[24hoursupport] Re: Sent Internet Packets

  • From: Fuzzy Logic <fuzzman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 10:31:36 -0500 (EST)


Something on your machine is sending data out.  I would disconnect the
machine, and download a good trojan detector onto the other machine.
Then, with the high speed cable disconnected, reconnect the machine that
is sending the huge amount of traffic and scan it for trojans.

Also, do you have any of those file sharing programs installed?  They
could certainly use your network connection.

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Si hoc legere scis, nimium eruditionis habes.
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur.
Cras amet qui numquam amavit, quique amavit cras plus amet.
Uno itinere non potest perveniri ad tam grande secretum.

On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Lethier wrote:

> I have windows XP with highspeed cable internet connection. When viewing
> my network properties I have noticed that 854, 000, 000, 000 packets
> have been sent and that this number increases rapidly. In the time that
> it took me to type in the last sentence, that number increased to 900,
> 000, 000, 000. I currently have my browser open and outlook express but
> I am not sending anything. When the number of packets sent increases at
> this rate my load a web page is excruciatingly slow.
> I have a network hub in which 2 computers are connected to and use the
> internet at the same time. I have two IP addresses. (I don't know if
> this is relevent)
> Is this something that I need to worry about. Or is this normal activity
> and the browser slowdown is simply a coincidence.
> Thanks for any input
> Lethier

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