....see what programs and/or processes on your computer are accessing your internet connection?.
I recently upgraded the motherboard, CPU and RAM in this desktop and I've noticed that the internet connection has not only slowed down somewhat, but on the ZoneAlarm traffic indicator in my Windows tool bar, it shows that there is constant "polling" of the connection (as in the lowest bars of the In/Out indicator, are blinking more or less at 2Hz).
Even with Firefox closed down, this connection activity still continues.
I have done numerous spyware and virus scans but they have all come up clean.
Any help I could get with this problem would be most appreciated.