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Originally Posted by EJ123
Well I tested the speed and I was running at <20kb or when I downloaded a program-1.9kB/s!
Yikes! Now it seems everything is back to normal. What on earth was this? A verizon slowdown?
Could be slowdown - could be something on the network.
Often times when people use peer to peer applications such as limewire, morpheus and ares or surf alot of websites they can pick up trojans and other malicious applications. usually these applications have two goals.
Attack other machines on the network/internet either to spread itself or just to DOS them
Send tons and tons of e-mail spam.
The former can kill the network and whatever computer is being targeted and the latter usually can just kill the network
If the problem happens more often you may try removing the router from the picture and connect straight to the modem. Do make sure you have a firewall (windows/norton/zonealarm etc) when doing this. See if the problem persists. if it does then its most likely something else on the network or the router
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