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Windows 7: Very Slow Dl Speeds

04 Sep 2010   #1

Very Slow Dl Speeds

For some reason I am getting very slow DL speeds using Utorrent. It starts up ok, with a reasonably healthy Kbs, then slowly drops down to 1-2 Kbs.
I have tried many torrents from different sources as to be sure it wasn't the source of the DL's.

I remember there used to be a Tp open port patch for XP, does vista need something similar?

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04 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Maybe it is time for an antivirus scan and to download and scan with malwarebytes.
Perform the full scan (about 90 minutes and update the definitions before using)
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04 Sep 2010   #3


Malware?? why Malware?? they sponser you or something?lol

I use MS sec essentials and lavasoft. they seem to do the job. and incase you hadn't noticed, this is a common problem.
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04 Sep 2010   #4
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Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

WOW dAnnybOy66 please be nice. richc46 is only offering help. Many on this forum and other great forums recommend Malware Anti Malware. I have used it a very long time and it works great. I see you use Utorrent. IMHO that is a very good reason to run MAM and Super Anti Spyware. They are both on demand only and a very good place to start with your problem. Have a nice day.
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04 Sep 2010   #5


My humblest appologies, it just seemed to be a rediculous answer. no offence meant. Failed to see how that would help, I did that anyway, but it didnt help.

Have a nice week.
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05 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit

I did not think dAnnybOy66 was being mean - he said "lol". But the comment, "in case you hadn't noticed" was probably unnecessary, if not inappropriate.

But to that, dAnnybOy66, in case you hadn't noticed, the use of torrents and P2P filesharing is one of, if not the most common method of malware distribution and infestation! Not to mention, torrents are most often used for illegal filesharing of copyrighted materials such as music, videos, and other published documents. For this reason, discussing such illegal activities is strictly forbidden by the rules you agreed to when you joined, and may result in instant banning.

The fact you failed to see how scanning for malware would help is, frankly, a bit naive and hardly an excuse since (1) badguys commonly use filesharing methods to introduce and distribute their malicious code, (2) slow performance is a "classic" symptom of malware infestation and (3) you failed to state in your opening post if you had taken any anti-malware precautions, or removal steps - therefore, Rich's suggestion was most appropriate, and hardly ridiculous.

If scanning with MBAM and SAS found anything, the malicious code may have been removed, but collateral damage may already have been done.
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06 Sep 2010   #7


Ahh, I did not realise such topics were taboo. For that I do apologise, and I wasn't , well ok I may have been a bit of a smart arse, so I apologise again.

Just frustrating is all. Had a few issues with Win 7, nothing that hasn't been fixed after a bit of hunting around, I have spent about 4 days in total getting a few things right and thought, oh no, not another one.

Naive, well maybe, just updated from XP to Win 7 so I am pretty clueless as to the workings of it. Malware has never been a problem in the past, and the problem started Immediately, before anything had come down so I just presumed it was something else. Thanks for the feedback and quick lesson on possible security issues. I appreciate it.
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06 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit

If you just upgraded to Win 7, it may be a driver issue. Make sure all your hardware has the latest drivers for Win 7.
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06 Sep 2010   #9


That's what the 4 days was spent doing Digerati. My ATI HD5750 wouldn't recognise and then the Audigy ZS and a couple of other bits and bobs, all good now, fully updated with everything which is a first for me as I had never bought a copy of Windows in my life due to lack of funds!!

Happy chappy. Windows 7 is pretty awesome if I do say so myself. Thanks again.
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07 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit

all good now
Sounds good. But please do remember, if you are downloading copyrighted materials without paying due royalties, you are risking serious malware infestation, or worse! And, it is stealing.
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