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Author Topic: The Generic Computer Advice Thread  (Read 413631 times)

wierd

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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #4980 on: January 23, 2023, 11:02:54 am »

Windows's IP stack can have malicious shit stuffed in it. It's not straightforward to diagnose either.

Consider running HijackThis! on the sick computer.
https://github.com/dragokas/hijackthis

You are likely dealing with a 'winsock LSP' item; that's a loadable software package. For reasons only knowable by microsoft, the IP stack (winsock) allows loadable software provider libraries to be chained in. Malware makes heavy use of this, naturally.


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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #4981 on: January 28, 2023, 06:40:44 pm »

I bought a SSD from an unknown brand in my area. The read/write speeds are around 350MB/s, pretty far below the standard 500+. Is that only because of a lack of DRAM cache or are there other reasons for a slow SSD?

For the price and the use, this is perfectly acceptable, but it just got me thinking.

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« Reply #4982 on: January 29, 2023, 06:19:07 am »

Yes, especially if the filesystem is not really intended to be used with the larger block size of an SSD, (or if the SSD has a very large native block size.)

Busy/Wait state can take the theoretical max IOPS down real hard.

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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #4983 on: January 29, 2023, 10:40:45 pm »

Just following up.

I installed malwarebytes, and some other things mentioned/including ISP materials, etc.

From what I can see, the issue may have resolved. I don't seem to have any issues presently and I appreciate the assistance. Thank you.
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