I have a new system (3 weeks) P4, 3.0 GHz runing XP SP2, all updated. With the system came Norton Internet Security, loaded & updated. I then joined a new ISP who supplied a ADSL router (iconnect Access621)
The router has a hardware firewall enabled, NIS firewall is on and I have tried with XP firewall on or off.
PROBLEM: I noticed the icon in notification area flashing activity even though I had no browser or email open. Double clicked it, the Activity - sent was running wild; current figures are: sent-1,359,939,568(!!); receieved-202,004,344.
I cannot imagine what has been sent, I have not loaded much data on this machine yet.
I ran Norton "check security" it advised that I was "exposed to hackers". More info showed ports open:
The solution proposed: Instal a personal firewall eg NIS (!!!)
I have been advised to close these ports: Neither Norton, system supplier or my ISP can tell me how to do this!!
Please Help, I believe that I am under attack even though I have done all the right things.