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Internet is glacier slow only on my pc?

Postby TheTechDoc » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:02 am

Hey guys, just wondering if those more useful with network related issues can lend a hand here, I recently changed my router from a turd to a half way decent tp link-tp-w8970 that my boss gave me, im not sure if its coincidental or directly related to the problem but I figured I would mention it.

basically every other machine in the house is running at normal speeds, not a problem to speak of over wifi or through my wireless Ethernet adapter to my room, however my main desktop rig, the one that is inches away from my router and plugged in through ethernet, has been degrading in internet speeds like crazy, to the point now where a torrent ( a popular one with thousands of seeds) wont go over 19kbps (keep in mind my internet at full speed is 850kbps) I have no idea why this is happening but ive done the usual things, checked for anything that might be restricting flow, uninstalled useless apps just in case, ran virus scans etc,

the one thing I did find was from running rougekiller, its found at least 5 Pum,dns files every time ive run it, this sounds like the obvious problem due to the fact that I would have no idea how to set one up, meaning it was put there by someone or a program, my question is, what can I do to get rid of them entirely? and is this likely the problem?

thanks guys! any help is appreciated

ps, yes ive changed ehternet cables and tried wifi.
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Re: Internet is glacier slow only on my pc?

Postby TheTechDoc » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:25 am

Edit: not sure how but I managed to fix it, something running in the background is causing the issue, unfortunately I shut about 10 processes before realizing the problem was resolved, going to have to do some more digging!
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Re: Internet is glacier slow only on my pc?

Postby XamX » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:55 am

Windows 10? ;)
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Re: Internet is glacier slow only on my pc?

Postby ZX81v2 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:14 pm

some useful programs for you to install and run, no cost involved !
Might not solve, but if your getting PUPs and other shit. Worth a try

CCleaner - https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner - Latest version works and don't have "Issues"
Download - Install - Run - On left Panel of the program screen look for System > DNS cache and tick the box
Click Analyze - then click RUN to clean the PC from junk files - EVERYTHING it finds is SAFE to Remove - I have been using
this program for years !
Click REGISTRY Button
Scan and FIX Issues
When done it will list issues with your registry, click FIX ALL
It will ask you if you want to BACKUP REGISTRY - Click YES
Then click DELETE ALL - Scan again until it says "No problems found"

This removes junk registry entries and can speed up PC performance.
It don't remove anything criticle to windows and everything is finds is safe to remove

Spybot Search and Destroy - https://www.safer-networking.org/
Download - Install - FOLLOW WIZARD - Update - Immunize - SCAN - REMOVE ANYTHING IT finds
If your running on a system pre Win7 - USE v1.62/8 of Spybot as it works better on slower systems.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - https://www.malwarebytes.com/
Download FREE Version/Trial - Install - Update - Scan - Remove anything it finds
This is one of the BEST Spyware killers out and is WORTH BUYING A LICENSE

Mallwarebytes Anti-Rootkit - https://www.malwarebytes.com/antirootkit/
Install and run it , IF it finds a nasty rootkit it will TELL YOU WHAT TO DO - FOLLOW what it says Letter for letter !

Also a PAID FOR VIRUS KILLER IS ADVISED AS FREE VIRUS KILLERS SUCK !

With these program, at least your PC will be clean from crap and naties - ALL Have FREE Versions!
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Re: Internet is glacier slow only on my pc?

Postby HisDivineShadow » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:00 pm

My first thoughts would be too that something has got onto that PC and is using the internet connection for sending who knows what to wherever. That's one of the reason I like to have the router next to my PC so I can actually see if there is significant activity when I'm not actually doing anything.

There is of course network monitor software that can do the same thing and tell you more but if the internet LED on your router is flashing away when you're not downloading or uploading anything its a simple and useful indicator something is amiss.

That was one of the ways I realised that MS had sneaked some telemetry gathering 'tools' onto my PC earlier this year. The other was that most unusually the PC fans would speed up to max for 30 seconds or so 5 minutes after booting.

I had but not used it much before but when this started happening I used Process Hacker 2, a Task Manager alternative, to track down the processes using the internet. The useful thing about it is that it puts a small icon in the tray which if you hover over it shows the top 10 processes currently running. That way you can catch any unusual behaviour as it happens.

In a case like this I'd be worried that, at worst, the PC may have become part of a botnet and I'd be using all the tools ZX81v2 recommended ASAP.

The router mentioned may be suspect too, particularly if it had been used before you received it. There is plenty of info out there about routers being hacked to become part of a botnet and that sort of thing. But how you find out whether that has happened and how to deal with it I have no idea.

This is probably old info but maybe useful:-

http://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/ ... pened-fix/
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Re: Internet is glacier slow only on my pc?

Postby ZX81v2 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:36 pm

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You can trackdown other LISTS but it gets messy VERY FAST !
The default first update sets work.

It stop's over 700,000,000+ web sites TCP/UDP "Pinging" your system every ten minutes !! (and others)

The amount of traffic this stops from interacting with PC is quite insane...
It's old, has it's flaws, but it still works !

google it and read the GOOD and BAD Reviews - Make your own mind up.

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You can WHOIS any of the blocked IP's by
right clicking and COPY IP Address to clipboard,
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Re: Internet is glacier slow only on my pc?

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