Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:21 PM
A few days ago, out of no where, my internet access (cable) became EXCRUCIATINGLY slow. I mean it takes MINUTES to load a page. This is using Mozilla Firefox as my web browser and Windows XP Pro operating system.
For protection I currently use:
- AVG Free 8.0 anti-virus
- Ad-Aware 2008
Here is the kicker, I'm unable to upload updates for any of the above. The status bars just clock and don't do anything. My Spybot has some corrupt files so I tried to download the latest version but I'm unable to upload ANY .exe files. NONE. I only get a few kb uploaded and then it stops.
I've scanned with Ad-Aware and AVG and the problem still exists. I've booted in safe mode and Ad-Aware will not function in safe mode and AVG found nothing although the log stated that many files on the C drive were "locked-not tested".
So I'm at a loss. If I'm unable to download resources to my computer to help detect and correct this infection, what do I do now?
Is system restore my last resort?