Computer connects to internet OK and then connection gets slower and slower\ntill nothing is coming in but data continues to go out. At best the\nconnection is very slow.\n\nNetstat shows 10 to 12 TCP connections (all from different ports and mostly\nwhere the foreign address appears to be the computer itself ) and also 10 to\n12 UDP connections mostly to *.* (*.* I don't understand)\n\nThere was only one normal connection listed and that was to 126.96.36.199\nwhich I think was valid as I was trying to get an AVG antivirus update.\n(Whois suggests this is valid) No other foreign addresses were given in the\nlist of 22 or so connections, data continued to flow out and yet the AVG\nupdate KB counter had halted and did not move again.\n\nComputer is a 1½ years old Dell, Windows XP home, and I think its had the\nDell restore disk used on it. I'm a 100 miles\naway now, but I'm hoping I can help my uncle sort it out remotely.\n\nOn my own computer netstat shows only a handful of entries, not the 22 or so\nI saw on his. Malware is likely as he would not have been updating his anti\nvirus, but would it still be there after the Dell restore process?\n\nDoes this sound like hardware, malware or configuration? I did try\nreinstalling the modem.