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At one point do you assume its your ISP causing slow speeds?

Q: At one point do you assume its your ISP causing slow speeds?

Been helping a lot of customers and I hear it all. They almost always say its their ISP. They refuse its is their computers or router. Agressively refuse to try a direct connection into their modem. Not even knowing the speed they are paying for exactly.

So at what point after you have tried everything to figure out what is causing speed/wireless issues do you assume it must be the ISP?

Then how do you convince the customer as well?

After I have usually tried all of this:
Running netstat -b 5>activity.log to get a list of connected programs.
Running sfc /scannow
Checking the signal strength
Broadcasting the SSID
Disabling the firewall
Clearing the browsers
Checking for virsuses and spyware
Attempting a direct connection to the modem
Checking physical connections
Error Check under my computer
Defrag
a few registry fixes...


Then my way of showing proof are with several speed test like on speakeasy.com and testmy.net.

How about you?

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A: At one point do you assume its your ISP causing slow speeds?

It is the ISP most of the time.
Many times the ISP signal is reduced by the number of computer on the connection in that neighborhood...
The slick thing so many ISP's are now doing is connecting new customers at 1.5 Gbps... which quickly reduces to 70 or 80 kbps... We see ComCast as low as 72 when they promise 1.5...
There are sells who promise 4 Gbps who are only providing 2.8... then divide that down...

Take a close look at what they are really providing, and how much that signal drops when the neighborhood is online... Examine Comcast, Dkaota, Cox, Verizona, Netzero, AT&T, Starband, WildBlue, Charter, Earthlink, AOL, Qwest, Covad, AOL, Earthlink...
All or nearly all of them are NOT providing what they promise when you test them with accurate equipment... They cannot... the demands are simply too great...

Threaten them and they drop your customers... look at the fine print in the contract.

This is a major issue that will only get worse, and in out area of US, Mexico, Arizona Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, they are all liars... intentionally....

It will not change until users raise hell.

Test using accurate eqjuipment then faise a fuss, and ti will co up... for a while.

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Been helping a lot of customers and I hear it all. They almost always say its their ISP. They refuse its is their computers or router. Agressively refuse to try a direct connection into their modem. Not even knowing the speed they are paying for exactly.

So at what point after you have tried everything to figure out what is causing speed/wireless issues do you assume it must be the ISP?

Then how do you convince the customer as well?

After I have usually tried all of this:
Running netstat -b 5>activity.log to get a list of connected programs.
Running sfc /scannow
Checking the signal strength
Broadcasting the SSID
Disabling the firewall
Clearing the browsers
Checking for virsuses and spyware
Attempting a direct connection to the modem
Checking physical connections
Error Check under my computer
Defrag
a few registry fixes...
Then my way of showing proof are with several speed test like on speakeasy.com and testmy.net.

How about you?
 

A:At one point do you assume its your ISP causing slow speeds?

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Hey guys,

I recently put together a new 64-bit Windows 8 Build. Everything is running fine except my Ethernet connection.

I use the build in my office and my co-workers are consistently getting download speeds of 30+Mbps using speedtest.net. Unfortunately, my speeds were around 5Mbps.

I narrowed down the issue to a network driver conflict. After downloading and installing the latest drivers from Realtek, my internet speeds jumped to 30+Mbps on Speedtest. The only issue is everytime I reboot the computer, the same problem occurs. I have to fiddle around with device manager disabling/uninstalling the default drivers and/or reinstalling the Realtek drivers.

Windows keeps reverting back to the signed older driver causing the issue, instead of the newer unsigned version from Realtek.

Anyone can help?

My issue is very similar to this:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/window...

But none of the solutions there seem to work

A:Windows 8 Ethernet Driver Causing Slow Download Speeds

Windows Update is probably the culprit - try disabling it (Windows key +X > Control Panel > Windows Update > Change settings), restart, and then check the drivers. If that is the problem you can either leave it disabled, which means you would have to update manually (ie., you have to initiate the Windows Update process yourself), or you can change the setting to "Check for updates but allow me to choose whether to download and install them".

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I am experiencing very slow speeds when i try to play games such as World of Warcraft and Call of Duty 4, like, my internet isn't capped, and it used to run both these games fine, but now its just non stop lag, these are my system specs.

processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU 3.00GHz
RAM: 3.00 GB
video card: nVidia 8500gt
operation system: vista 32 bit

my internet is meant to be decent but the ******* is dropping out heaps
i dont know if any of this has anything to do with vista or not, but hopefully someone can give me some info, cheers.

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My computer has extremely slow download speeds, upload speeds are fine. Ping is always at ~10-20ms. (to Google) The problem has nothing to do with, my ISP, my router, my type of connection. I know this for a fact.


I've tried multiple network adapters. USB WiFi, integrated WiFi, connecting through another PC via ethernet, they all give the same result.

I'm guessing this is a problem with some software on the PC itself, as it seems to not be a hardware problem.

