I access internet via a LAN connection to a router into Plusnet. I occasionally have a problem where packets sent rises to figures like 8.5 thousand million in a couple of hours and badly interferes with internet browsing, email gathering, etc. Windows Task Manager shows no heavy activity on any resource or process, so I cannot detect the culprit. I'm running Win XP Home with SP2. Any ideas, please.
I have been wondering about spyware, etc, but 8.5 thousand million packets??? Someone must be receiving the full contents of my hard drive several times over! However, I will mount a check for this. Thanks.