Are you still experiencing the high internet volume?
Suggestion to see if this will solve the problem: Uninstall Ashampoo defragmenter and reboot. This program mucked up my internet connection when I trialed it, so I'm suspicious that it may be contributing to the problem. That said, it didn't affect my browser, but I had it installed less than a day. If it doesn't have an affect on either problem you can reinstall the program if you want it.
Here's another suggestion: You may need your Windows XP installation disk for this, a recovery disk won't work.
Click on Start
. Into the box type: sfc /scannow
Make sure there is a space between the c
and the /
. If it prompts you to do so, insert your XP disk into the drive. This process will fix or replace corrupt system files.
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