hijacked laptop?

From: irme (martin4421not_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 04/21/05

Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 20:01:58 -0400

   Hi All
    Need some help. I have a laptop, that when I connect to the internet, it
just keeps sending. The browser doesn't have to be open at all. When it is I
can't really open anything, its all sending, not downloading. It's a Compaq
Presario 2100 running windows XP, and using Internet Explorer 6. Is this
some sort of virus? This has happened on different connections (DSL,
              Thanks for any ideas