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    Arrow Overexcited modem


    I'm still using a (cough) 56k modem to access the internet, but recently it seems to have a mind of its own.

    My browsing/downloading speed is not affected, but when the computer is idle, it sends and recieves large amounts of data on its own.

    For example, when I just connected, I left it idle for 10 minutes. In that time, it recieved over 6mb of data and sent 2.5mb.

    My initial thoughts were spyware or something similar, but I don't know how to investigate that further.

    Any ideas?
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    Ad-aware or spybot search and destroy. You might have a dialer or other spyware, the new versions of these programs should detect and remove any such programs.

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