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Q: My super-fast internet is super-slow

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?

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A: My super-fast internet is super-slow

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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 i... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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and Sometimes it connects so good and later it's not connected then it reconnect but no good it's like that again

Please Somebody Help Me

A:My Internet is Super Slow and Sometime ..


Is the LAN connection or Wifi

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My pc is a bit slow, my internet is super slow, and my email is almost nonexistant anymore. I can receive mail now and then, and send a super small email, but anything with an attachment - even just 35Kb - hangs in the outbox forever. Can someone please have a look at the HJT log and let me know what to clean up?

A:Internet super slow

Please read here first BEFORE posting for help in this forum


Please do not request assistance for corporate/company owned computers. Many changes/deletions are made during the clean up process, some of which may involve uninstalling programs, deleting folders/files, changing settings and/or removing policies etc. As we have no way of knowing for sure if these are actually needed for company operations, malware issues in these cases should be handled by their own IT Departments in order to avoid any undesirable results. Click to expand...

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Hi all, can anyone help, please ?

On initial start-up, Internet speed seems fine, but the longer my PC is on, the slower the Internet gets. All other programmes are absolutely fine, and running at normal speed.

I have now run virus-scans by 3 different parties, ie AVG, One-stop, and my own service provider, Blueyonder, and all are showing clean. I have run NoAdware, Ewido, and Spybot, which have also found nothing. I use CCleaner, 1-click, and ATF Cleaner and RegClean to clean things up every day, but still no better.

I have, by the way, Intel Pentium 4, with 512mb RAM, 2.8 ghz, running Windows XP Home, and I have a wireless internet connection (all connections checked and in order)

Any ideas please, would be greatly appreciated. Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:11:25, on 05/02/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\blueyonder\PCguard\fws.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
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Hi there,
I hope this forum will be my savior!
For a week now i have been struggling with slow internet that downloads at about 15 kb/s or less! Should be ten times that. I am running Vista with IE and Firefox - both equally slow.
At first I thought the problem related to windows updates but uninstalling them, and performing a system restore did not help. I ran Mcafee suite to look for a virus but found nothing. Nothing appears to be running in the background. I then cleaned out internet temp folders etc and defragmented my hard disk.
Since searching the net for a solution I have tried various things:
I switched off IVP6 and Mcafee phishing filter, uninstalled Norton and Mcafee virus scan and ran a netsh disable command. The option to rollback drivers is greyed out so I dont think a driver update is the issue. My only thoughts now are to replace Mcafee (though it has worked fine for me for a year), with antivir or similar, or revert to XP!
Anyone else got any ideas??? Sorry for the length of this post.....Any help will be much appreciated!!

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Hi there,

Apologies if this post is in the wrong section. My internet is running so slow lately and I dont know what might be causing it. My initial reactions are I have a virus or something but I dont know how to find out

Here is a few basic specs about my machine.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Model : p6126uk
Processor : AMD phenom 9650 Quadcore processor 2.30 GHz
Memory (RAM) : 4GB
System type : 64 bit operating system

Windows: Vista Home premium SP 2

C drive : 450 GB

Internet connection details : Seems to run consistantly at 100 Mbps - is that slow or fast? I use Firefox

Can somebody please help me get to the bottom of the snail like properties my PC has developed lately? I will run any programs you ask me to download and will be as cooperative as necessary. Thanks to any one who helps me!


A:Super slow internet

Why don't you contact your ISP technical support section. They have some incredibly talented people who can talk you through most of the settings and analyse your connection and its speed.
I always use my ISP tech support as a first response to any of my internet problems and have always succeeded in fixing my problems with their help.


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I have been annoyed that my laptop is super slow and im not sure if it is fixable. i did buy this laptop at walmart and have so much on here im not sure if i should delete them to make it faster. I did try to talk to customer support but like i said everything is super slow. Plz help. I do have windows 10 and wondering if i should down grade it to windows 8.1

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Hi All, helping my buddy out (or trying to at least). He's running windows XP. About a week ago, his internet connection became really slow. He is unable to even update Windows Security Essentials. I ran malwarebytes - updating that took almost an hour for a 6mb update. Plugging another PC into that connection works fine, so definitely something is up with his computer.
Also, when he has Outlook running, sometimes emails get stuck in his outbox, and he will have to restart his PC in order to get them sent out.
I've noticed when logging in using Logmein, that the connection drops quite frequently.
There are no popups that he's noticed.

Here is the HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:41:21 PM, on 9/6/2011
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\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Com... Read more

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I have just set up a new PC and am having some problems with my internet access. Basically, pages are loading so slowly that, for all but one page at a time, any others are timing and not loading any any graphics or images. Its driving me nuts!

I have tried running both firefox 1.5 and IE7 and get the same problem. I am running Firefox 1.07 on my old PC.

