Windows 7- Home Premium
Ok, sorry for this long post but....
On friday 17-02 steam were doing one of their free weekend deals, so i thought i'd give mw3 a try, ( should not have bothered ) so i downloaded the game overnight & in the morning all was fine. ( download speed was 1.2mb )
After trying mw3 ( no tutorial, newbs like me in with lvl 70 players=total pwnage ) i noticed steam were doing another promotion for another game, so i did the same again dowload overnight.
However in the morning i noticed the pc had frozen solid, download had stopped halfway through, so i started task manager closed steam & re-started the pc. When i tried to log on to the internet, no go. Just twirly wirly small cirlce. So i tried the usual clearing cache, temp files etc. No difference, in fact after 4-5 hours of messing around including 2 system recoverys, still no internet.
Now i live in a large house that has been converted into flats, we all share a router, ( 4 flats ) now i'm a bit suspicious that one of the flats has somehow attached (via wireless ) his pc to mine to try & rob my games from my steam account. ( maybe he was succesfull ) When i looked on network sharing there were 3 ( including mine ) computers on. I have never been on any homegroup & i always use public as my wireless setting.
I did a system test with ARO 2012, that said no security issues found. Now you might be saying " well how the hell did you post this then? " Well, 2 doors down my neighbour gave me his code so i could use his internet, but the signal is so poor. ( only 1 bar )
You may think my pc is cooked, well i tried to connect with my laptop aswell, same result. Btw, when i click the firefox icon i do get the start page, but when i try to search or load a bookmarked page it just twirls away. ( tried chrome too, but the page wont even load )
So any ideas? Is it possible my pc was hacked? Or have Virgin just crashed their internet services Any help/ advice appreciated, might not be able to back in untill Monday though
My pc specs below