All other devices on the network have perfectly fine speeds, including Ethernet and WiFi connected devices.
I also cannot connect this PC to Ethernet, would take hours.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Slow download speeds, Fast upload speeds. Other devices are fine.

In device manager check the status of devices under Network Adapters

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My new HP laptop 15-ac114nx [Intel Core i3 @ 2.00GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD] running Windows 10 64 bit has a serious wifi problem. Ever since I have bought the laptop Wifi internet speeds seem to be comparitively very slow on battery than when plugged in. I have a 20 Mbps connection which provides a reasonable browsing and download speed on all my other devices. The issue with this laptop is that when running on battery and connected using wifi even opening a webpage such as facebook or youtube takes an awfully lot of time lets say like 5 to 10 seconds and sometimes much more, whereas if I do the same with the power cord plugged in, the web pages appear as soon as I click their links(i.e. Vey Fast/Instantaneously).  To add further clarity to the situation I tested the download speed of a particular file while running on battery and with the cord plugged in. I started the download of a file [Java Development Kit ~ 160MB] using chrome with the cord plugged in and navigated to the chrome downloads page to monitor the download progress. The download speed was about 1000-1200 Kbps. Midway through the download I removed the power cord. Immediately the speeds dropped down to 20-30Kbps and sometimes even much lower.  After approximately 10 seconds I plugged the cord back in and wow the download speed went back up to approx a 1000 Kbps. After sometime I removed the cord again and as a result the speed dropped down again. Plugged the cord again and it rose back up. NOw this c... Read more

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Hi there, i was wondering if you could help me this problem i've been having for the past 3 days now. I recently downgraded from Vista to XP, and ever since then i've had download speeds of 5kb/s or less. Before now, i couldn't get onto anywebsites because it would time out, things like www.yahoo.com would take about 5 minutes to open properly. I did notice that when i was asked which partition to install XP on there was 2 sub partitions on the C drive for some reason. Anyway long story short, i managed to fix it by using the format option from booting the pc with the vista installation disk, then put xp in etc.
So, browsing speeds are normal for me, but i can't get on my online games because it just times out due to the slow download speeds, and anything large in size takes extremely long to download even with internet download manager, I've been waiting 10+ minutes for windows live messenger to finish downloading and installing and it still hasn't done so.
If you could have a look at my hijack this log and let me know what you see wrong it'd be much appreciated thanks.
Not sure if this is to do with a virus, ran AVG, Malawarebytes etc and they haven't picked anything up.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:30:26 AM, on 8/18/2009
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\csrss.... Read more

A:Browsing speeds are fine, download and upload speeds are very slow.

Doing a Panda Security Activescan right now, telling me at 25% it's already found over 100 infections.
 

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Hey, I'm having really slow speeds surfing the internet, watching videos on sites like youtube, and downloading files. So i went to Speedtest.net and found that my download speeds are only 1.3 mbps!! my upload is fine, around 5 mbps. I dunno what the issue could be! I am wirelessly connected to the router, but the signal strength is fine. Attatched is a screenshot from xirrus.
 

A:Slow Download Speeds, Upload Speeds fine

And your download speed with an ethernet connection to the router? Directly to the modem? What speed are you supposed to be getting?
 

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I am not sure whether this is the right place to ask: but here goes.

Here is my current configuration:

Main router : Linksys E4200.

Secondary router : Linksys EA2700.

ISP is Comcast with Blast so I am getting around 60Mb/s with Speedtest.net via Ethernet or WiFI when the Main computers , laptop and tablet are connected to the Primary router.

In order to get better signal strength at further away places, I configured the EA2700 as an Access point. I had to use the Bridge Mode in the EA2700 because that's the only option I was given with the new GUI .

I use 5 Ghz, 40mhz BW and N only band . I am the only one in the neighborhood using this Freq so there is no overlap per Inssider.

The problem is that when the laptop or the tablet is connected to the EA2700, I get only half the DL speed( 30mb/s) . I get the full speed when they are connected to the Primary Router. I use Inssider to monitor the connection.

I think the 'Bridgemode" in the Linksys EA2700 is a LAN-LAN mode so I should not be getting the reduced speed.
There don't seem to be any other way to configure the Router with the new GUI . Other modes available static IP and other connections which are not applicable. Linksys bridge mode automatically disables DHCP and other router functions and is the recommended way per the Manual with the new GUI.

Is this the best I can get from this mode? Would I be able to get better speeds by rolling back the firmware to Classical view and manually disablin... Read more

A:Need help re access point DL speeds

Originally Posted by sportflyer


I am not sure whether this is the right place to ask: but here goes.

Here is my current configuration:

Main router : Linksys E4200.

Secondary router : Linksys EA2700.

ISP is Comcast with Blast so I am getting around 60Mb/s with Speedtest.net via Ethernet or WiFI when the Main computers , laptop and tablet are connected to the Primary router.

