I recently got some great help from one of the virus removal pros on this website. I had a nasty back-door trojan and we were able to work together to clean my computer up. There were multiple programs I was asked to install and multiple virus scans run under the direction of the person helping me. In the end I passed all virus checks free and clear, and the helper closed out my topic. I didn't notice the internet issues until a few days later and wasn't able to get back in touch with anyone since my topic was closed. Here's what I'm seeing now;
•Some sites load within a reasonable amount of time, like this one for example. Others, like myspace and facebook take 10 to 40 minutes. Search engines seem to be okay but the websites I find by using them take forever to load.
•I use eMule, a eD2K/Kad file sharing program and before I could get downloads of 700mb within a day or two, and would see multiple files downloading simultaneously. Now for a file of that size I get expected download times of 25 days or more and rarely see more than two downloads going at a time.
•I recently used a broadband speedtest site and got a very very low result.
Meanwhile, the signal strength indicator lights on my broadband modem are glaring at me with full strength. I'm seeing four bars out of four for signal strength. A friend of mine recommended that I uninstall and reinstall the broadband modem incase some random values were changed while cleaning the virus from my computer. I tried that and nothing changed.
I'm hoping someone out there can give me some direction on this. This problem appeared after running ComboFix and the other programs used to clear the virus. I'm not extremely computer savy but I think something having to do with connectivity was changed during the process. I have no clue where to start. I'm definitely getting internet signal but it seems like my computer barely acknowledges it.
Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated