I've got an NTL 600k Broadband connection which 99% of time works fine. Today however its gone horribly slow all of a sudden. I called NTL suspecting it was their service but was told there was no problems their end.
He then directed me to use 'Netstat -a' command from run prompt. This says i have about 25 programs or apps listed as 'Listening' on my connection which he reckons there should be only 11 or so and thus are accounting for the slow down. So i ran spyware and adaware but they find nothing. I uninstalled Kazaa in case this was causing problems, and although ever so slightly faster now, still have too many progs 'Listening'.
Any idea how i can choose which I need, and permanently prevent those unwanted 'Listening' progs?
winxp pro, 19 Listening on my system, NTL is runing fast then slow tonight, Huddersfield area.
if you want to try something, power down your pc, unplug your modem for about two minutes then plug back in, wait till you get solid lights on your modem then power up your pc again, see if that helps.
It's weird, since posting this originally it sped up, but now has slowed down again on certain sites including this one - this page took about 2 minutes to load! Infuriating. I think its more to do with NTL Cardiff (here) than any malware listening on the connection.
Ive done an online click here speed test which although the page takes a while longer than it normally does to load, reports 597 which is fine. Really confused!
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