much more, maybe another 1GB-2GB should fix it up.

Graphics: Nice graphics card, by the way. Beats mine ._.
AntiVirus: Well, the fact that you're careful on the Internet does NOT protect you from viruses. Not at all. I strongly recommend installing Avast! Also, I recommend installing MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and give your computer a nice scan with both of them.

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Firefox is running super slow for me at times and then just seems like it hangs. I can open Google Chrome or IE and they run super fast during this time so I know it's a problem with FireFox. Also all my games seem to lock up during GamePlay so I wanted to see if any of my logs show anything. Thanks in advance for all help and suggestions.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:13:49 AM, on 9/28/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\eFax Messenger 4.4\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCTray.exe
F:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\eFax Messenger 4.4\J2GTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\TurboV\TurboV.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
F:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\MediaMall\MediaMallServer.exe
F:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
F:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
F:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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A:Firefox Locks up and is super slow, some video games lock up, slow PC

These are your computer specifications:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12278 MB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295, 896 MB
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152625 MB, Free - 6944 MB; F: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 219386 MB; H: Total - 61133 MB, Free - 22221 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P6T, Rev 1.xx, MS1C96B17601674
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 4.2, Updated and Enabled

so the problem is not because of a slow processor or insufficient RAM or weak graphics.


Your log shows that you're using IObit Advanced SystemCare 4, so it's very possible that its use has damaged the Windows operating system and broken some of your programs.

If you've been using any other cleaner/booster/optimizer/tuneup type programs, that increases the risk even more of that occurring.

These programs do nothing to improve speed and performance nor perform "miracle cures".


I'm not authorized to assist you in this section without approval, so you'll need to wait for a gold shield member to reply.


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I just got a new laptop (Asus s400ca) and I've been having wireless connection issues from the start. It originally had windows 8.0. I thought it would change when I went to 8.1. It hasn't. I have tried to reinstall the drivers. I've done several commands that I have seen around different forums. Today was the first time I have been able to access my wireless, however the speed is extremely slow. I went to speedtest.net to see what my average ping was and it was 2238 and my download speed was .17 mps and my upload speed was .13. I compared with wifes computer and hers is running a download speed of 17.6! Please let me know if anyone can help. Thank you.

Here is my ip Config

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\WINDOWS\system32>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : KenFreire
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1E-85-DE-A3-A2-6E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:
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A:Windows 8.1 - Limited Access or Super slow connection

This is an ongoing problem with this particular Qualcomm adaptor.

The link below shows some possible fixes for the problem but I can't say if they working long term as I don't have this adaptor and have no way of testing this out myself.

Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter - Microsoft Community

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Hi there,
I am running a windows xp sp3 quite old pc - pentium 4, 3 ghz, 2GB ram and all of a sudden it has started to run extremely slowly and crash. I have a 10mb broadband connection which is fast on my laptop so I was just wondering if anyone can help speed up my PC. Many thanks. Below is a Hijack this log followed by 2 dds logs.
Thanks again

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 06:20:05, on 08/12/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband Wireless\AffinegyService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe
C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EX... Read more

A:Super slow stalling crashing internet connection

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I hope I'm doing this right, sorry if I'm not I'm new to this. I'm running Windows Xp Home. All of a sudden Firefox started taking forever to load pages. It would always get stuck on "waiting for Google-analytic.com". So i downloaded the gostery add-on and that helped on some pages but it still takes forever and sometimes the connection times out or it says server not found. It says i have an internet connection though so i was thinking it might be a virus. But I've scanned my computer with Microsoft security essentials and it comes back clean. So i tried hijack this and here's the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:40:16 AM, on 1/14/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.e... Read more

A:Firefox is super slow loading pages, and connection timed out

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 I 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.Follow the ... Read more

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I have Verizon "regular" DSL right now and according to their website it is 21x fasterthan dial-up. However I see that they have a more powerful DSL that is 53x faster than dial-up. The cost is only $10.00 per month more for the second DSL that is over twice as fast.

