Internet Slowness After Extended Usage

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jcs83md, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. jcs83md

    jcs83md Guest

    It seems like after an extended amount of time using the internet it progressively gets slower. After some investigating and using the netstat command, I find that a lot of sockets are in use and are either in TIME_WAIT or are LISTENING or open for no apparent reason. Is there any program or method that will clear this sockets and make them available for use again.

    I find also that after maybe 3 or 4 days I will get No Socket Errors. A reboot, and a reconnection to the Internet will fix this problem but I'm thinking there might be a program out there to alleviate this problem. I'm just wondering how some people have ridiculous uptimes and not run into this issue.
  2. koko

    koko Got Root?

    Columbia, S.C.
    i'm no expert, but i would look at 2 possibilities:

    1) try turning off services that aren't needed

    2) run a viruscan on your system a.s.a.p. (i experienced a general system slowdown, ran a scan and came up with 5 instances of the nimbda virus)

    3) if nothing else works, i'd consider formatting and starting clean - there's nothing quite like an enima for your pc!