Hi I've got a problem here confusing me, and thought Server Fault community could help.
I've noticed a continuous traffic (1-10 Kbit/s) being generated on my desktop. It was running on Windows XP. I checked up all the processes, scanned for viruses and malware. That was not the case! Even when netstat shows nothing but localhosts, the traffic is being used.
Then I switched to Ubuntu 10.10, which is also installed on the same computer. And I was shocked to see the same traffic consumption here on System Monitor. I ran the Firestarter firewall, which shows network activity with no active connections established!
I start to think there's some kind of problem on hardware level, though it sounds ridiculous - network adapter problem causing continuous low traffic... I ran out of ideas!
If you know what to do or have any ideas on the issue, please help! Thank you!