I am having this problem with my computer. I try to connect to the servers of one of the games I am playing, at it wont let me - the servers simply don't show up. A few days ago everything worked fine and dandy, and the admins of the server pinged me and said my connection is fine. I installed the game on a different computer, and it had no problem finding the servers of that game.
Now I play other online games like Eve, and my main computer (the one with the problem) does not have problems connecting to that.
However I have noticed that lately, when I try to stream a clip on youtube or download a larger file through my browser, it will start out really fast and then go into a stall after a few seconds.
I ran Avast, and it said nothing was wrong. Then I ran Malwarebytes anti-malware, and it found some stuff I cleaned out. But still no luck.
So because I can connect to other games, save for this one game (and it is confirmed that it is neither the server nor my connection that is the issue), I am at a total loss.
I have been recommended the standard Windows easy-fix: Wipe it all. But in this day and age I refuse to believe that this is my only choice.
So please, if anyone got clues or experienced a similar situation, I would be very grateful.
if you've run malwarebytes , and it found and cleaned everything up, I would say no, but that dosen't mean you don't need to take it a step further and run it in safemode, or try something more indepth like combofix - sounds like you're savy enough...
It worked perfectly, fixed everything! Not sure if it was combofix or the winsock stuff (come to think of it I did follow a guide and install something called sockscap in the hopes of getting another game working two days ago).