Local Area ConnectionLocked
I am very frustrated when several Pentium 4 2.0GHz at my department running Windows XP Pro with everything updated, are actually slower than Pentium 3 500MHz! After one whole day tweaking to improve performance, then I found out the main reason why those PCs are extremely slow.
Their Local Area Connection Status show that over 100 million packets were received and almost 75 millions packets were sent! All these happen only within 5 minute after fresh reboot! No wonder those PCs are crawling, even to open NotePad.
Activation of firewall also doesn’t help. No files are shared. Viruses has been cleaned, and spyware has been swept off. No P2P program (ie Kazaa) is installed. But still, the activity are extremely high even after I disable printer sharing. Please, anybody can help me out?