While on the internet yesterday I got 2 or 3 popups saying something about internet speed monitor?? I immediately closed out but ever since then my computer has been reloading programs every 10 or 15 seconds?? My icons on my main windows page also disappear?? I have shut down the computer several times and it has not helped. I know very little about computers; is this some type of vius and what can I do??
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The Internet Speed Monitor is adware (a type of spyware) that tracks your web-surfing habits. This adware is a browser add-on object displayed as a toolbar within your Internet browser. Every time you open a new browser window, the add-on object is activated and generates pop-up windows with ads based on your online shopping and browsing. What the Internet Speed Monitor does is collect the information on the websites you visit and products you buy, then targets you with ads that are tailored just for you. This can slow down both your Internet connection and overall computer speed. You need to remove this spyware to get rid of the pop-ups.
1.Press "Ctrl-Shift-Esc" or "Ctrl-Alt-Delete" to bring up the Task Manager.
2.Click on the "Processes" tab to view the current system processes.
3.Click "adsponsor.exe," and then click "End Process."
4.Repeat Step 3 for "adsponsor.exe," "grandpack2.dll," "ismbar2.exe," "uninstall.exe" and "qdrloader.exe."
Go to Control Panel, and find Network Connections. Find the wireless lan icon and RIGHT click on it. At the top of the menu that comes up, it might say "Enable". If it does, then something has disabled it, and you need to click on "Enable". If it says "Disable" then you probably have one of two problems.
1. Need to reinstall drivers (or update the ones you have)
2. Wireless lan is going bad, so you'll need to use a PCMCIA card to wireless.
Personally, I've never liked the built in wireless anyway. It's more of a sales gimmick than anything else.
Go to start>control panel>classic view>double click Network and
Internet connections>click network connections>right click your
connection>select properties>under General tab make sure that the
device listed is your correct modem-click configure-make sure the
Enable modem compression box is "unchecked"-click ok to save
changes-click ok to exit.
Make sure you have the latest drivers available for your network adapter, consult the MS Vista Network troubleshooter available here
You may wish to use your Device Manager to review your hardware and address any problems that appear there.
Monitor processes use using task manager or process explorer to see if your ram is being taxed unduly by the running processes. (I mention this because Norton is known to be a bit heavy handed in its use of system memory, you could try an alternative AV like Avira, Kaspersky, Eset NOD32 and see how it affects connections).
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need
further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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