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what is ads8.speedbit.com

By ptitterington
Jul 22, 2002
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  1. My machine is constantly asking if wish to connect to the internet to allow it to access ads8.speedbit.com. I have tried to look up the address but only found references to it on listings.

    I presume that it is some sort of spyware that adware has not detected.

    I also wonder if it in the reason that this site is taking so long to download.

    If it is asking me to connect and I am cancelling, is it up to mischief when im online.

    Any Ideas

    My norton is uptodate:confused:
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Do you use Download Accelerator? Speedbit is the company that develops it, and if DAP is running when you start your computer, it may be trying to connect to the ad server since it is adware.
  3. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 376

    Thanks Rick that would be it then.
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Next time this happens try changing the prefix of the url (in this case it would be ads8.) to www., this should lead you to the source of the problem :)
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