I run Avast 6.0 Internet Security and I do a FULL scan once every day. Once a week I do on demand scans with the free versions of SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes, always choosing the full scan option. So I'm finding it hard to believe I've got hidden spyware, but I'm getting scared at this point. I Googled "netstat" and I'm not reassured.
I found this: netstat -p TCP: To display a list of external machines (IP address or Machine names with Port Number) that your computer is connnected to. (Screenshot 1)
netstat -e 10: This command displays the number of bytes sent and received in real time. The command loops after every 10 seconds to give you an idea of how much data is being transferred and at what rate. If you are not transferring a file over the internet but still large data is being sent across, that signals a problem. (Screenshot 2) Doesn't this screenshot show that I've got an awful large number of bytes being sent and received considering I was sending nothing and had 1 web page open?
My ISP really got me scared, so hope someone who knows more than I do can offer me some reassurance, or tell me what I should do.