suspect trojan

  KPC 19:27 14 Jun 2003

im connected to the internet via ntlworld and we have been told by their helpline that we could have a trojan on the computer. he has told us to check and we need a reliable program, FREE, off the internet to check. ntl has tested the line and we have a very slow connection and he says there seems to be a program hogging the whole bandwith....please help.

  Valvegrid 19:30 14 Jun 2003

Ad-aware is pretty good;

click here

Also try the speedometer test;

click here

  Valvegrid 19:34 14 Jun 2003

I have just tried my speed 150k file downloaded in 5 seconds speed says 240kbs and that's on 150kbs NTL broadband, I usually get between 160 - 240kbs, so it seems to be running fast tonight.


  hugh-265156 19:35 14 Jun 2003

have not tried speedometer but adaware used in conjunction with spybot click here is very effective.

just update them both after install and scan.

  hugh-265156 19:36 14 Jun 2003

simple speed test click here

  KPC 19:39 14 Jun 2003

thanks, i'll try these.

  Valvegrid 19:40 14 Jun 2003

Seems to confirm on your link as well :-)

Sat, 14 Jun 2003 18:38:22 UTC
1st 128K took 4340 ms = 30201 Bytes/sec = approx 251 kbits/sec

2nd 128K took 4170 ms = 31432 Bytes/sec = approx 262 kbits/sec

3rd 128K took 4290 ms = 30553 Bytes/sec = approx 254 kbits/sec

4th 128K took 4230 ms = 30986 Bytes/sec = approx 258 kbits/sec

  KPC 20:07 14 Jun 2003

downloaded spybot and has found 3 items that adaware could colour = real threat.has anybody come across ALEXA related which is one of the items in the list.

  hugh-265156 20:12 14 Jun 2003

yeah its marketing spyware.

in spybot just click it and it will give you more info.

  hugh-265156 20:13 14 Jun 2003

not a real threat but annoying nontheless.

  hugh-265156 20:15 14 Jun 2003

after you scan with spybot and remove all it finds,click imunise and install the helper at the bottom.

it will stop a lot of this from being installed in the first place.

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