it is coming from DHCP client, which I need to connect to the internet. I am going direct from LAN on back of my computer, to my Westell network modem, and it works OK, but sometimes has difficulty connecting to the net, presumably because of the heavy packet traffic. My system simple for a simple fellow:
P4M80-M4 SOCKET 478
VIA P4M800 / VT8237
P4 Intel 2.67 ghz
512 mb RAM
Seagate Barracuda 7200 80 Gb
Windows XP 5.1.2600 service pack 3 bld 2600
Westell b90 - 210014 - 04 MODEM
I ran the ANTI programs again and they all found some things, with DHCP client now turned on, things have quieted down. Before, I would leave the modem hooked up, all services on, and just sitting on the desktop, not even with an IE browser window up, just connected to the net, I would get as much as 41 million in and out withing an hour or so. Even if I disconnected the phone line, this traffic was just between
the computer and the modem.
Now, after the second run of malware programs, after 15 minutes, only 17,000 out, and less than 100 received. This copuld be zone labs and Prev or Stopzilla battling each other, I will uninstall the last two after I solve this problem. Do I have a problem? Would appreciate some help, I am a networking beginner. I have built 6 computers in my life, have two others on the net, through simple USB modems that work fine.
Edited by sewerwisp, 25 September 2009 - 08:51 AM.