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posted on May, 8 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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Just by the sounds of the symptoms, does it only happen when you click a link in the browser? Could just be a DNS issue,where your computer is taking a long time to "look up" the actual location of the address you click. From a command prompt you can run "ipconfig /all" to see the current configuration information. Check to see if the DNS servers look correct (if you know what they are supposed to be).

You can also open a command prompt and try to ping sites to verify DNS is working correctly.
command prompt -> "ping www.google.com" for example.




posted on May, 8 2017 @ 02:04 PM
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Try this batch file I found/pieced together to reset your network adapters. See if it fixes the issue. The hosts file might also be an issue; or a proxy setting within Internet Settings>Connection Tab> Lan Settings Button.

Here is the batch file, save this as ResetNetworkAdapter.bat
Double-click to run
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@echo off
REM --add the following to the top of your bat file--

:: BatchGotAdmin
:-------------------------------------
REM --> Check for admin permissions
>nul 2>&1 "%SYSTEMROOT%system32cacls.exe" "%SYSTEMROOT%system32configsystem"

REM --> If error flag set, we do not have admin permissions.
if '%errorlevel%' NEQ '0' (
echo Requesting administrative privileges...
goto UACPrompt
) else ( goto gotAdmin )

:UACPrompt
echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%getadmin.vbs"
set params = %*:"=""
echo UAC.ShellExecute "cmd.exe", "/c %~s0 %params%", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%getadmin.vbs"

"%temp%getadmin.vbs"
del "%temp%getadmin.vbs"
exit /B

:gotAdmin
pushd "%CD%"
CD /D "%~dp0"
:--------------------------------------

ipconfig /all
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /registerdns

netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset
echo This Computer Will Reboot after the countdown
echo if you do not wish to reboot
echo hit ctrl-break NOW!!!!!!
timeout /t 10
echo last chance to cancel, 10 sec
shutdown /r /t 10
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posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:01 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: sled735

Hey, Sled!

Sorry to say but it sounds like you got some nasty malware slowing you down. Great advice has already been given on how to fix it. Good luck.

Just wanted to pop in and say 'hi' to my dear friend.



Hey NB! Good to see you too my friend. It's been awhile.
Yes, I'm still trying a few things. It's some better, but still spins on links.

Have a good evening. I don't use Skype anymore because it was slowing my computer down so much. We'll chat sometime.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:05 PM
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originally posted by: Skada
Try this batch file I found/pieced together to reset your network adapters. See if it fixes the issue. The hosts file might also be an issue; or a proxy setting within Internet Settings>Connection Tab> Lan Settings Button.

Here is the batch file, save this as ResetNetworkAdapter.bat
Double-click to run
------------------------------
@echo off
REM --add the following to the top of your bat file--

:: BatchGotAdmin
:-------------------------------------
REM --> Check for admin permissions
>nul 2>&1 "%SYSTEMROOT%system32cacls.exe" "%SYSTEMROOT%system32configsystem"

REM --> If error flag set, we do not have admin permissions.
if '%errorlevel%' NEQ '0' (
echo Requesting administrative privileges...
goto UACPrompt
) else ( goto gotAdmin )

:UACPrompt
echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%getadmin.vbs"
set params = %*:"=""
echo UAC.ShellExecute "cmd.exe", "/c %~s0 %params%", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%getadmin.vbs"

"%temp%getadmin.vbs"
del "%temp%getadmin.vbs"
exit /B

:gotAdmin
pushd "%CD%"
CD /D "%~dp0"
:--------------------------------------

ipconfig /all
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /registerdns

netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset
echo This Computer Will Reboot after the countdown
echo if you do not wish to reboot
echo hit ctrl-break NOW!!!!!!
timeout /t 10
echo last chance to cancel, 10 sec
shutdown /r /t 10
-------------------------------------------



Oh my goodness! I'm afraid to try that. I know just enough about computers to be dangerous.
I'm not sure what all that means.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:18 PM
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originally posted by: jhin1place
Just by the sounds of the symptoms, does it only happen when you click a link in the browser? Could just be a DNS issue,where your computer is taking a long time to "look up" the actual location of the address you click. From a command prompt you can run "ipconfig /all" to see the current configuration information. Check to see if the DNS servers look correct (if you know what they are supposed to be).

You can also open a command prompt and try to ping sites to verify DNS is working correctly.
command prompt -> "ping www.google.com" for example.


Like I said, I'm not sure what all that means. I'm afraid I'll mess it up even worse. I wouldn't know what I'm seeing anyway. I've tried to download the Comodo program, but it stops right before the "finish" page.
I have "NoScript" as an add on. Would that be causing a problem?



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: sled735

I thought I added enough documentation to the batch file.

It checks to see if you are an administrator, if you are not, it brings up admin login prompt. Afterwhich it resets the network adapter, and reboots the pc. It fixes 99% of the issues I have at my work.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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So, I just type EXACTLY what you have there? I've printed it out. I'll try it later, if nothing else fixes it. I'm trying to download CoMoDo now. It's VERY slow, only at 3% now. Sigh... It's been downloading for 10 minutes already. This could take all night!

