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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:46 am 
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I left my PC on last night to run a viruscan. When I checked it this morning I had no viruses but I noticed that something was downloading data from the internet (at about 55KB/sec). I determined this by checking a program I have called DU Meter which monitors the flow of network traffic across my ethernet connection. Other than Norton Antivirus, no other programs were running and as far as I could tell there were no programs running that would be downloading data from the net.

My question is, how can I determine what was causing this data transmission across my internet connection?

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Ben


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 1:52 pm 
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Do you have Windows set to automatically update itself when the computer is idle?

Are you running KaZaa or similar P2P Application in the background?

Are you folding for Team MaxPC and your computer was returning a finished WU to Stanford?

There are a lot more possibilities, we need more info on your system and what processes are running on it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:09 pm 
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Do you have Windows set to automatically update itself when the computer is idle? - Great point, I DO have Windows XP Pro set to automatically download, but not install updates, how can I check if updates were downloaded and waiting for me to install them?

Are you running KaZaa or similar P2P Application in the background? [quote][quote]-No

Are you folding for Team MaxPC and your computer was returning a finished WU to Stanford? [quote][quote]-No

There are a lot more possibilities, we need more info on your system and what processes are running on it. - what additional info?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 9:42 pm 
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Install Zone Alarm and it will tell you what programs are acessing your network...

P.S. That link is to the "try before you buy" page so you can check it out.


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