Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:18 AM
Almost daily I notice my Local Area Connection icon in systray will become totally blue because of constant activity. When I run TCPView I will see dozens of connections to the internet created by exlorer.exe.
The local address for these connections is always dell1.mass.rr.com:xxxx (some port). Mass.rr.com is the domain of my email account. The remote address is typically some URL I don't recognize.
I can break the connections with TCPView but usually I run Malwarebytes anti-malware. It finds some small number of malware or trojans, I intruct it to fix selected and reboot. The problem will be gone for a while but returns. I haven't determined what action if any causes the problem to return but if I leave the computer idle for a day after fixing it will typically still be OK. But after normal internet surfing the problem comes back. Maybe starting IE kicks off the problem I don't know. I'm running XP professional and McAfee.
Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance.