After my PC was infected by lots of adware and spyware, I used Search and Destroy, NoAdware and Ad-aware to attempt to be rid of the pests. However, when I am not online and using my PC now, it periodically (every 20 seconds or so) attempts to connect to the internet, but not to redirect my browser. It appears to have no adverse effect upon the performance of the system, I was simply wondering if this is generally symptomatic of the legacy of any deleted programs, meaning that I will have to adjust some settings, or if Noadware etc. have missed something while cleaning the hard drive, in which case I'll have to get another clean-up program. Either way, has anyone any ideas? I'm running XP.