Work PC won't stop sending packets, killing productivity

December 9, 2011 at 16:55:00
Specs: Windows XP
What's a normal number of sent packets a second? Im at 50+ right now, and that seems oddly high. the computer itself is bogged right down. Im a blue collar guy, it's a work computer, and i neither have the technical know-how or time to really diagnose this myself. Anti-Virus/malware/spyware has been running and finds problems occasionally, but hasn't corrected it yet.

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December 9, 2011 at 17:34:11
Get your IT Department to look at it.

What is the function of this computer. You say you are a blue collar guy so it is unlikely that it is running office software, or is it?


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December 9, 2011 at 20:07:26
I am not sure what you see, it may be a warning or such that isn't a virus. If it is a virus then why hasn't the software removed it?

The only way to be sure is to reload from OEM sources. There are some rootkits that can't be removed any other way. Rootkits and malware and virus could be cause of packets.

The problem is all network cards are supposed to transmit packets when they work. Faster gigabyte cards send out a lot of them.

Use wireshark maybe to see what they are. It is a technical task. You may be able to.

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