windows xp help

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  1. poonmonster

    poonmonster OT Supporter

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    For some reason my windows xp machine constantly send out packets, no just on or 2 a minute. as soon as I boot the machine it starts and goes until I shut it down. I have checked and I have nothing in the startup, no odd processes running and have just reinstalled xp. Still keeps sending packets. Is there a free sniffer I can use to find out where these are going? Or another way of finding out? I have 3 other machine that are in the workgroup and they are all acting normal
     
  2. Incubusalec

    Incubusalec Guest

    Windows in general is the biggest spyware program ever. Well mabey not, but I got the same thing when I upgraded to XP.
     
  3. poonmonster

    poonmonster OT Supporter

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    cool thanks, I guess I will just have to live with it
     
  4. kingtoad

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    I forgot what it was called... But XP has this 'feature' that it automatically sends your computer data/information to Microsoft. If you're using an old pirated version of XP that's probably the problem. If it's a newer version, I think there's an option to shut it off. I'm not quite to sure what it's called, but if anybody knows it, refresh my memory.
     
  5. Incubusalec

    Incubusalec Guest

    Yes, please do.
     
  6. Azn_Bok_Choy

    Azn_Bok_Choy Guest

    Not really that big of a problem.
     
  7. Darkwind

    Darkwind Guest

    i got xp and dont have this problem... i think?
     
  8. Azn_Bok_Choy

    Azn_Bok_Choy Guest

    same, is urs home or proffesional
     
  9. Darkwind

    Darkwind Guest

    im using pro
     
  10. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    :o I never heard of that, but it wouldn't suprise me

    I seem to be alone among you in not having this problem, XP seems to send no more random crap than 2000 on my PC :dunno:
     

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