I have no idea if this information will help others but it seemed to help me. A couple weeks ago i started experiencing the symptoms of what the competitive players call ddos. I am by no means a competitive player however i was still experiencing the same problems. Every once in awhile i would experience mass mini disconnects and such which made it virtually impossible to play. Up until a couple weeks ago i have never had this problem and btw i do not use skype. Well began thinking what have i done differently in the past weeks. Well to make a long story short I believe Java was the culprit. I installed java 64bit to play the dayz mod for arma 2 and ever since then i started having problems. I have had problems out of java before. The moment i shut down java and unistalled, the mass mini disconnects disappeared. It has been smooth sailing ever since. Anyways i apologize if this thread is hard to read. I created this thread on my phone which can be extremely frustrating and difficult at times.
It did shut down my internet. Thank you for putting words in my mouth. I never said it made me lag. I kept getting mass mini disconnects .Couldn't do anything. Google would not even come up. I pay for really good internet and never had problems before. The reason i needed java for arma 2 involved playing dayz. The day z program designed to upate dayz made it a lot less stressful. If you havent tried playing dayz you would have no idea what im talking about. Like i said i made a long story short simply to get my point across because making a thread on my phone is a pain in the ass.
I highly doubt i was being ddosed considering im not a competitive player and i dont use skype. I was simply stating that java gave me the same problems as a ddos and could contribute the same problems to other people. Im also curious if any of the competitive players who did get ddosed have java installed.
Java is pretty much required for quite a few websites and programs so I think it'd be hard to determine as that being the issue for most people. That being said, it doesn't mean you didn't legitimately fix your problem. It's good that you noted something that worked for you. It may, in fact, work for someone else as well.