Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:34 PM
My internet connection has been sowing to a crawl the past 2 days and a lot of sites that were once fast loading are now inaccessible as they are usually timed out or just stuck at the loading screen. (occassionally by keep refreshing the site will work eventually) some sites still remain accessbile though, like google etc. and i timedout if i download anything more than 5mb. i suspected that my computer/network has been hacked, and hence this slowness. but im not sure how to detect "hackers" or even know if my netowork has really been hacked or not. (so i need help..)
why do i suspect im being hacked? 1st is because my network connection used to start automatically when i on my comp. but now, it doesn't and i have to manually disconnect and connect to use internet. my internet plan is only 5mbps, but i've been connection to 100 mbps nowadays? isn't that strange? could the hacker have re-routed my connection to something else? and hence the slowness.
2nd, i checked my router configuration page, but a popup says that the page have an insecure certificate and might be a website pretending to be the router configuration page? i never had this popup b4.
the firewall logs of the router also shows a lot of inbound attempts made from weird ip adress all over the world. it shows 4 or 5 inbound attempts blocked by the firewall every min, is that normal??
ive done scan with spybot, adaware, avg free editon and have cleaned up whatever there is. but still the slowness. are there any other scans i can do to really detect hacking attempts? or whther my connection configurations have been tempered with that caused me to connect to some other (slow) connection. i dun think the prob lies with the isp as my frens have no problems with their connection. hence, it must be something wrong on my side.
being rather noob, im not sure how to proceed from here. i dunno why i have this niggling suspicion that my comp or network connection has been hacked/infected..is there any way to detect and prove this? or any scans i can do to see if i've been hacked? thank you!