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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by fastednj, Jan 26, 2003.

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  1. fastednj

    fastednj Thread Starter

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    For some reason, accessing the web has become slow. I run a relatively new Dell Dimension with a 1.8G processor and 256M mem. Running Windows 2000 professional. Running off a router with cable modem. Hotmail is my default mail program. Turning off IMESH seems to help a bit, but not that much. My old Dell running a Pentium II off the same router is much faster connecting to the internet, so I know its not the internet connection. I also run McAfee virus protection, have scanned, killed one virus and now clean. Also run adsgone (sucks) pop up killer. Same on the other machine. So its got to be something configured in this machine.

    When I had an old car I could figure out diagnose performance problems much easier. Windows doesnt seem to have build in diagnostic tools, you just have to know.
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    If you have IMESH installed, you probably have a ton of spyware as well.

    Uninstall IMESH, and replace it by a spyware-free alternative:

    http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/p2p/

    Next, Download Spybot - Search & Destroy

    It looks for spyware, but also targets dialers, keyloggers, and other nasties, and it's freeware.

    After installing, press Online, and search for, put a check mark at, and install all updates.

    Next, go to the Settings tab > File Sets, and uncheck 'System Internals' and 'Tracks' .
    These aren't needed for our present purpose, and you can always experiment with them later on.

    Finally, after closing down Internet Explorer, hit 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds.

    Good luck,
     
  3. Del

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    Sounds like that computer could be routing thru a third party proxy. Get rid of the spyware first and go from there.
     
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