Is it possible?Or do you know of other ways on how I can remove it. I think the connection has been slowed down. Yesterday, when I download it has 80-100 kbps rate but now its only on 40-50kbps. What do I do with it.

  • 1
    @user23950: What platform? Windows/Mac OS X/Linux? – Peter Mortensen Mar 11 '10 at 23:14
  • 1
    @user23950: how do you know it is a virus? – Peter Mortensen Mar 11 '10 at 23:15
  • @user23950: what kind of connection do you have? ISP, wireless/ADSL/.. What site are you testing the download speed on? – Peter Mortensen Mar 11 '10 at 23:17
  • WINDOWS 7, DSL, SPEEDTEST.NET – Wern Ancheta Mar 11 '10 at 23:30

Before reinstalling, I'd try one or more of the free spyware removal programs. I'm particularly fond of Spybot Search and Destroy which is a very well known and highly regarded free adware/spyware removal program.

I've also had good luck with the free version of Lavasoft Ad-Aware in the past.

It's important to stick with adware/spyware removal programs that are well established and have a good reputation because occasionally spyware/adware comes disguised as a removal program or a "system cleaner". A lot of these turn out to be just advertisements trying to sell you a sub-par product.

Hijackthis is another free product that can help but it takes a little more care to use. It can make things worse if used to aggressively.


The only sure way to get rid of virus/malware is to reinstall the operating system.

Don't count on being able to do it manually. And it may take longer than reinstalling.

  • 2
    on top of taking longer, it also isn't fool proof. and some virus can reinfect your machine before you're done removing it. – Roy Rico Mar 11 '10 at 23:29
  • 1
    I'll second this. I tried manual removal, then got a BSOD so had to reinstall the OS. – ChrisF Mar 11 '10 at 23:33

In addition to anti-virus/reinstalling the OS, you may want to test your connection on another computer.
I've had my actual connection slow down a few times; I ended up having to call the ISP to get it fixed.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.