It is not the connection as I have reconnected my old pc and it is running fine - eg I can load a dozen or more pages simutaneously no probs.

I have tried tweaking the settings in FF but to no avail.

I have tried updating the drivers for the network adapters - on the mobo and a seperate one. They are up to date.

I tried turning all my security off - nortons, defender, xp firewall - but no difference.

I have tested my current bandwidth and the reading is:

58.80kbps = download speed of 7.35 KB/sec.

I know this isn't real fast but it hasn't been a problem in the past - now its as slow as dial-up!. I suspect it has something to do with the way I have things configured. Can anyone help?


A:Super slow internet on new pc

Not sure if this applies to your problem or not but I installed IE7 and had real slow page openings. I uninstalled IE7 and everything is back to normal.

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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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brand new hp with windows 8 it is super slow on the internet non of are other computers are and it takes like all the internet usage when using it the other computer will stop working when this one is trying to browse 

A:super slow internet browsing

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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I have been having problems with my internet connection. I am running Vista Basic on a cable modem and its slower than dial-up. I have tried to optimize Internet Explorers performance by changing some of the options. I have also run Disc Cleanup and Defrag and nothing seems to be helping at all. Do you have any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance,


A:Super Slow Internet.....zzzzzz

Try this first:TCP OptimizerIt's free. If that doesn't improve things then try your ISP support.

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My PC in the last two days has become so slow when surfing the net that pages never even load. Sometimes I can bring up a page such as google after it loads for a while and other times I don't ever connect. I have no problems when hooking up my 2nd computer (laptop) to my DSL modem / hub, so I don't think it's my connection. I am currently using my laptop to post this message but can get nowhere using my desktop. I am wondering if I may have some type of virus since I just started having this problem 2 days ago. Here is a HJT log. I'm hoping someone can tell me if this is possibly a virus problem and if anything looks suspicious in the log.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:52:24 PM, on 2/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE2... Read more

A:Internet Surfing Super SLOW

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OK! I am running an old toshiba laptop with vista home premium service pak 2 and 2gigs of ram. I regularly use malware bytes pro, Ccleaner, combofix, and Eusing registry defrager. I have the OS setup for running audio recording software, and have never really had a computer problem that I cannot get fixed. over the last few weeks the computer is slow slow slow to react to mouse clicks and new windows opening, Google chrome takes tolong to load nay page, and things just hang for way to damn long. I have also started to get the blue screen of death far to often.

A:computer has become SUPER slow, and the internet as well

 If you've run registry cleaners, you can expect the unexpected unfortunately.  They are snake oil.  They are totally unnecessary and can cause problems that're difficult to diagnose and very difficult to correct.  I think I'd back up any data I didn't want to lose, then restore to factory settings.

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I have recently got back from a trip from Japan. When I came home and turned my PC on, my internet was really slow. My msn messenger worked however, it stopped working the next day. Internet explorer barely opens my homepage, same with Mozilla. However, I am connected to internet because my downloads work, in a very slow speed. My internet is connected via cable. I am currently writing this from my other PC that is connected via wireless. THis computer is working perfectly fine. I have virus scanned with my outdated kaspersky and did all malware and adware scans on adware and avira vir program. I am running windows vista home premiem 32bit. I would greatly appreciate if anybody could help. THank you

Here are my hijackthisfile:
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Tarantula\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\PWC3800\PWCam.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

A:internet super slow due to virus??

can anyone please review my thread? i need desparate help~

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I've got a basic knowledge of computers but I'm stuck. Internet has became slower and slower. My signal is good, router is 10 feet away across the hall. My mom's laptop has no internet issues and on top of that Time warner just came to my house today replaced my modem with the best they have now(old modem was trash). Everything works fine but my laptop. I can't take it anymore. By reading your forum a little, I'm sure its malware. Here's all the stuff you ask for. Thanks so much in advance!

HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:52:38 PM, on 9/3/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16448)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&m=nv53&r=27361209i6c6l03e0z185a48j1x27n
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin... Read more

A:Internet super slow, need help I think its malware.

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Hello, this forum has been great in solving another problem I have had involving being hijacked to coolwwwsearch.com
I hope someone can help me with this one:
For about a week now my internet explorer has been unbelievebly slow. It takes about 30 sec to go from one page to the next. At first I thought that the web was slow or servers busy. Today I downloaded Netsape 7.1 to see if it would work better. It runs like a dream. I have a broadband connection. I just switched from McAffee to Norton and don't know if that has anything to do with my problems. I think that my IE is currupted somehow. I called Dell and they suggested uninstalling it and reinstalling it from a backup copy that sits on my computer somewhere. This did not change anything. I ran spybot and that did not come up with anything either. What do I do now?
Thanks in advance for any help, Volker

A:internet explorer super slow

Go to control panel, add/remove programs and scroll down to your IE program. Click on it and choose the "repair" option.

