Let me add some details.
I have this program called Lanspeed and what it does is to show me on a bar graph EACH AND EVERY SECOND how many bytes or kilobytes are being uploaded or downloaded.
This goes on all the time--well, there are a few momentary breaks but only momentary. Mostly the amounts are under 1 kb with occasional exceptions.
It goes on even if I have not connected to the net with internet explorer and it shows expected download rates when I download some program from the net.
I am using cable.
My questions are:
1. what is causing this continuous upload/download...where's the download coming from?
2. Am I correct that it's not being stored on my HD? Does the data just spike the graph and then vanish into thin air? (The only records the program keeps are the daily and monthly upload and download totals.)
3. Why does it occur even when I am