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Inconsistent Internet Speeds...Spyware?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by CiscoJP, Mar 31, 2005.

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  1. CiscoJP

    CiscoJP Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2005
    About 2 weeks ago, my internet speeds while browsing with IE6 slowed down dramatically. I normally have blazing fast speeds with my DSL, but now, using IE is really slow. Every now and then it'll work ok, but for the most part, it's painfully slow. Pages take forever to load. So I started using Netscape, and that worked very well for a few days, and now that is running slow on certain pages. My connection status always shows a consistent connection speed (Connected at 100.00 Mbps), and downloading and uploading are as fast as ever. It just seems that when I'm browsing, my browser hangs for a long time, most of the time. Like I said, every now and then, it'll be fast.

    I've already run my AdAware & Spubot, and have SpyWare Blaster and SpyWare Guard on my system and updated. I'm running Windows XP SP2, Firewall is on, etc. Does anyone know what could be wrong?
  2. OBP

    OBP Trusted Advisor

    Mar 8, 2005
    Why not Download HiJackThis here: http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip
    Unzip to a convenient permanent folder
    For example: C:/HiJackThis/HiJackThis.exe
    Double click HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan with log". Don't fix anything but post the log on here for analysis. (The log can be opened with wordpad)
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