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Internet speed extremely slow - Restart fixes

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by scorwitz, Apr 28, 2010.

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  1. scorwitz

    scorwitz Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    A couple of times in the last few days my internet speed has gone WAY down. I mean like .02 Mbps down and barely anything up, where I should be getting 9 Mbps down and .5 up.

    The first time, I was on my wireless network, so I tried unplugging everything and pluggin back in, but it didn't work. I connected directly to the modem. Worked fine, so I ditched the wireless and am currently wired.

    Today had the same issue all of a sudden and noticed that Mozy was backing up. Though it usually doesn't slow things that much, I stopped the backup but the problem didn't go away. I've been checking my Processes and can't tell if anything is acting strange.

    Is this a symptom of a virus or malware? A restart seems to have fixed things for now. Is there any program that anyone could recommend that would let me monitor what programs are using my network at a given time?

    Thank you!
     
  2. lazybear

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    Have you tried running any anti-virus programs or anti-malware/spyware programs?
     
  3. scorwitz

    scorwitz Thread Starter

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    Yes, I have. I have ESET NOD32 and ran a full scan. Nothing turned up.
     
  4. lazybear

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    It sounds to me like you have some sort of spyware or possibly a trojan running.
    Try running Malwarebytes
    and
    Ad-aware
     
  5. flavallee

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    scorwitz:

    Go here and click the green icon to download and save HijackThis 2.0.2.

    Close all open windows first, then install it in its default location: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis.

    Start it, then click "Do a system scan and save a log file".

    When the scan is finished and the log file appears, save it.

    Return here, then copy-and-paste the entire log file here.

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