November 3rd, 2003, 04:58 PM
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.
November 7th, 2003, 12:39 AM
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.