In order to get better signal strength at further away places, I configured the EA2700 as an Access point. I had to use the Bridge Mode in the EA2700 because that's the only option I was given with the new GUI .

I use 5 Ghz, 40mhz BW and N only band . I am the only one in the neighborhood using this Freq so there is no overlap per Inssider.

The problem is that when the laptop or the tablet is connected to the EA2700, I get only half the DL speed( 30mb/s) . I get the full speed when they are connected to the Primary Router. I use Inssider to monitor the connection.

I think the 'Bridgemode" in the Linksys EA2700 is a LAN-LAN mode so I should not be getting the reduced speed.
There don't seem to be any other way to configure the Router with the new GUI . Other modes available static IP and other connections which are not applicable. Linksys bridge mode automatically disables DHCP and other router functions and is the recommended way per the Manual with the new GUI.

Is this the best I can get from this mode? Would I be able to get better speeds... Read more

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I have a linksys E3000 and I'm trying to use it as a second access point to my existing comcast network. Currently it is setup to copy the network security settings and I disabled the Linksys router's DHCP server. I have the routers hooked up LAN to LAN (about 50 feet through my basement). This works as a simple repeater but it has cut my wireless network speeds. I'm wondering how I can do something similar without cutting my WiFi speed. For reference I get 100-170 download with my computer plugged into the Linksys router and 20-50 over WiFi. I know almost nothing about networking so some help would be great
 

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I have been using uTorrent for downloading for several years now, and have always found it to be a great program. Recently I have been backing upmy music collection to Mediafire, and I am finding that when I have uTorrent running, file uploads to Mediafire are slowed down in a MAJOR way. Normally, a zipped album (of, say, 40 MB) will take approximately 10 minutes to upload to Mediafire, but when I'm running uTorrent, the same size file can take up to an HOUR to upload.

I wouldn't normally care, but I'm trying to seed the files I've downloaded via uTorrent, and that requires, of course, leaving the program open. But the slowdown in uploading other files on Mediafire is starting to drive me crazy. What could be causing this? If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.

Thanks in advance!

A:uTorrent causing slowdown in upload speeds?

All I know is this: Torrents are part of peer-to-peer file distribution systems used for sharing and transferring files within a large network of users. Using any peer-to-peer (P2P) or file sharing program (i.e. Limewire, eMule, Kontiki, BitTorrent, uTorrent) is a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a sm?rg?sbord of malware infections, remote attacks, and exposure of personal information.The reason for this is that file sharing relies on its members giving and gaining unfettered access to computers across the P2P network. This practice can make you vulnerable to data and identity theft, system infection and remote access exploit by attackers who can take control of your computer without your knowledge. Even if you change the risky default settings to a safer configuration, downloading files from an anonymous source increases your exposure to infection because the files you are downloading may actually contain a disguised threat. Many malicious worms and Trojans, such as the Storm Worm, target and spread across P2P files sharing networks because of their known vulnerabilities. In some instances the infection may cause so much damage to your system that recovery is not possible and a Repair Install will NOT help!. In those cases, the only option is to wipe your drive, reformat and reinstall the OS. Even the safest P2P file sharing programs that do not contain bundled spyware, still expose you to risks because of the very nature of the P2P file sharing pr... Read more

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I am having issues with my desktop. I am getting download speeds using speedtest.net of about 3mbps. On my laptop however I am getting speeds of 20-25mbps.

I have run a virus scan and malware scan and both came out as clean. What else could be causing my computer to suffer such slow download speeds?

A:Slow Download Speeds on Desktop, Fast download Speeds on Laptop

Anyone?

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Working on my son's computer which appears to be infected from downloading games and other things. He was trying to cleanse the system with Spybot and asked me for help. It looks like malware had disabled Task Manager and has also mucked with the group policies. I was able to get task manager back but am still unable to get spybot and adware to run. Both keep throwing up "invalid floating point" error. Please help.
DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Ben Webster at 18:00:18.81 on Sat 01/03/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1447 [GMT -8:00]

FW: ActiveArmor Firewall *disabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nTrayFw.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1.... Read more

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Howdy, my name is Hoov, and I will be helping you with your dilemma, if your son is old enough to get into trouble, you may want to have him sit in on the removal. Maybe it will help him be more careful in the future. Please make sure you watch this thread for responses. If you click the options tab at the top of your first post, you can select to track this thread. Here is what I am asking you to do during the repair of your computer*Tell me everything that you have done, if anything, to try and fix this problem.*Please only use 1 forum to help clear up your problem. Posting on more than 1 and following instructions from more than 1 forum will cause those helping you to pull out thier hair.*Follow my instructions - If you can't for some reason, or if you don't understand something, please tell me. If you deviate from my instructions, tell me, it may make a difference on where we go. Don't install anything, even other programs that have nothing to do with security or malware, it could cause things to change, and I would never know it. *Have faith. I will do all I can to get your computer working, and if I can't - someone else here will know something else to try. *Stick with me to the end. My aim is to fix your problems, and give you the tools and knowledge to keep this from happening again.Now onto trying to fix your computer. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to... Read more

