Why your computer is sending out packets

Question

I am trying to figure out why my computer is sending out packets like crazy....constantly. I am guessing its a virus, but am not sure (hence me asking you!) As soon as my computer boots up, it sends packets....in 10 minutes it has sent like 67,000 packets and recieved 1000, an I haven't been using the internet purposly. Ary suggestions? Thanks. It really boggs down the network...

Chris

Answer

This question was answered on May 10, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

After you kill Windows Explorer on the Processes tab of Task Manager, you can refresh the desktop immediately if you restart Explorer using the File, New Task(Run) command on Task Manager's menu

MSN Messenger Sends Endless UPnP Packets

Otherwise, users can load a lot of useless or unnecessary software on their machines, with potentially negative consequences

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Posted by Ludens of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 10, 2004