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I Think I Am Infected

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#1 summersa


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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:02 AM

Hi, Hoping somebody can help me.

When I log onto the Internet, after a while, I get a message on the status bar on the right hand side which alternates between the following:

Local Area connection - " A network cable is unplugged"

Local Area connection is now connected - " Speed...."

When I open my Local Area Connection Status I find that the computer is sending and recieving data even when I am not doing anything. The data is specified in packets and this reaches into the 10's of thousands in a very short space of time.

The upshot of this is that my Internet downloads are slowed down dramatically and sometimes the connection is lost before I can complete the download.

I have run Norton Anti Virus, AVG Anti Virus - Free, SpyBot am using Zone Alarm to no avail.

Can somebody help, much appreciated.


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Posted 13 March 2008 - 02:47 PM

Hello summersa and welcome to BC :flowers:

In order to assist you and provide the proper disinfection procedures, we need a bit more information. Namely, what is your operating system: Windows XP, Vista etc.?

Also, have you tried running the scans in Safe Mode?

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