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Hello all,

First off, I have been searching these forums for several days and have seen a number of people reporting slow wireless connections in Windows 7. Which was comforting, knowing I was not alone - but unfortunately I've yet to find the answer in any of the older posts, so I am hoping that making one of my own will help resolve this. Sorry to add to the noise, but I'm kind of out of ideas. Now for the problem:

Initially my wireless speed in Windows 7 was comparable to what I got under XP - mainly 54mbps but occasionally dropping lower, but nothing out of the ordinary. However, I've recently noticed that I am never going about 18mpbs now on my wireless connection, and the actual speed seems to be bottlenecked even slower than that. Example, here is a speed test I just ran.

Here is the results of my ipconfig /all


Code:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jon-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : provenahealth.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Ada
pter for Windows x64
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-05-9A-3C-7A-00
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Slow Wireless Speeds - Laptop is fine, Desktop is SLOW

I almost don't believe it, because I could have sworn I had tried this in the past. I changed the broadcast channel from 10 to 1 after doing another WiFi channel search and seeing a new network broadcasting on 8. I was still getting good signal strength, but I figured it couldn't hurt. About 30 seconds later my wireless speed jumped back up to 54mbps and this is the speed test now.



Glad its fixed, but I almost don't trust that this will stay fixed. Going to leave this open for a day or two to see if anyone else has any suggestions that I might want to try.

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Hi, I just got Comcast internet a few weeks ago. They supplied us with a Motorola sb5120 surfboard modem. Ive noticed that it gets really slow, I mean soooo slow that 56k beats it by a lot. The downloads of the web start at 25k and diminish to nothing and the download cancels.

The Internet did run great the first week or so, it recently did this.

Oh yea and if it means anything, In task manager under the networking tab it says Network Utilization is under 1% most of the time and other times its jumping around like crazy {ex. 17%, 2%, 3%, 14%, 8%, 1%, 16%}

Well thanks to anyone who can help!!
KyoSama
 

A:Slow internet speeds. slow web browsing.

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This seemed to happen very suddenly, but one week my computer was running fine and the next it got very slow. I'm not exactly a computer genius so i can't be sure what this is. I deleted some programs (wintools, cashback, etc.) and ran cleanup, ad aware, windows anti spyware, and spybot as well as defragging my computer. Unfortunatley my computer hasn't gotten much faster. Any help would be very much appreiciated.

Here's my log.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:25:35 PM, on 3/28/2006
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTB.EXE
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1138473266\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
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A:Slow startups and overall slow running speeds

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My wife’s pc---
 
Specs are :
 
Windows7 64-bit OS (full retail version)
 
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Contiuous power ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V 80 PLUS CERTIFIED ACTIVE PFC POWER SUPPLY
 
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB HD
 
Intel i7-2600K  Sandy Bridge 3.40GHz *(3.8 GHz Turbo Boost) 8MB Cache  LGS1155,  95W  CPU  Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Intel DH67BL  Unlocked & Unleashed--MB
Trend Micro Anti Virus --continually updated
 
 
16GB Ram
 
Two DVD Burners
 
2.0 TB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External HD for a backup
 

 

My PC specs are:
System info:
Intel Core i5 CPU K655 @ 3.20GHz  3.19 GHz
MB--Intel  DH55HC
 
RAM--4.00 GB
Windows 7   64-bit OS
2--Seagate 500GB SATA NCQ 16MB HDs
Trend Micro Anti Virus --continually updated
 
 
 
Recently my wife has been complaining that her pc has been very slow--both on the internet and off. So I did a speed test on her pc for the internet and found download speed was .82Mbps and upload was .08Mbps (we currently have DSL with AT&T and it normally runs 5.60Mbps down and .41Mbps up)
 
The next day I tested my pc and the results were 5.61Mbps down & .41Mbps up. So I figured that the night before was just a glitch and now everything was okay. WRONG---as soon as she turned on her pc the readings went back to 82Mbps down & upload was .08Mbps again!!
 
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A:pc slow--internet speeds are slow

Hi fred93  Let me see if I can help some of your issue. Run this with the troubled computer. If there is a problem with internet connection, copy the software by USB flash drive and transfer them to the problematic PC and then extract the logs back to the flash drive so you could post them back on your next reply. Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download SecurityCheck.exe from Here. Run SecurityCheck and follow the instruction from inside the code box.. When the scan is finished, a notepad will automatically open as check.txt   Please copy and paste the contents here on your next reply. Can you post also the Router/Modem model next time? Thank you.

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Hello,

I recently switched my ISP from cable internet to DSL... when I was on cable, everything seemed to be consistently speedy (but not as fast as my new DSL connection is supposed to be) As soon as I switched over to the DSL, the issues began.

