ok when im connected to the internet(dial-up)....even if im not doing anything my connection is sending information like crazy.it never stops! i was thinkin maybe spyware. but i have Ad Aware and it still did it after running that. i dont know whats goin on.
zonealarm is good. i use sygate personal firewall, tells you what program is sending or recieving information, lets you control who sends and revieces info from the net, also lets you backtrace the IP'* so you can see who the info is going to. its free ware too, no bs. i love it.