Continous Downloading..........

  bloodnock 23:09 12 May 2003
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When im on the Net (using dial-up).....my pc recieves a continous flow of downloading information even when im not on a web page.this is slowing my net connection to a near standstill........what on earth am i recieving and wheres it going......finally how can i stop it.........im using windows XP and internet explorer.even as i type.ive just gained another megabyte of something or other........please help...john

  soy 23:19 12 May 2003

You may have spyware on your system and it could be dialing home.

Run Spybot and ad-aware to check your system and remove any it finds.

Spybot: click here

Ad-aware: click here

  powerless 23:25 12 May 2003

Automatic Windows Update maybe downlaoding updates.

  bloodnock 11:01 13 May 2003

I changed the automatic windows update settings, I hadn't realised they were running away quietly in the background.that cured it...thanks.

PS.i also downloaded and installed spybot...that opened my eyes to what was there but i didnt know about.......a handy liitle tool indeed......thanks again.......john.

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