Does anyone have the super powerful DSL through Verizon? ......I
s it worth it to upgrade?
And, what exactly is faster? If it is only downloads, then what I have now is plenty fast.

I'm just not sure if I should upgrade?

A:Verizon DSL - Regular fast or Super fast?

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My fiance and I are in the same room as the wireless router. My computer is hooked up to the ethernet itself, no problem there. Our roommate is in another part of the house (far away from the router), and he says he's getting insanely fast internet. My fiance's laptop (which is the Compaq F700 duo-core laptop running Vista) was working great for a week or so at this house. Then suddenly one day she comes home from work, and her internet is running like it's hooked up to 28.8k. If she hooks up to the ethernet, the connection on her computer is amazing.
- Roommate's integrated Wifi is working GREAT from far away from the wireless router
- Problem computer is ten feet from the router itself and getting terrible speed
- Definitely connected to our network (with a unique name)

So as far as I can tell, the problem is not our provider, not our router, and not range. It seems to lie solely with the way the wireless software (or possibly hardware) is set up.

No one changed any settings before this happened, but the computer is set up to update automatically.

If anyone has any input that could help, we would be incredibly grateful. We're at the end of our ropes on this one.

A:Solved: Laptop with integrated Wifi suddenly has super-slow connection

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MY IE6 and OE6 has all of a sudden gotten supper super slow. Windows XP, 56K modem and connection speed is 48.0 kbps. What to do?

Thanks, Jerry

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I do not know whats going on.
everything on the internet and games etc,all are moving about x10 they're normal speed.
I do not know if its vista,I have no viruses,Checked with Mcafee and Norton 360.
I'm just baffled.
I've restarted the computer multiple times.
what is going on!?

Please help,Soon.
Thank you for your time,

A:Everythings going super fast HELP

Hi -

Not sure that I am following this one at all. I don't ever recall anyone complaining about speedy Internet connections; only slow ones.

Do you have both N360 & MIS installed?

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Well i got a i7, 3.3ghz, 500gb black western digitals on mirror raid, top shelf video card and 4GB of ram since i'm stuck with 32 bit windows 7 because of some software i need to use.

I was expecting it to be blazing fast, especially considering that I come from dual core 2ghz laptop.

It's nothing special and lately (the OS install is few months old now) is infact being pretty slow. (no viruses or stuff like that)

Is there a way to analyze and find the bottle neck in the system? I guess most will say is the RAM but i'm using it mostly for web development, and none of the software is too heavy. Residently open apps are stuff like Chrome, Thunderbird and few other light ones.
The ram usage is at about 70% and the cpu clock is jumping from 1 to 3 ghz with load most of the times at few %.
When occasionally i need to open MS word, excel photoshop or dreamweaver they really take their time to load. And often even jumping between programs is laggish.

Any advice?

A:My new PC that was supposed to be super fast is not that impressive...

mirror raid is for protection from HDD failure.. only reading speed increases a bit.. i dont know why you are running a RAID1 on home pc maybe it has some very important data and only backup is not enough..
the best way to improve your system speed, is to install SSD for your OS and most uses software.
the other is to look for software/hardware problems. because your specs seems ok.

Quote: Originally Posted by Fking

When occasionally i need to open MS word, excel photoshop or dreamweaver they really take their time to load. And often even jumping between programs is laggish.

SSD greatly improves loading times.

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Just wondering what does it take to get a really fast boot time like

10-30 sec thanks. What kind of system do you need?

A:Super fast boot time


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I made a RAMDISK


It's a nice game but there is not really much you can do with it.

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After playing around in W7's safemode, i noticed its super fast and responsive, its kinda like Ubuntu 10.4 by default, but i need Windows gaming support unfortunately.
I know all the typical tweaks like using classic mode...etc, but nothing is still as fast as Safemode..is it possible?

Also, has anyone here experimented with all the Tweaking applications out there? I'd like to know a really good one that can maximize my performance, there's just so many and System Mechanic is fine n all but it really doesnt speed anything up that i can tell.

