i run a compaq evo n400c notebook with a internal modem (depend on a slow phone line in a remote place in costa rica) and whenever i connect to the mail-provider i observe strange things:
- even without having a mailprogramme or a browser active, the connexion is exchanging data.
- when i download mails (eudora 4.3) it takes long, long time and it is SENDING about five time as much as it is receiving (although i am downloading!).
- if i want start firefox, i can click the icon several times and firefox will not start.
- sometimes i can start firefox, but before it connects to a website, it shuts down again.
- sometimes i get an error-message popping up: 'RUNDLL error with loading of “"ow. the modul was not found' (the third letter is a o which is crossed out with one line - and i am translating the messages, as i do not run english w2k)
- in found a file which is created (sometimes) once communication (eudora/browser) is active. the file most times has the name dj1d.exe (size 39kb), sometimes there is a second with a names similar to is67294.exe
- in the windows task manager there is no mention of a programme that would run except the ones, i want have running.
- i checked in the system-administration/software and found a progamme vsadd-in, which i understand is malware/trojan and which i could deinstall from the software-list.
my main problem is the slow internet connexion (a) due to the bad phone line and
due to this process described above), which means webbrowsing and downloading things takes hours. so far i have downloaded highjackthis and produced a logfile, which i can post later.
additional information: i had this problem with sick sending/receiving ratio already last year when i visited costa rica and depended on modem connexion (normally i use wlan, which worked fine). as i thought i is easier and also time to reinstall the notebook, i have formated the hd and totally installed/set up the system 10 days ago, before i travelled to costa rica. once i had arrived and connected, the problem was back.
is the information above helpful or is additional info needed?
what do i have to do?