It could be as simple as a line fault. Mine at home (also in the sticks) was horrifically slow. After some time the landline stopped working completely, no dial tone or any sign of life. broadband wasn't affected as it seems to work okish on a single wire. We got the line fault fixed and broadband went from 1Mb to 6Mb and the router has not dropped the connection since. Whilst we were having problems, the landline was fine until it died.
4 posts • joined 24 Oct 2011
Or more simply, use AVG and run the rootkit scan. Worked for me when TDSSKiller refused to execute. I expect other AV programmes do the same. Just a shame they don't pick it up when it gets installed, but wait until you scan. I had a pc that wouldn't boot from a Windows cd because it had a virus. AVG fixed it.