any new hardware needing internet connection? As first suggestion, new digital camera w/software (option for web cam or online hosting of pics). In same vein, some photo CD places are installing software(unmentioned) buried in you picture CD.
2nd: P2P software Limewire etc?
Info on system & AV & Firewall/router, AV used/other scanners(Spy/Trojan). Check in CP>Network Connections: Is this connection shown & IS IT FIRE WALLED??
Post back with info so we may be of more help.
Dell Desktop, xp, sp2, cable modem, wireless home network.
ICN = Normal internet connetion icon and status
ICH = Possible hijack internet connection
Icn shows constant internete activity, both receiving and sending of data at the same time.
ICH shows limited sending data activity.
ICN propeties window opens and provides usual info.
ICH properties window will not open.
When I disable ICN, all activity appears to stop.
Cannot disable ICH.
In the Network Connections Folder when ICN is enabled, icons for both connections appear.
In the Network Connections Folder when ICN is disabled, only icon for ICN is present.
Important, Unable to connect to the internet!!!
I will be glad to provide additional info as necessary. Thanks in advance for any help.