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Thread: HELP! Mysterious Internet Traffic

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    ewit Guest

    Default HELP! Mysterious Internet Traffic


    For a few days now, something has been downloading into my computer, taking between 6 and 12k of my bandwidth. I immediately assumed it was spyware so I started checking. I've used ad-aware, spybot, spysweeper, windows defender, panda and others and nothing has been found.

    I also installed zone alarm to see if i could identify the intruder, but to no avail. Here's the part that really confuses me...when i choose to block all internet access, it STILL keeps on downloading. I installed Norton firewall...same thing.

    So I really don't know what to do or what it might be. My pc seems to be working fine otherwise, but this thing is taking almost half of my bandwidth!

    Any ideas?


    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)
    Software Version:6.5

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    Default Re: HELP! Mysterious Internet Traffic

    I was going say it could be
    Microsoft Windows update but blocking all Internet access should stop that.Internet Lock should stop everything really.
    See what happens if you disable the automatic windows updates.

    Message Edited by Jeruselem on 10-26-200611:10 PM

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    ewit Guest

    Default Re: HELP! Mysterious Internet Traffic

    Nope, Windows update is already off. Maybe it's some other software trying to update...I'll check.

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    Dec 2005

    Default Re: HELP! Mysterious Internet Traffic


    Highly recommended freeware tools to help:

    TCPViewer will show the actvive ports and the name of the process involved in a nifty GUI.
    Process Explorer will show similiar to Task Manager, but very detailed info on the .exes and the .dll.
    Both are available from

    The ZA logs should have some indication of when, what,and where.

    is one of many sites that is useful for finding info on the sites that are imvolved.

    Also are there internet logs on a router available?

    Best regards.

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