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Old 08-27-2011, 07:27 AM   #1
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Dear all,

My PC has WindowsXP SP3 installed with norton antivirus and from the last four days, I am noticing, my pc is constantly sending & receiving data online without any internet browsing, chatting, gaming online, without any update related to any software including windows update - my windows automatic update setting is: Notify me but don't automatically download or install them.

The Local Area Connection icon at the right side bottom corner on the taskbar is constantly lightening (Sending & Receiving Data). The internet modem's DSL Light and Ethernet Light is also blinking continuously. I am sure that something is happening to my pc online, but the user of my pc is not doing anything online. No software/update or file is downloading. I am surprised what's happening.

Is there any spyware or malware on my pc?

Please help.

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Old 08-27-2011, 09:36 AM   #2
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Your computer will always send data back and forth from your computer to ISP etc, if it's connected to the internet. There are probably other programs installed which automatically check for updates or communicate with servers online in the background - just like Windows update does or an instant messaging program.

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