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    klate Guest

    Default mirc is trying to use winamp to connect to the internet...

    I got this advanced program access alert asking if mIRC (internet relay chat) could use winamp TO access the internet, not knowing what this was i DENYED it, and it hasnt come back.
    anyone have this or know what
    this alert is all about?

    mIRC IS TRYING TO USE WINAMP TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET
    207.200.98.37:HTTP




    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro
    Software Version:6.5

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    Default Re: mirc is trying to use winamp to connect to the internet...

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    OrgName: Netscape Communications Corp.
    OrgID: NSCP
    Address: 501 E. Middlefield
    City: Mountain View
    StateProv: CA
    PostalCode: 94043
    Country: US

    NetRange: 207.200.64.0 - 207.200.127.255
    CIDR: 207.200.64.0/18
    NetName: NETSCAPE-CIDR
    NetHandle: NET-207-200-64-0-1
    Parent: NET-207-0-0-0-0
    NetType: Direct Allocation
    NameServer: NS.NETSCAPE.COM
    NameServer: NS2.NETSCAPE.COM
    Comment: ADDRESSES WITHIN THIS BLOCK ARE NON-PORTABLE
    RegDate: 1996-09-06
    Updated: 2001-03-28

    RTechHandle: AOL-NOC-ARIN
    RTechName: America Online, Inc.
    RTechPhone: +1-703-265-4670
    RTechEmail: *******@aol.net

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    Hi Just try denying the internet Acces for the WinAmp and any Server rights if it has any been given any.

    Are you using AOl browser or AIM or AOL as a internet provider?

    If you are not using any mIRC or IRC chats at all, then block these TCP/UDP ports used by mIRC/IRC:

    192
    6600-6670 (especially 6667, if I recall correctly)
    7000

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    Be careful too, since lots of trojans/malware will use IRC ports to "call home" to report to the hacker or to bring in more of their friends. They tend to be a little more less traceable and a little more less restricted. I myself have these ports blocked in the router itself- one less security hole to worry about. Plus the IRC itself is famous for it's own special breed of worms and trojans- using IRC does pose some extra risks.

    You may try an Ewido online scan from ewido.net and a run with your antivirus and an additional run with an online scan from bitdefender.com. Plus your antispyscanners should be used- additional freeware: Aquared free antimalware scanner from emsisoft.com and superantispyware from superantispyware.com.

    Oldsod
    Best regards.
    oldsod

  3. #3
    tim_t Guest

    Default Re: mirc is trying to use winamp to connect to the internet...

    If they're not using IRC and if they are using the latest ZoneAlarm Security Suite, they can block IRC function full stop in the IM Security>Settings>Block IRC option

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