I am not sure what is wrong with my browser or whether any of this is caused by a virus. My internet was working fine yesterday downloading at about 159 KB/s but now everything is downloading at less than 70 KB/s. This all happened when I suddenly lost the dsl connection and upon reconnect, everything I download is extremely slow. I have tried resetting the modem and setting up a new network connection but still the same result. I have scanned the computer using MBAM, Superantispyware, Avast, and Avira but all have shown up negative for viruses. My DSL provider performed a line test and said the line was fully operating and functional. I was able to confirm that because when I downloaded a file via utorrent, it reached speeds in excess of 145 KB/s. I also tried downloading links via orbit downloader and it too reaches speeds beyond 145 KB/s. However, whenever I try downloading anything using Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and IE directly, it downloads at 70 KB/s or less like it is either being blocked or filtered through something and the speed continually decreases little by little. I have also disabled the Avira antivirus webguard but it didn't change. I am running Windows Vista Home Edition and this problem occurs in Chrome, IE, Firefox, and Opera. I also can't find any programs running in the background that may be slowing the connection. Also, my dsl is connected directly from the phone line jack to the modem and straight to the laptop and there is no router.
PLEASE HELP! I have no idea what to do!
Thank you for the assistance. Your help is greatly appreciated!!
Edited by korniceman3000, 13 December 2011 - 05:11 PM.