Repair it and reboot and see if this helps you...

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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:28-10-2015
Ran by Grumblin (administrator) on JERKIELERKIE (28-10-2015 17:30:21)
Running from C:\Users\Grumblin\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Grumblin (Available Profiles: Grumblin)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AXSP\1.02.00\atkexComSvc.exe
(ASUSTeK Computer Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AAHM\1.00.22\aaHMSvc.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AsSysCtrlService\1.00.22\AsSysCtrlService.exe
(ASUSTeK Computer Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AsusFanControlService\1.06.07\AsusFanControlService.exe
(Kaspersky Lab ZAO) C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Total Security 16.0.0\avp.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\GeForce Experience Service\GfExperienceService.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetService\NvNetworkService.exe
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A:Super slow internet speed

Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. 


Winsock: Catalog5 08 C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDNSP.DLL No File
Winsock: Catalog5 09 C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDNSP.DLL No File
Winsock: Catalog5-x64 08 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDNSP.DLL No File
Winsock: Catalog5-x64 09 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDNSP.DLL No File
HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
cmd: netsh winsock reset catalog

Save the file as fixlist.txt in the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.The location is listed in the 3rd line of the Farbar log you have submitted.Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.===Please post the Addtion.txt file created by the Farbar tool for my review.Let me know if the problem persists.

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My whole computer and internet has been running ungodly slow. Also, whenever I right click(say to go to properties on a file) if i am in a program, that program will have an error, or if it is on my desktop or in a document, then windows explorer has an error. I don't know what to do.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:14:41 AM, on 4/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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A:CPU/Internet running super slow

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please be patient with me during this time.

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I just upgraded my internet speed to 3-5 kbps (or something like that) with DSL. I'm paying $75 a month. I'm trying to conquer slow browsing speeds. I'm wondering if there is some other something slowing me down.

Here is my hjack this log. Is there anything i don't need?
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.buyshade.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009... Read more

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Hi there,

I recently bought a second hand laptop to replace mine that died. The replacement as detailed below was the some Ghz and slightly more Ramm but is starting to perform so much slower than my last.

When I bought it a few weeks ago it was working at speed but it really is slow now. From start up it takes approx 5-8 minutes to be in a state ready to load the internet. The internet itself then takes up to 2 minutes to open a browser. Also quite often when browsing it will say plugins have stopped. I'm using Firefox and never had these issues on my last laptop and also I have very few programs downloaded. I thought at one point it was my internet connection but my mobile runs perfectly on the internet.

Whilst the majority of my issues are using the internet the laptop itself is very sluggish opening programs. I have checked task manager and when the internet is running it seems to cosume all the Ramm even during just simple browsing.

I hope the above information and any help is gratefully appreciated.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor TF-20, AMD64 Family 15 Model 124 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1200 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152524 MB, Free - 66721 MB;
Motherboard: eMachines, HM50-YK
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Super slow laptop, especially the internet. Please Help!

Hi captainfurious,
Let's see what's happening.
Download and Run the Farbar Scan Tool

Download FRST64 and save to your Desktop.

Double click Frst64.exe to launch it.
FRST64 will start to run.
When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press the Scan button.
When finished scanning, 2 logs will open on your Desktop, FRST.txt and Addition.txt
Please post them in your next reply.

If you lose track of them, they will be saved in the same location as FRST64.exe
Feel free to use separate replies if it's more convenient.

if you have any problem with my instructions, please Reply back and let me know.

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I am not sure if this is due to malware.

We have two computers hooked up to an internet connection. One computer is fine and one has a super slow internet. Downloading anything is near impossible and any complicated pages time out. The other processing on the computer does not seem extremely slow.

I also get constant messages saying "Local Area Connection - A network cable is unplugged". I replaced the network cable and that has not helped. The computer has not been acting strange other than that. I got this message even before the internet was acting very slow.

I had a previous malware infection which was resolved and has not recurred.

Here is the log:
DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Ed at 6:16:03.65 on Sat 07/25/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.469 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Trend Micro AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7D2296BC-32CC-4519-917E-52E652474AF5}
FW: Outpost Firewall *enabled* {8A20CA2A-9E02-4A64-923B-0A38208EB7FD}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
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A:Internet is super slow on one computer

Hi, can someone help with this one? Thanks in advance!===========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies unt... Read more

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I have a weird issue that I hope someone can help with.

I have a Business Network connected to XLN Telecom FTTC Fibre, going through the BT Openreach Modem and a Netgear WNDR4500 Router. The Router then connects to a Netgear ProSafe Switch.
I have about 12 XP Desktops and Notebooks on my network (business so need XP really).

