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My Computer Has A Mind Of It's Own .... Why?


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#1 moondog830

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:50 AM

My computer when it's on is downloading 20+ Mb of "something" without my "authorization" so to speak.

I am forced to use Hughes Net Satellite to gain some form of High Speed Internet. Using Satellite requires me to be subject to the Fair Access Policy, so the amount I can download per day is 350 Mb plus 20 Mb per hour refresh. If I "Hit the Wall" then I get cut down to next to nothing speed.

Can Someone please help me figure out what it is that I'm downloading? I would like to shut off whatever the heck it is. This is really messing me up and I am severely frustrated. :cry2:

Thanks in advance

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 09:43 AM

Run these online virus scanners:
BitDefender
Trendmicro Housecall

Also this online Trojan scanner:
TrojanScan

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

AVG Anti-Spyware - Windows 2000 and XP, only.
Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D
Spywareblaster

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Other useful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using AVG Anti-Spyware

If that doesn't help rid you of the problem, then:

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully!!!

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, >at this link<.
Do not, post it in this topic.
Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, as these people are volunteers. They will help you, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
Also, don't make any changes to your system, as that could change the results of the posted log, making it more difficult to properly clean your system.
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:17 PM

One thing you can do to see the size of pages you visit on the net is to use a program called Ccleaner. It lists the pages and the bits in each page that is stored in your temporary files and logs. Install the program and run it once and allow it to clean up the temporary files and logs. At the end of the next day run it again and view the files it lists to get an idea of what is going on. Use the default settings and stay away from the ones in the advanced section. It is easy and very quick to use. Do not use the "Issues" tool to "clean" the registry.
20 Megs total for a full days worth of using the net is not that overly much.
http://www.ccleaner.com/
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