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Icons in System Tray

My question is about the Double Computer Icon in my Systems Tray. It is continuosly sending and receiving bytes even when I am not working in a site. Is this normal? They never go black.

I have HP Home and am on dial-up.

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Yes, probably normal

You don't give any details of your system, or what is running in the background, but that type of behaviour is not unusual, especially with a dial-up connection.

Gone are the days of 'simple' web sites. Nowadays they are full of content and that dial-up connection is going to be busy.

Mark

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Icons in System Tray

I forgot to say I have XP.

I suspect it is Norton.

I have visions of a hacker trying to get in. LOL

Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Internet traffic

Change your firewall settings to 'ask permission' for all programs. Then wait and see what programs are asking access. Doesn't work with the Windows XP firewall, but free Zonealarm would do it very well.

Kees

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Re: Internet traffic

Thank you, I will look into this.

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