hello all. it's been awhile since my last visit. lol.
i am currently running a pentium 4 system with windows xp professional. (stop laughing)
for the last 2 weeks, my system has been slowing down whenever i surf the web. at first i thought it was my isp, but my other systems that are hooked up to the router work just fine.
my system is a bit slower lately, but not terribly so. however, when i start my browser, everything slows by about 25%. it doesn't matter which browser i use, IE of Firefox.
when i download anything, the system slows by about 75% and nothing can really be used until the download finishes. oddly enough, the download speeds are not affected.
also, my hard drive space is good. plenty of room. i'm usually the one people call for this sort of thing, but i leave the tough jobs for all of you.
i ran hijack this and i have nothing starting up on boot.
i ran rkill and then ran the following:
tdsskiller - found nothing
spybot - found a non critical file but i didn't save the name before deleting it because i'm stupid.
malwarebytes - found nothing
superantispy - found nothing
i have also downloaded combofix, but have not used it yet.
i also disabled all plugins and addons, but it's just as slow.
all programs are fully updated as of 03-09-14.
i live in new york which is on the eastern standard time zone, so it is midnight, and i am going to bed. lol.
i will check this thread in the morning.
thanks in advance.
Edited by he's dead jim, 12 March 2014 - 11:02 PM.