Now, my wireless connection is consistently faster than 3Mb/s, and I'm quite happy with that, however the wired connection bounces from 300kb/s to 1.5Mb/s. I have a DLink WBR2310 wireless router that has served me well until now.

Any ideas why the wired connection would be slower than the wireless...? I should also mention that when I connect my desktop right to the DSL modem, I always get speeds of 5Mb/s or more.

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I recently got vista ultimate and when I went on speed test I realized that my internet speed was far below average. I have the SBC Yahoo express package so I my download speed should be around 1.5 mbps instead on speed test the highest I've ever gotten is 350 kbps. I've tried calling them but I keep hearing the same thing recycle your router clear your cookies and history ect.

A:getting slow speeds

Hi, y2l, and welcome to the forums.

How far away is your server that you are testing with, and have you tried other servers? What was the Ping time? If your old computer can show different times *right now* while the new one shows slower times, then I'd be willing to bet it is something on your new computer....

Or did you upgrade your old computer to Vista?s

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I have posted this in a different forum and got no answer, so I thought I would try here. I know, I am supposed to use a "Report Thread" button, but it is MIA.
I used to have Comcast Broadband on my computer. I moved, and switched ISP to Qwest. Now I have Qwest DSL with MSN. I am using a Dell computer with Windows XP on it, and also have an Actiontec GT701 modem on the thing. I noticed the speeds had slowed down considerably when I switched from Comcast to Qwest, but the speeds were just way too slow to be normal. I am a member of a site that is for the trading of Widespread Panic shows (which is legal and supported by the band) and use a BitTorrent software program to download the music. It is a sort of a shareware but it is not illegal in any way. But I am pulling top speeds of 20-28 kB/s, where with Comcast I was pulling speeds in the 150+ kB/s. I was told to use the port forward in my firewall and on my modem to open some ports to increase the speed. I did, and it didn't help, and almost seemed to slow opening other pages when I was downloading music.
I have spoken to Qwest in some detail about the problem. They told me to go to 2wire.com and check my speed. I am getting anywhere from 70 kB/s to 125 kB/s, when I should be pulling down 256 kB/s (or somewhere relatively close since that is the speed my modem and connection are for). Also, I have checked and my modem seems to be working correctly, and a Qwest technician ran a line check and it seems the line... Read more

A:Slow speeds

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i have a network of about 6 computers.
the one im using however has an icredibly slow internet speed compared to the others.
all the others are gettig about 15mb and im only getting 5.
ive tried troubleshooting itas far as i could.
ive tried a different wire on my wall jack, ive tried my wire on other computers wall jacks, ive tried different wires on other computers wall jacks, i tried swapping jacks around on the router and i even tried going straight from the router to my computer.
so this makes the problem either my lan card or my router. but i cannot figure out which or what to do to fix it
 

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For some reason I am getting very slow DL speeds using Utorrent. It starts up ok, with a reasonably healthy Kbs, then slowly drops down to 1-2 Kbs.
I have tried many torrents from different sources as to be sure it wasn't the source of the DL's.

I remember there used to be a Tp open port patch for XP, does vista need something similar?

A:Very Slow Dl Speeds

Maybe it is time for an antivirus scan and to download and scan with malwarebytes.
Perform the full scan (about 90 minutes and update the definitions before using)

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 7:25:26 PM, on 11/21/2004Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exeC:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\teamspeak2_RC2\tso.exeC:\Program Files\teamspeak2_RC2\TeamSpeak.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Documents and Settings\Brayn trhe a\Desktop\Bryan\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.comR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.comO2 - BHO: Loca... Read more

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Hi ChewyYou have Wild Tangent installed. Wild Tangent collects information about you and your usage. The advertisements may also contain pornographic or other material that you might find inappropriate. You can follow these instructions to uninstall it: No. 8 - Uninstallation .Read this about Viewpoint Media Player and decide if you want to keep it or not: Viewpoint Media Player. Removing Viewpoint Media Player may cause the program that bundled it to not function as intended.You can remove Viewpoint Media Player from Add\Remove Programs.You are using Kazaa Lite. This is not technically malware by itself, but it installs malware in order to run properly and it opens the door for every other nasty program you can think of. I strongly recommend that you remove it. Read this article for alternatives that will provide some of the same function without the garbage: http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/p2p/ If you opt to remove it, first use Add/Remove Program to remove it and any reference to Altnet and P2P Networking. Go to your control panel, then to add/remove programs...uninstall P2P networking...If/when asked whether you also want to remove Altnet components, say 'Yes'.P2P Networking is a totally useless Kazaa add-on, and it's been reported to be responsible for serious system slowdowns.Please uninstall from Add\Remove Programs, if present:TopText, TopText ILookup, HotText, or ContextProYou are running HijackThis from a Desktop folder. You will need to move hijackth... Read more

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hi everyone

I have been having a problem with my internet speed, at the moment it is running
at .50mbs per sec.
I keep talking to my ISP and they keep telling me to check the same things.
This time they are telling me that

1 it could be my computer causing the problem
2 it could be my cordless phones causing the problem
3 it could be a virus or my firewall causing the problem

they have told me to plug my phone into the test socket and umplug my cordless
phones. All of this I have done before, it has not made any difference.
they have told me to plug an ethernet cable into the computer and leave it in for 72 hours and keep a check on speed using the bt speedchecker.
all of this i have done before. Can you please tell me if any of these things
can cause slow speeds and if not what could be causing the problem

regards calmat

A:slow speeds

Perhaps it might be easier if you told us your system specs, your ISP rated speed, and your network setup.

