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Hi guys,
Im wondering if anyone has had this same problem and could give me some idea as to what is going wrong?

For the past month or so we have been using our internet (ADSL) as normal but the upload usage has tripled if not more. We are running Kazaa but file sharing has been disabled, I have Black Ice Defender as my firewall, I have changed my internet password but nothing is helping some days we are uploading 300 MB and I cannot understand how whereas in the past we have never uploaded much more than 300MB in a month!!!

I saw zj-jeepster's post at: http://www.techsupportforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7451&forumid=56
and Bas_ suggested going to the Shields Up Website.
I did the scan for filesharing and this is what it said:

Attempting connection to your computer. . .
Shields UP! is now attempting to contact the Hidden Internet Server within your PC. It is likely that no one has told you that your own personal computer may now be functioning as an Internet Server with neither your knowledge nor your permission. And that it may be serving up all or many of your personal files for reading, writing, modification and even deletion by anyone, anywhere, on the Internet!
Your Internet port 139 does not appear to exist!
One or more ports on this system are operating in FULL STEALTH MODE! Standard Internet behavior requires port connection attempts to be answered with a success or refusal response. Therefore, only an attempt to connect to a nonexistent computer results in no response of either kind. But YOUR computer has DELIBERATELY CHOSEN NOT TO RESPOND (that's very cool!) which represents advanced computer and port stealthing capabilities. A machine configured in this fashion is well hardened to Internet NetBIOS attack and intrusion.
Unable to connect with NetBIOS to your computer.
All attempts to get any information from your computer have FAILED. (This is very uncommon for a Windows networking-based PC.) Relative to vulnerabilities from Windows networking, this computer appears to be VERY SECURE since it is NOT exposing ANY of its internal NetBIOS networking protocol over the Internet.
Unfortunate as it is, the dangers presented by unprotected use of the Internet are very real, and they are growing every day.
Please help to prevent system intrusions by spreading the word and telling your Internet friends about these free services. They will always be free, and they will be enhanced from time to time as other security needs and problems arise. I'll be glad to drop you a short eMail note when new solutions or significant improvements are made. Check out our "User-Managed eMail System" here!
The world's Internet is an incredible facility, but like any powerful tool it needs to be used with care, wisdom, and caution. Unfortunately, not everyone with access to the Internet has your best interests at heart.

I'm not really sure what to do!

Thank you to anyone that can help.

Layla
 

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You obviously have something that's transmitting out. I'd cruise over to ZoneLabs and download the free version of ZoneAlarm. You can then see which applications attempt to connect to the Internet, and zero in on what's doing all the uploading.

You could also just open task manager, and see if you can spot something using processor time while you're just sitting there. Terminate that task and see if the uploading stops.
 

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Thanks

Thanks for your reply. I actually ran a couple of ad-aware type progs and they deleted alot of programs off the hard drive and now the uploads SEEM to have stopped! We will see how it goes.
 

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You still need a firewall to stop people from entering all of the open ports you have or transmitting out once they have gotten in.
 
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