Last question, what do you guys think of this:
I think i'd like to try it. i dont use hardly anything that comes with W7. all i use is games and Firefox with occasion for video/photo editing. So seems if i could remove some of the clutter, it might run faster?

Even though i have a quad core, 6 gigs of ddr3 and the fastest SSD drive in the world supposedly, W7 is fast, but not snappy like Safemode nor Ubuntu 10.4 with compiz and all the glamour. So any thoughts on the subject are appreciated. thanks

A:Making Windows 7 super fast.

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Trying to help a friend here but not sure of where to go next...

For years he had normal broadband ADSL running at about 10mbps and with that was able to use his PCs and iphone etc without too many issues - occasionally the smart tv would judder when watching a film but nothing too serious. He then upgraded to Talktalk fibre and then things started to go downhill. Voip calls would judder whereas before they had been perfect and the speed measured by a popular on line tester would show speeds ranging from just a few Mbps to very high speeds - even when nothing but a pc was connected. Having spoken with talktalk and got nowhere he decided to change supplier and is now with BT but the issues appear to be the same. Although promised superfast and capable internet connections he was actually better off with copper!

I cannot think of any good reasons why he should be having these types of issue - other people I know have great fibre connections but in this case there appears to be a real issue - but exactly what? Noting has changed in the wiring of the house - the same access point has been used throughout - only the routers supplied by the ISPs have differed.

1) Are there things we should be looking at?
2) Is there anything the provider cold be doing to test this?
3) is there anything that could be tested in the house?

A:Super fast Broadband is crawling!!!

Is it running on wireless or network cable

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My wife came home from work and found the internet wasn't working, so she thought she should shut down the computer. When she tried to restart it, and almost every time I've tried to restart it since, it beeps 5 times then the fan starts running very, very fast. It continues to run fast, and the ethernet LAN lights are on in the back of the computer, but nothing else happens. There is no signal to the monitor, the mouse cradle doesn't light up, nothing but an extremely fast fan blowing lots of air out the back. One quick push of the power button turns it off, (i.e. it doesn't have to be held in for 5 seconds to turn it off.) A couple of times it has gone through the same routine, but without the super fast fan.
I have a Dell Dimension 8500, about 4 years old, that has been running flawlessly until now. I upgraded to 3 gig RAM about a year ago, and installed a better graphics card. I also installed a wireless modem a couple of years ago. Other than that, it's all factory stuff. I'm running Windows XP Pro.
Since I can't get to the initial routine, I don't know how to diagnose the problem. Any suggestions out there?
Thank you in advance,

A:Beeps, Super fast fan, no O.S. on start

Did you look up the beep codes for your BIOS?PCGuide - TSX - BIOS Beep Codes - http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/index.htm Louis

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My yoga 2 pro is burning up data allowance super fast when using wifi, eg 2 gig in a few minutes. I was using firefox reading the australian? Is there a fix and if so what do i do?

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My computer is in my room, and understandably, I put it in sleep mode every night before I go to bed in order to cut down on the noise. I also have a "scheduled task" that plays an mp3 in the morning (an alarm clock type of thing). I do have this task enabled to wake the computer. I then turn off my screen to minimize light in my room. (yes, i am one of those people who must sleep in complete darkness and silence)

On a typical morning, my computer will wake out of sleep mode and begin playing the song. Usually, I will get up, turn on the screen, turn off wmp, and then go back to bed. Needless to say, the alarm clock idea hasn't been working, but either way, my problem persists.

Unfortunately, a half hour to an hour later, while I am sleeping, my hard drive starts spinning very loudly, and very fast. I wake up and go over to my computer. The screen is on from when I turned off the music, but nothing is being displayed. As a matter of fact, it is acting like it is disconnected from the computer while powered on.

In this stage of the problem, the keyboard and mouse do not work. They are still getting power, cause all the lights are on, however, my computer will not respond. CtrlAltDelete does not have any effect, nor do any other combinations. I try to hit the sleep button on my keyboard again, that has no effect.