I've run CCleaner, and deleted all my history.


Thanks for your help.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 03:58 PM
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I think I found the problem. I disabled the NoScript add on. Things are running fast now. I hate to let that go because it kept all those ads from popping up in articles, but I guess I'll have to.

Thanks for everyone's help.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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Just a quick FYI to those who are saying to ALWAYS use an antivirus. I've not had an antivirus for several years. If you're smart and careful, you're not going to get viruses. It's when you click links and open programs without paying any attention that you get infected with all manner of nonsense.

Moral of the story, don't open anything unless you trust the source and don't ever click ads that are pretending to be something they're not. If you don't trust yourself to do these things, that's when you can invest in an anti-virus.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 05:14 PM
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Okay, CoMoDo program is running, and things seem to be okay with it. Did someone say it already has an anti-virus program with it, or do I still need to install one?



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 10:02 PM
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a reply to: sled735

Glad you have found a solution.

IMHO, it's a good idea to have more than one browser installed on your computer.
And as far as an AV....I think mos people think it is wise to have one....there are plenty of free ones around....and here's a site that rates the free ACs
www.pcmag.com...



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 10:22 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: sled735

Glad you have found a solution.

IMHO, it's a good idea to have more than one browser installed on your computer.
And as far as an AV....I think mos people think it is wise to have one....there are plenty of free ones around....and here's a site that rates the free ACs
www.pcmag.com...


Thanks, but I may have spoken too soon. My computer is doing much better, but I have Roku, which uses my wi-fi signal, and it has been sitting and spinning too lately. I unplugged my wi-fi router and Roku device and let them reset. I haven't checked them yet to see if it helped.

In the mean time, I checked online to see if Smart Meters can interfere with wi-fi signals, and looky what I found!

www.securityweek.com...

They have only been installing them around me over the past couple of weeks, and it was only about 4 or 5 days ago that my computer started acting up.

I bet that's the problem.


Oh, and thanks for the AV links.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 10:28 PM
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a reply to: sled735

I have a Amazon stick....a laptop and a kindle, all running off WiFi.
I don't think that should make a difference.

We have had a smart electric meter for over a year.
Never noticed a change in WiFi...or any other problem.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 10:32 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: sled735

I have a Amazon stick....a laptop and a kindle, all running off WiFi.
I don't think that should make a difference.

We have had a smart electric meter for over a year.
Never noticed a change in WiFi...or any other problem.


Just checked the t.v. Still loading the shows at a snail's pace. It has to be something affecting my wi-fi signal. I'll give the electric company a call tomorrow.

I wouldn't let them install one on my house; those things are dangerous... physically, and a fire hazard.



posted on May, 9 2017 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: sled735

The last download prob installed makesre in a deep location elsewhere where its no longer attached to that download. ..hard to get rid of those.. .will tell you can't be cleaned without knowing what installed it.

Look for I. U. P. a. ..intentionally unwanted programs w/cleaning. ..quarantine them and delete.. .



posted on May, 9 2017 @ 09:12 AM
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a reply to: sled735

Do a google search for "speed test"...and run the one put out by your Internet Provider.....see what kind of upload/download speeds you are getting....are you getting what you are paying for, IOW.



posted on May, 9 2017 @ 09:38 AM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: sled735

The last download prob installed makesre in a deep location elsewhere where its no longer attached to that download. ..hard to get rid of those.. .will tell you can't be cleaned without knowing what installed it.

Look for I. U. P. a. ..intentionally unwanted programs w/cleaning. ..quarantine them and delete.. .


I'll do that, thanks.



posted on May, 9 2017 @ 09:42 AM
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I'm paying for 60 mbps. The test results show 2.44 mbps on downloading, and 4.16 on uploading.

I mentioned to the representative tech person that my speed wasn't what I was paying for the last time I had him out here. He said it was because I have more people in the house using the wi-fi, so it drags it down a bit.

I don't know anything about that, so I accepted his reasoning.

Was I wrong?



posted on May, 9 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: sled735

Sounds like the speed is an issue.
Speed you tested at is pretty damn slow...IMHO.

How many people? How many devices, approx. ?

Also, seems to me they cannot all be using WiFi at the same time.



posted on May, 9 2017 @ 01:09 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: sled735

Sounds like the speed is an issue.
Speed you tested at is pretty damn slow...IMHO.

How many people? How many devices, approx. ?

Also, seems to me they cannot all be using WiFi at the same time.


Two laptops, one desktop, and my Roku t.v. We all have smart phones too, but not in use at the same time.

Yes, after I saw the test results, I thought that was a long way from being 60 mbps! I can't afford to call them out because I don't have the plan that includes in-home repairs. I think they charge $40 just to come out.
I guess I'll just have to deal with it for now.




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