Hi to all. I am currently using Comodo as my firewall and Avast free as my AV. My operating system is Win 7 sp1. When I open Firefox, my outbound connections will go up. I understand,but, when I go to a website it will go up to 200 connections. The highest I have ever seen was 863. I have scanned with Malwarebytes(normal and in safe mode), Superantispyware both ways, Norton power eraser, Avast, Eset, Hitman pro, Malwarebytes anti root kit, Kapersky's anti root kit, Trend Micro,s housecall and have not found anything evil lurking on my computer. When these connections are high my CPU usage will be at 100% and the computer is useless. After a couple of minutes they go down to 50 outbound and can continue using my computer. I am connected to my providers modem via an EA3500 router for the hardware firewall. I have my HP and Alienware laptop connected to said router and both exhibit the high outbound connections. I have searched the internet but couldn't peg anything to this .Any ideas?