Ethernet activity when not doing anything

  underworldmagic 00:43 23 Oct 05

Hi all,

Just recently ive noticed that one of the two "screens" in the toolbar which flash when im on the interent, the top screen flashes every 5 seconds for some reason.

this happens even when im not doing anything on the internet.

Any idea why this is happening?

Im using ethernet for my interent connection.


  AndySD 01:59 23 Oct 05

Its just the system keeping the line open.

  Xzrox 02:14 23 Oct 05

It's called regular handshaking i.e. maintaining communication.

  007al 03:17 23 Oct 05

if you hold down Ctrl and Alt,then press Delete,when windows task manager comes up,click on processes and you will probably find your anti virus working when this flashing occurs..nothing to worry about.

  underworldmagic 17:32 23 Oct 05

Thanks all for your replies, im more at ease now, i thought it was a problem with my computer ie. spyware.

Ive never seen this before on my computer, maybe NTL changed something on their side and have done this recently?

Thanks again

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