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hi i have cable internet and itd downloads are like 14 kb/s and that is not cable speeds please help
 

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Disconnect the cable modem (Unhook the power plug to the modem) and leave it off for about 1 minute. Put it back in and try to use the net and see if it goes faster,it should reset the speeds. Good Luck.
 

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I have a new Asrock H77-Pro4-M motherboard and i'm running win 8 (fresh install). I haven't added any specific drivers that i can find to enhance usb 3 from the mb website, i thought Win 8 would come with its own.
Im only getting 28-30mb/sec transfer speeds from both ports and on two seperate usb 3 devices.

Can someone please advise what drivers, where to get from and what BIOS tweaks i might need to do to get things hurrying along.

Cheers,

Bruce

A:Slow USB 3 speeds.

What kind of USB drives do you have? Some of the cheaper drives even though they say USB 3.0 have very poor performance. And of course if you are plugging USB 2 drives into a USB 3 port you won't get USB 3 speeds. I don't have your mobo but my Win 8 works fine with stock m$ drivers.

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Hey guys. I just bought a new ASUS G73JH laptop. So far no issues what so ever. But I've been trying to download my programs I normally use on my old Gateway FX 79 series laptop. But I've found that the new laptop can't maintain a download speed of 10kb/s. The new system browse's the net at normal speeds and all just wont download at normal speeds. I tried downloading the same files on the Gateway after cancelling the downloads on the new one. They download at normal speeds on the old one fine. I can't seem to figure out whats causing the problem so I'm here to ask if you guys can help me out. I did a search of the forums but I can't find a related issue with a solution or any replies to them... so i beg of your help. TY in advance.
 

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Hello ok first the problem, I use orange broadband if you can call it that..... and supposed to get 8mb speeds I know its shared and i get about 2-3mb which is fine and is what I get on my laptop on which I am currently using to post this.

However I have recently bought a new pc BUT im only getting 0.19mb speed which is awful the network card I am using in the new machine is the Edimax EW-7612PIn PCI-E300mb/s and the router have to use is a Livebox-89D0 made my linksys. I have tried installing latest drivers port forwarding dosent work, gaming is worse max 999 ping on all games Minecraft running crashed my connection, Google wont load or takes 30-40 seconds, laptop is fine though runs smoothly, I need help I may have to send my pc back cause its not what I want sure I can play games offline but I carnt do anything online I need suggestions before I send it back as it would be better thank you. and HELP.
 

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Need some help, ever nice i got a virus on my pc my connect seems to be slow most of the time only some times it will be fast, i had a trojan on it before....could it be i still have a virus?? i have ran avg spyware, spyware terminator and norton (i dont have notron anymore though i deleted it) it only now picks up tracking cookies all the timecan anymore suggest anything i would be really greatful??thank youModerator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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to BCI am a little bit confused by your info.i dont have notron anymore though i deleted itDid you remove Norton?If so what other anti virus software on your system?

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Hey- this is on a different computer, the one that's about 3 times slower than my laptop, which I posted the last post on. The problem with this one is that, well, it's 3x slower than my laptop. I mean, it's REALLY slow. Sometimes it freezes once I open a certain folder and takes about 10 minutes to unfreeze. Well, here's the log.

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Hi,

I'm having an issue with my network. I have a small home network with a Linksys WRT54G running the latest revision of DD-WRT. There are three computers connected to it, all of them are running Windows 7 Home Premium:

Desktop computer connected by internal wireless card
Desktop computer connected by wired ethernet connection
Laptop, connected wirelessly
My problem is, the local transfer speeds between any combination of these three computers are very slow, averaging about 500 kilobytes per second. I am pretty sure they should be much faster. In fact, I know they should be much faster, because my actual Internet download speed is about twice as fast, one megabyte per second.

Can anyone help me to figure out how I can improve my local LAN transfer speeds? It is very annoying, especially when trying to play videos over the LAN or waiting for JPEG's to thumbnail.
 

