> every time i connect to the net [ihug] after about 30 secs the
> connection sends and receives continuously, even though there is no
> browser activity... ie without me actually doing anything online... it
> receives at about 4KB/sec, 56K modem speed.... win2K SP4 has
> auto-updates disabled... i have not installed any new software recently.
> AV software is AVG, also with auto-updates disabled.
> htf can i find out what is going on....?
open a command prompt and do a 'netstat -r'
What IP addreses and connections do you see?
What do they belong to? Try a traceroute to them and try looking ones you
are doubtful up on the relevant NIC (APNIC, ARIN, RIPE - whatever)
also i am using windows encryption (cipher command) on some directories,
docs etc - how effective is that really against a potential hacker...?