Recently the Microsoft Security Essentials program started crashing the PCs and hanging on the welcome screen, so I just removed it, and all was well.
A few days later ALL the XP PCs have experienced seriously slow UPLOAD Speeds when doign a Speed Test. The Fibre but it has always been slow, around 8mbps download and 2 - 4mpbs upload. On the XP machines I am getting 5mbps download but only 0.01mbps upload, with a ping of about 300ms.

Gmail and most websites work okay, but secure websites such as eBay and my website CP go really slow or time out. Some websites are also very slow, but if you us IE InPrivate or Chrome Incognito they seem to work much faster.

I thought it was the line, so changed router, factory reset modem, bypassed all the network (connecting a PC directly to the modem and router), had the ISP do line checks.
BTOpenreach have been and tested the line and equipment (they said everything seemed fine) but changed the Filter in the socket and the Modem to the latest design.

I have also tried a few virus and malware tools to make sure it is not a virus (which would be strange on ALL the PCs at the same time anyway)

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A:HELP Super Slow Internet Upload Speeds - Mainly on XP

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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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It took about 1 minute to even load this window.... And here is what has happened:

Yesterday... i was just doing the normal things, i also downloaded the Opera 10.10 beta, loved it, defragged my computer. And shut down...

On restart(about 12 hrs frm last restart) I wanted to really download this new game that had come out, so i go on the internet, and i noticed some SUPER slow browsing, i thought it was because it was a beta... so i uninstalled Opera.

I then went into my Minefield broswer... It was also super slow - i thought it was because i had tweaked it inside of about:config, and uninstalled it, planning to reinstall it at a later time.

I then went into my Chrome Browser...
And it was also being SUPERRRRRRRRRRRRR laggy, and it being a Dev. Release version, i uninstalled it, planning on installing the stable version maybe later...

Then.. i go into Ie8.... Its also deathly slow... I go to mozilla.com ( takes like 2 and a half minutes to load it) and then try to download mozilla ff normal browser... it sais 1 hr remaining and it had a download speed of less than 30 kb/s... my connection is at 54mb/s...


I dont kno WHY so suddenly my internet got super slow(BTW its wireless) BUT my brother, has exact same laptop, though his isnt tweaked as much as mine, nor does he really do much crazy stuff to it, his internet is working fine.. and normally my computer is super speedy - jst like his...

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A:Super slow Internet Browsing - Suddenly!

What I would to do is try to run a system restore previous to installing Opera b/c it sounds almost as if the web browser created a conflict with each other, similar as if you have two firewall running at the same time. Hope this helps

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I get the BSOD whenever the computer is left on for too long or I try to update it. The internet performance is terrible and will have short periods of time of working normally but will also disconnect/be too slow, im not sure which. any help?

A:Computer is super slow and seems to disconnect from the internet. Help

Please follow the instructions in the big notice at he top of the page.

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I've recently upgraded my computer from Windows ME to Windows XP thinking it would help make my already sort of slow computer faster. However, after installing XP my computer takes forever to load up and even longer to get my home page loaded. My computer is now painfully slow.

Can some one take a look at my Hijack This Log below?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:38:40 PM, on 1/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jackie Radzinski\My Documents\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.c... Read more

A:Solved: Internet Explorer super slow

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For the past 4 weeks, my internet has been stupidly slow, and with slow I mean it feels like I'm browsing with dial-up.
I first noticed this in my computer, but when I told my roommates, they tought it was just my computer, because everything was fine with theirs. Two weeks later, they also started noticing. But the strange thing is: it is slower on my computer. At first I thought it was because I was browsing from the basement(house foundations and isolations could be and are interfering with my wifi signal), but today I took the pc upstairs, and I was right next to the router and google took like 30 seconds to open. I did the same on three other computers and it only took 5 seconds, still longervthan I would expect, but its way faster than mine. I've changed browsers and everything. I believe my drivers are updated, I've tried shutting down my firewall and antivirus, and that also didn't speed up the internet.

Other info: Steam registed a download speed of 700kb/s, which is way too fast. Opera registed a download speed of 500kb/s. The max I could get out of chrome was about 75kb/s. Sometimes it doesn't even connect to te internet, it detects the router, but isn't able to connect, for some stupid reason. I have cleaned up and defragged everything I can think of.
I'm using an ADSL wifi connection with a speed of 15mbits.
Netspeed registers 3, sometimes 6mbits/s, which are values you would expect if you're using wifi. Other computers register 8-9mbits/s.

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A:Internet super slow, for no apparent reason

Have you checked for any malware on your computer?

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Hi - within the last month, my laptop has become painfully slow, primarily seen when connected to the internet. I have tried 3 different browsers. I tried disabling flash. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling flash. I uninstalled IE8. I defragged the hard drive. Other computers connecting through our home LAN do not have this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I think I waited 3 or 4 minutes for my web based email account to open just to get the email confirmation for this account. Arrgg!

A:Internet super slow using IE, Firefox, Chrome

Welcome to BCThe process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all obj... Read more

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