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I'm doing a network for a small business. All the computers are on a domain and the domain controller is running on the server. I'm also trying to setup Active Directory so that users can login to their account at any of the six workstations in the building. However, for some reason I'm only getting ~46kb/s transfer rates across the network which is obviously pathetic. Consequently, Active Directory is impossible to do right now as there is no way to sync large amounts of files with such a slow transfer speed. I've included in the image below a rough sketch of how the network is laid out. Do any of you have any ideas as to why everything is going so slow?
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A:Slow transfer speeds

have you had the lines tested? who ran them? how long ago were they run? what devices are in between? what type of NIC's are in the machines? all the same link speed & duplex? all on the same subnet? nothing accidentally hard coded? There's 7 questions to keep you busy
 

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Hi

I have recently converted to broadband (512 Kbps, 50:1 contention) but find things much slower than before (ISDN). The Router supplier says it may be a virus or trojan and suggested that I run Bitdefender. Here is the log

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Bordeal\MProSoloDemo.exe=>(Embedded EXE o)=>(CAB Sfx r)=>msi.dll: bad crc
C:\Documents and Settings\Anna\My Documents\SetupDl.exe=>(CAB Sfx r)=>MsnMsgs.msi: bad crc
C:\Documents and Settings\George\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\IR6F2GAI\check[1].htm: infected with VBS.Trojan.Psyme.C
C:\Documents and Settings\George\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\IR6F2GAI\check[1].htm: disinfection failed
C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Archive.pst=>[Subject: Re: Visitors library arrangement-Thank you][From: Norman-Butler]=>BOWLING.doc.scr: infected with [email protected]
C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Archive.pst=>[Subject: Re: Visitors library arrangement-Thank you][From: Norman-Butler]=>BOWLING.doc.scr: deleted
C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Archive.pst: updated
C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Archive.pst=>[Subject: Distance Health will deliver top quality][From: Christopher Haddon]=>practitioners.exe: infected with [email protect... Read more

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Hello,
I dont know if something like this has been posted before, but I really am in dire need of help.
I am currently with Bellsouth/AT&T paying for 1.5mbps speeds. At my home I have fiberoptic so I don't have a modem, i just plug into my computer/router and it works. For the last 2 years I have had the same set up, a Linsys WRT54GS router 2 desktops and a laptop. Last week I lost my power and thus my internet, I reset the router and did everything that I usually do in that situation to fix the internet. This time however I was unable to connect. I contracted my ISP and they sent a tech over, he checked the line and everything was fine. (I have also updated all the firmware for my network card and router)
I moved my computer to where the connection was and indeed I was getting fine speeds directly connected to the desktop. When I connect it to the router, I am able to connect, however; I get very slow speeds, to the point where web sites don't load after 10 minutes.
I Had my ISP send another tech to check the line only to have him tell me the same thing, that the line is fine and that they don't troubleshoot third party hardware.
After this issue, i purchased a Belkin F5D9230-4 and had the same exact issues. I even checked for a firmware update but there weren't any.

What can I do?!
Thanks for the help!!
 

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Hi, I have a 54 Mbps wireless connection which I get consistently. My problem is why am I getting slow download speeds in everything, usually around 40-50 kbps I've done portforwarding but it doesnt help much. I'd appreciate any help, thank you.
 

A:Slow download speeds

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Make and model of the broadband modem.
Make and model of the router.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make/model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.


On any problem computer, I'd also like to see this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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Hi! I'm running on a windows 7 computer. I just joined and wanted to see if I'm able to get some help. Thank you!
 

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hey guys,
i have verizon online dsl with a westell modem and my download speeds are going very slow. it goes realllllllllllllllyyyyyy slow, it takes about an hour for a 50mb file, this is crazy. Usualy it goes faster but not anymore...and help will be greatly appreciated...thanks
 

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Ok my download speed is slower then dial-up im only getting between 9kbps and 15kbps. my friends dad told me it had to be something internal because my connection speed is good. But thats all he told me.. nothing on how to deal with it.. Please help!!! I have Pentium 4 3.5 ghz 1gb ram win xp pro. With Wildblue satellite services. Were supposed to be getting 1600kbps
I Have Mozilla Firefox and when i try to get IE7 Something goes wrong and i get IE provided by myspace

Download speed: 130.44 (16.30) 100%
Upload speed: 26.45 (3.30) 100%
Surfspeed inside United States: 71.78 (8.97) 100%
Surfspeed average (worldwide): 60.59 (7.57) 100%
Surfspeed outside United States: 42.00 (5.25) 100%
Latency: 4414 milliseconds
Thast what i got from that website.. so my download speed is actually 16.30kbps.. That explains my situation.. thanks again

Any idea's why my Intenet Explorer say's it's provided by myspace?? I just downloaded IE8 just to see if it still said that and it did.

A:slow download speeds

What kind of connection do you have and what is its connection speed?

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My internet speed is testing at about 40% what it should be (what it tested at a couple of weeks ago). It seems to be, based on my modem activity, on my end of the connection.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:07:25 PM, on 2/23/2007
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ACS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Management\CeEPwrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\Ivp\Swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Management\CePMTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\toshiba\ivp\ism\pinger.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\YOP\yop.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\toscdspd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RAMASST.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
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A:Solved: Help with slow speeds

Have you reset the modem?
Is it rented or do you own it?
What kind of speed tests did you perform?
 

