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Internet works, then slows down, then stops

HazzelhoffHazzelhoff Registered User regular
edited December 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
I gave my old computer to my sister who is trying to use it on a different pinternet provider (out in the boonies). It worked fine for me but she says that it works great for a minute, starts slowing down, and then the internet doesn't work at all. I assume that the cycle repeats when the computer restarts. And ideas? Thanks

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  • Locust76Locust76 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    P2P downloader software?

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  • HazzelhoffHazzelhoff Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    i don't see how that could be the problem if I never had that problem when I used the computer

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  • Cynic JesterCynic Jester Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Is she computer literate? As in, does she know how to avoid spyware? If not, I'd clean that sucker up and see if it makes a difference.

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  • HazzelhoffHazzelhoff Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I just gave it to her. Unless hundreds of spywares decided to hit that computer the minute she plugged it in, it's some sort of network card filter problem, I assume

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Did you do a format before you gave it to her? Because a fresh install of Windows lasts 4-8 minutes of typical Internet browsing before being infected with hundreds of pieces of spyware. I wish I was making this up - but I've seen the actual study of it. It's ridiculous how fast IE can pick up bugs.

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  • HazzelhoffHazzelhoff Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Hensler wrote:
    Did you do a format before you gave it to her? Because a fresh install of Windows lasts 4-8 minutes of typical Internet browsing before being infected with hundreds of pieces of spyware. I wish I was making this up - but I've seen the actual study of it. It's ridiculous how fast IE can pick up bugs.

    no, I did not format it.

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