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I looked at my internet activity (the two little computers bottom right) and the 'interent packets' werein the thousands. It doesnt stop my internet access but im just a bit worried it could be trojans etc.

 

Ive ran all the virus software etc but its not going down.

 

So a few questions:

 

Whats are internet packets

 

How many is enough, how many is too many?

 

Why is there so fooking many!

 

and

 

Is it a good thing or not?

 

.......

 

 

Ive looked on the interent but it was too technical, so can anyone dumb it down a bit please :D

 

 

Thanks

 

Ian

 

 

(BTW, my brother uses a wireless connection to connect to my computer, would this be the problem?)

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You see the time at the bottom right of the screen?

 

There are two little modems flashing white and black, if you click on that then ur interent activity can be seen.

 

34,000 odd recieved now and 20,000 sent :mellow:

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You see the time at the bottom right of the screen?

 

There are two little modems flashing white and black, if you click on that then ur interent activity can be seen.

 

34,000 odd recieved now and 20,000 sent :mellow:

 

 

If it is a problem my problem is bigger than yours, shit.

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Its fine too be high.

 

Packets are very very small chucks of infomation your PC is sending and receiving.

The reason its needed is to keep your PC connected to the internet.

 

These packets will set up quickest routing points to websites, etc.

and the type of infomation that is sent is your IP address (computers name to the rest of the internet world), etc. not your bank details or porn collections etc.

 

And again this is so your speed over the internet is as best as it can be.

 

My best advice I can give you is get a decent firewall (and always have it switched on!) and know what you are allowing through. Zone Alarms is good for this (and its free). And get some anti-virus software. AVG springs to mind because its easy to use, keeps itself up to date and again its free.

 

Give us a shout if you need any more help or clarification.

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porn collections etc.

 

Theres no way around that now, your internet server and Broadband provider are able to keep records of every site you have visited on the web Just like your Phone records. So be very wary, non of the providers are legally required to tell you.

 

But its been in place for about 6 months so whenever you upgrade or renew it, big brother will be watching you. :)

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