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What is suspicious OUTBOUND traffic?
I keep getting security alerts from Norton saying that it has detected "suspicious outbound traffic" and would I like to run Power Eraser. Several things stopped working after I ran Power Eraser so I undid it. My question is, What is suspicious OUTBOUND traffic? Is my computer sending some kind of information to another computer even when I am not using it? I have a laptop and even when the lid is closed, the fan frequently runs for long periods--I get tired of listening to it and have to pop the battery and pull the power cord to get it to stop. Is my computer sending data while it sleeps? What could it possibly be sending that is "outbound traffic"?