Should my PC be sending millions of packets of internet data at startup?

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by jacovitz, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. jacovitz


    Nov 10, 2015
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    After I boot my PC and log in, the "local area connection status" shows typically 7 million packets of data sent, and 25 packets received. Is this normal or does it suggest a virus/spyware? I have AVG Free installed and a recent scan is clear. I also scan regularly with Malwarebytes, again all clear. I also installed SpyBot, and that gave a clear scan, though I removed it afterwards because its essential service would not start automatically as supposed to.

    On one occasion, when my PC had been on for a while, there was a flurry of disk activity after which it said 30 million packets sent. That's a heck of a lot of data, about 2GB if I'm right in thinking the packet size is 68 bytes. Anyone any ideas?
    jacovitz, Nov 10, 2015
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