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The internet on my laptop is going WAY SLOOOOW

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Sabes, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. Sabes

    Sabes Thread Starter

    Aug 23, 2004
    This problem started happening about 2 days ago, and before then my internet was running just fine. Whenever I try to open web pages in Mozilla or IE or Opera or any browser, it takes forever to load the page, and sometimes several minutes. Before this problem started, pages would take no longer than 5 seconds to load. It also seems to take a really long time to connect to internet-based programs that connect to a server. I play a fair amount of online poker and it takes much longer than usual to connect to PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, etc. if that makes sense.

    A few weird/interesting things about this problem:

    - Whenever I download files using "save as..." or torrents or whatever, the download speed doesn't fall below 220kb/s
    - Sometimes the web pages seem to load at the normal speed they did before this problem started, but still they almost always load much slower
    - My laptop shares the internet connection with a desktop PC. The laptop gets its connection from a wireless router. Whenever I use the internet on the desktop, it's always fast like it used to be on my laptop
    - Last night I ran Adaware and it came across a win32.trojan.downloader that I thought could be the problem. I removed it and it hasn't been detected since in several scans using Adaware, Spybot, Kaspersky, and AVG, but the internet still runs very slow

    I'd really like to get this problem fixed as I use the internet on my laptop all the time. Any suggestions would be very greatly appreciated.
  2. happyrck


    Feb 17, 2006
    try speakeasy to test your speeds...if that appears good then my guess is you are infected and should post a hijackthis log in the security forum
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