So, I make the difficult decision to do a hard shutdown and I press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. What happens? The hard drive stops s... Read more

A:HD spins super-fast after sleep mode

This is disappointing to say the least, right after posting this topic, it became buried in the second or third page. Hopefully someone will see this topic.

(edit: nvm, I just didn't see it)

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Can someone please check my hijack this log and see if there is something not right? My computer is SO slooooooooooooow I am going nuts. I had a friend stay here for a while and it's been acting up since they used it. Thanks a bunch!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:50:44 PM, on 8/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:Super super slooooow computer....please check my log

Does anyone see ANYTHING that shouldn't be in my log. I've run the adaware software and did a virsu scan and it is still running super slow. It's never ran this slow before. Anyone?

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I am interested in starting my own YouTube channel for gaming, comedy sketches, etc. I need to invest into customising/building a new PC including the hardware and software. I would need to be able to edit videos, play console and computer games with good graphics, and the ability to withstand the running of multiple programs at once.

Also is there any guideline as to the financial outlay I should anticipate.

I am not ashamed to admit to being an absolute newbie to this and do not know a lot of the lingo used.

If anyone could give me a basic guide on what I need to look for when buying and customising a gaming/video editing PC I would be very grateful.

Thanking you

A very lost Soul.

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Im using a microsoft wireless mouse wheel to scroll through web pages on IE9 and win 7.
I set its speed to the lowest possible in control panel and it works fine.

When i restart my laptop, the speed is back up to full when i scroll, but when i check in control panel >mouse settings, the speed shows that its still set to the lowest setting. I move the slider, click apply and it works again.

Anyone got any ideas on how i can get my mouse wheel speed to be consistent between reboots?

A:Microsoft mouse wheel speed goes back to super fast after reboot

Did you right click on the desktop and select personalize, then in the left column select mouse pointer, there is a tab for wheel that will allow you to select how many lines for the wheel and other attributes for the mouse. If you have tried that, see if the manufacturer of your mouse has software that can adjust what the mouse does.

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For some odd reason, in the past 4 weeks, my streaming video has become VERY slow, and I do not know why. I have a high-speed cable connection, the same I have had for the past 6 months. It is slow, sound-with-stil-images and/or constantly rebuffering, and this is true with WIndows Media, Winamp, Realplayer and even Flash videos (on YouTube for example). I cannot take it anymore. I tried this Hijackthis thing, and this is my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:58:08 PM, on 7/22/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Update\cachemgr.exe
C:\Program Files\sophos\remote update\imonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\acer\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
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A:Slow streaming video, on a DSL connection

You didn't say if you ran any scans before posting the log. If not run these online scans:


And you should post in the Security forum not here.

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i am using thakral video cam. that is taking huge data. my 1tb and 500Gb disk is full. need help how to compress data

A:Super vision video cam

how to compress viedo file

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I got a netgear router earlier this year (wireless G I think) because I wanted to use the PS3's wifi capabilities rather than resort to a long bulky ethernet cable spanning across my house. Until a few months ago, my connection was fantastic... I never had a problem EVER online. Then I stopped playing my PS3 for a while and when I came back to LittleBigPlanet (which I'm told has laggy servers anyways) my connection was TERRIBLE. I couldn't find games, I couldn't join games, and when people joined my games, they disconnected soon thereafter. I tested my connection on Borderlands and it was equally as slow. So recently I decided, "fine I'll just go wired" and it worked great for a few hours. My connection speed was 15+ mb/s and it ran smoothly. I tried wireless once more and I got about the same reading ~13mb/s. So I went wireless for the night and it worked great. Yesterday I tried again... 1.3mb/s so I figured, "Meh, I'll just go wired again for a bit". 8.2mb/s wired... Barely worth it since I could join games but it took forever to connect and when I did I would often disconnect.

ANYWAYS I am using a PS3 80GB model which is "A fat one shaped like a foreman grill" as I have heard said. I am using a Netgear WGR614 v9. I really don't know anything about internet connections but my PS3 is roughly 20ft away from my router and always read 100%. The thing that trips me up though is that my PC connection is very good ... Read more

A:Super Slowed Connection on PS3 with Netgear

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