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High packet rates disconnecting me

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Haplo, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. Haplo

    Haplo Thread Starter

    Jan 19, 2007
    Hey, I'm Haplo, I'm new, and I have a problem.

    I'm on a DSL Local Area Connection with two other computers, and for some reason, whenever I turn on my computer, open my account and use the Internet (by that I mean internet is enabled and the cable is plugged in), I experience a very high packet sending rate, even though I'm not doing anything: My browsers are closed and MSN is turned off. This number is as high as 700 packets a second, and it's always at least twice the amount of packets received. At first this doesn't affect me, but eventually my internet mysteriously 'disconnects'. It still reads as Connected, but my browser won't load pages and IRC disconnects. When this starts my connection loads, then disconnects again for a while until eventually, it won't load at all. After this happens, any music, movies or games I play stutter at times and it disturbs me. The only way I can get my Internet to work normally is by running my computer through Safe Mode with Networking enabled. The fact that I'm sending so much information whilst my connection is completely idle is suspicious.
    Please help me, I beseech you.
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