Internet speeds on router; fast, slow?

June 11, 2012 at 12:02:58
Specs: Windows 7, 1.6 GHz / 2037 MB
Hello. We've been using a 2Wire DSL router forever, connected over WiFi, with between two and three computers hooked up to it at any given time. All of the computers have performed as you'd expect them to when connecting to the Internet.

Recently (within the past two months or so), one of our computers has slowed to a crawl. It continues to connect to the Internet, with no changes to the router, it just does it at a snail's pace that leads some pages to time out before they can even load. The other computer continues to run exactly as it has forever.

I've done my best to search out malware of any kind, and haven't found any. Based on the use of that computer, I don't find that surprising.

The only real difference between the two computers is 32 vs. 64 - the newer 64 is the one suddenly not working as far as it should.

I've browsed the boards here on Computing.net and other forums, and have seen almost similar problems; however, they seem to be cases where there is no connection, not just a suddenly slow connection on one computer against a shared router.

If anyone can offer some advice, it would be greatly appreciated.


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#1
June 11, 2012 at 12:43:01
Run Hijack This & post the log.

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#2
June 11, 2012 at 12:59:30
No current way exists to fully identify malware. Consider a clean install from OEM sources. Then be sure to install a good security suite and get all updates and use as many best practices to avoid this in the future. Simple things like running as a standard user account at all times helps stop this sort of thing. Be sure to sweep all usb and flash and removable media. Other systems may also have malware on them.

Hang up and live.


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#3
June 12, 2012 at 10:50:21
I think I'd like to try searching for a solvable problem before nuking the computer and starting over from scratch..

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#4
June 12, 2012 at 10:51:50
I'll post a HJT log. But I'm assuming it doesn't go here?

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#5
June 12, 2012 at 13:18:32
I know many people like to try to fix stuff the hard way. To me that is fooling with it for days. For others it is a complete reload.

I can only say that my easy way has never failed to produce a system that is as new.

Hang up and live.


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