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Hi,
I am on a company network and when I do a speedtest (at www.speedtest.net) I get a great download speed (6200 kb/s) not I have virtual no upload speed ( 7 kb/s) while others on the same network in the office (we are 7) have simular download speeds and upload speeds of 378 kb/s. Any idea's?
Thanks
 

A:Slow Upload Speeds

Not offhand, but I'd talk to the IT folks, there could be a variety of reasons. For what I hope are obvious reasons, we don't get involved in tinkering with company networks.
 

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Getting annoyed by IE pop ups, no idea what is causing them! Even when the computer is idle these pop-ups will just splurt up and I'm not sure why, i have ran checks but i would like to go through it from the start, can somebody help me and tell me where to start. Thanks.

Chris
 

A:Pop-ups, slow speeds! What's wrong?

Anyone willing to help? Would a HiJackThis log help?
 

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Hello-

I'm hoping someone can assist me with this. Just yesterday, our IE (and, to a lesser extent, the rest of the apps) started running much slower and, whenever it's open, random pop-ups have been occuring. Opening IE and going from page to page takes much longer, as does filling in data (like choosing my date of birth when registering on this site). One of the pages I found in my history that led me here was login.tracking101.com, which seems to be spyware-related. Any assistance you can provide will be appreciated. Here's my HJT thread, and let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks in advance for the help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:00:51 PM, on 8/24/2008
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Bump. I've attached my Panda scan and updated my HJT file with tonight's data. My internet is running much slower now, so I hope someone can help. Here's the HJT info, and thank you in advance for any help you can give:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:18:48 PM, on 8/27/2008
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.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\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
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Hi, I have noticed when transferring files from or to a USB stick/external HDD, or anything, the rate in which the speed this happens is incredibly slow, I read that "theoretically", on USB 2.0 you could attain 60MB/s, however in most cases it is about 30MB/s, I have read of many topics from using google on this issue, some have said to change removal policies because apparently that made it faster (didn't work), and some have said using command prompt commands, I have tried whatever, even if it seemed ridiculous and still no result.

The USB is 2.0 on a laptop, however on my PC I get the same problem, so I can rule that out as being a factor, instead of achieving 40MB/s which would be very nice, I get around about 3MB, tops.

It cannot be a driver issue, I have tried stock drivers that came with the computer, and updated ones, also its happening with BOTH computers on windows 7.

I noticed on an older PC,with windows XP, it would in fact reach these high speeds when transferring data.

Thanks

A:Windows 7 Slow USB Speeds

That happens with USB 2.0 flash drives. They have super slow write speeds, but have fast read speeds. USB 2.0 is supposed to have 480 megaBITS of transfer speed. (Please, forum members, correct me if I'm wrong) When Windows shows it's writing or reading at around 17 MB/sec, that is megaBYTES. Bits and bytes are two different units of measurement where bits make up bytes. Don't know if that helps or not...

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hey all up until a few weeks ago my internet was working perfectly then all of a sudden my download speeds have slowed right down to about 15kb/ps from around 85kb/ps. Ive run the latest version of hijack this and found no problems!!! could anybody make sense of it for me?
 

A:slow download speeds

Please post your Hijack This log.
 

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Hey... well I have been getting very very slow download speeds for like the past month. I've tried every single thing I could think of, and I know it's not my ISP because my brother who is on the same network as me downloads just fine. I have scanned for viruses, spyware, dide hijackthis, basically nothing yielded any results.

I am on a cable modem and I usually download at very high speeds so I have no idea what is going on.

Is there ANYTHING any of you intelligent people could recommend I do?

Thanks alot for your time!
 

A:EXTREMELY SLOW D/L speeds

Post an HiJackthis log please
 

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I have a Dell Dimension XPS Gen 5 (If you need me to be more specific I can be but it doesnt have much to do with the problem). Windows XP. Now, in my area we have a cable company that gives out a lot of internet so I have the same connection as many of my family and friends. My problem is that my computer downloads files from the internet much slower than friends and family that have the exact same internet connection and worse computers.
For an example I've seen friends download songs at 150 kb/s and with only one song downloading on mine im lucky if i max at 40 kb/s. And it's not just the downloader, wmv files download slower on my computer also. I don't know if there's a setting somewhere I need to change or what.
Not sure if this is the problem but McAfee security Firewall is 7.1.113. Maybe that's what is slowing it down? Modem reads SB 4100 Cable Modem, could it be I need to mesh the Modem with my computer?
 

A:Slow download speeds

go to pcpitstop.com or internetfrog.com an test your speed an see what it says. an then find out from your internet service what speed you have. if they aint close to being the same tell them how slow your speed is. it might be on there end why your slow. plus scan for spyware
 

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