I just formatted my PC running Windows XP Pro. The reason I formatted is that some spyware somehow got installed on my PC that was givving me like 1000 popups every 5 minutes. I have a Linksys NC100 Ethernet adapter running the standard windows drivers which have worked fine for me up until this most recent format. Now for the problem..... I play Counter-Strike all the time. PRoblem is I enter a game with 20 ping but then about 20 seconds into the game my ping will shoot up to over 1000 and I can't even move. I have no other apps open besides CS. I know you networking gurus must have some idea what could be the problem. It's unlike anything I've ever seen before. I don't think it is a problem with the game eitehr b/c sometimes when I'm just randomly surfing the net my connection will crawl to 4 or 5 BYTES per second! I am on a 768/128kB DSL connection with 2 other computers networked through a DIGI 5 port hub. I have had the same PC setup for 2 years now so it can't be anything that I jsut added to the PC. If anyone has any idea what to do I would be eternally greatful. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.