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Arrgh! Why does Internet take 1 minute to connect


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#1 agentmulderuk

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 12:14 PM

I dont get it....as from 2 days ago, suddenly it takes IE6 (and Firefox cos I tested that too) about 50-60 seconds to get to the internet. The progress bar crawls along.

Yet, I can load up Dreamweaver and connect to my website using FTP in 1 or 2 seconds.

I am at a total loss.

I've done a full virus checkout. Nothing.


I use a router. But then I used a router 2 days ago...nothing has changed.
I've racked my brains...nothing at all has been installed or anything.

Guys, I would be so grateful for a lead here. :thumbsup:

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#2 TexasAngel67

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 12:16 PM

What OS do you use, Win98, WinXP, etc...?

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 12:20 PM

I use XP. Once the explorer window is open everything is as normal. But try to open that inital window or an additional window...and back to the crawl...

My PC just takes ages to open any new Explorer window. I can operate within the current window, switch between sites,etc at noramal speed. But close it, and its back to the long start up next time.

Edited by agentmulderuk, 18 February 2005 - 12:24 PM.


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Posted 18 February 2005 - 12:40 PM

You're in luck. You can use your System Restore.

Click here for finding it and how to use it.

You just select a date in your System Restore point when everything was running perfectly. If that is 2 or 3 days ago and it's one of the restore points in the calendar, feel free to choose it. It's entirely up to you. But, if you have made any changes since that date and today, they will be lost. So, if you haven't done anything recently, select a more recent restore point.

Let me know how that worked for you.

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 01:19 PM

Have a look in IE Tools>Internet Options>Connections tab>Lan Settings and make sure there is no check mark in any of the three boxes, but most importantly Automatically detect settings. Having that checked will cause the behaviour you describe.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:57 AM

Tried all above options. Thanks people for trying.

Still does it. Even more strangely, this morning was fine, no problems, but it didn't last. Almost as if something gets 'jammed up' and stays that way for a while.

Whatever I think of - faulty cables,router,outlook, IE6, ISP; it doesnt matter as I can ftp instantly whilst the internet is experiencing problems.

I am using a router, but the problem has appeared without & without other users being present.

Just to top it, I had the same problem about 5 years ago, but with my old PC, which has been replaced 100%.

The only logical conclusions I can come to is:

blank

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Edited by agentmulderuk, 19 February 2005 - 08:59 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:18 AM

Get Ccleaner and clean all the temp files out of your machine. Thats been known to help. How often do you delete your temporary internet files?

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#8 agentmulderuk

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 01:18 PM

Thanks, downloaded the cleaner. I clear the various temp files quite regularly, especially recently, as I also thought that may be the case of the problem...but its still there.....

arrrrghhhh

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 01:19 PM

Is there anyway I can actually find out what EXACTLY is happening whilst the blur bar crawls across the bottom of the screen. Maybe that will help determine the cause?

Cheers guys for your ongoing help. It is appreciated.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 01:28 PM

I'm sorry these suggestions haven't worked for you.
The only thing remaining that I can think of right now
is to have you download and install HijackThis, which
is found in my signature link below. Whatever is going
on, it will find it and point it out to the experts. Our staff
of experts will view the log and tell you what needs to be
done. Please do NOT attempt to fix anything yourself. Go
to the link below and read it carefully. Then post the log
back in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum, not here.
If posted here, our team of experts won't see it.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 01:34 PM

I would suggest that you open up your Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL). Click the processes tab, and then open up some applications and look at the ones that are using up CPU %. You are more then welcome to post a listing of the Image names here and we can go through them. Please do NOT start ending these processes without knowing what they are!! Some are a part of the system, and ending the wrong ones can freeze up the system.
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 02:27 PM

You log is now in our special section for it.
A quick glance reveals this entry ptask.exe:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/ptask.exe-3970.html
Please do not act upon the information without detailed instructions from a HJT Team member. It may take a day or so, please be patient. Thanks.
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#13 agentmulderuk

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 05:06 PM

Hey,....yeah.....its THERE.

Avast didnt find it, neither did personal adware remover....

How do I zap it!!

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 08:17 AM

Phawgg diagnosed a 'parallel task' trojan (ptask.exe)

It has been terminated and now resides in virus heaven/hell

Many thanks to everone that helped




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