it's certainly a possibility, actually i'm beginning to believe IT is one, but what is convincing me otherwise, is that whenever the trojan [Win32.Softomate] shows it's ugly face in the registry, my internet bandwidth fluctuates up/ down erratically.. and invariably slows to a crawl

I am convinced this is directly influenced by some "person" remotely accessing my computer

This is because he/she is probably is:

1) stealing my bandwidth..

2) accessing my files, downloading stuff off my computer etc.., or

3) issuing malicious code

Message Edited by oxford on 09-06-2006 08:34 AM