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<Sigh>...at wits end.

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#1 ardak2000


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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:02 PM

Here's the issue: Something is severely cutting into my bandwidth. I cannot stream video, streaming audio (Skype) is affected as well, and when trying to download a file it ultimately fails. Downloads seem to start at around 10-15K, climb to 30K or so and then rapidly drop off to 0K and fail. Page requests are slow too. Heavy websites, especially those utilizing Flash content stall. This has been consistent for about 3 weeks now, and has even crossed a reformat. I have Scanned with MBAM, MSE, Avira Anti-Vir and Sophos Anti Rootkit, and initially found some Malware, but these issues persisted beyond the cleaning. Currently running Agnitum Outpost, MBAM, MSE, Iobit Advanced System Care, and Trend Micro's RUBotted. I'm actively monitoring network activity, and while it's certainly not maxed out, there are a few unexplained "hits". A few important items:

1. I'm running wirelessly at 802.11g speeds right now. (out of necessity, not desire)
2. I'm using an Admin account. (which I will change immediately)
3. I'm active in the P2P community. (I know, I know)

Regarding item 1, My ISP rates my service plan at 8Mb, and historically I've had much better wireless speeds from the same location. I don't believe that this item alone can account for the behavior. Regarding Item 3, I can't really say that didn't know the risks, but hitherto, I've always been able to manage the fallout, even in the face of my lax security habits, as indicated by item 2. I guess technology is rapidly outstripping my ability to keep up. After researching and scanning for days, I'm fresh out of ideas, and I need some help. I can provide a Hijackthis log as a starting point.


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#2 boopme


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Posted 11 February 2011 - 02:01 PM

Hello, we will need a deeper look to find the cause.. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:09 PM

Malware topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic379927.html

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MR Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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