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    gamemaster Guest

    Default I think spam sites are trying to connect to me help please...

    I'm new to here because I just installed ZoneAlarm today because SUPERANTISPYWARE found 24 pieces of spyware on my computer, even though it removed it, ZoneAlarm keeps throwing alerts at me over and over that and (from China), and 90.223.76 also from China, keep trying to connect to my computer. I don't know how to make them stop, any help would be GREATLY appreciated, as I am running out of ideas on what to do...

    Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)

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    Default Re: I think spam sites are trying to connect to me help please...

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    Okay, one is from china and one from europe and one from the U.S.

    Just some details needed first... is there a router or nat type modem (some type of hardware firewall) in front of the computer and between the internet? do any P2P or file sharing? what kind of infections were removed by the spyware scanner? got an antivirus installed (not spyware scanner but a proper antivirus scanner) and performed a full antivirus scan for further detections and removals?

    The ZA is blocking these unwanted incoming connections so you are safe from these anyways, but have you checked the fire log logs in the ZA's Log Viewer to see if these connections began first from your computer? If these did start from your computer, then there has to be a good reason why or else these could be considered possible malware attempts. The Log in the ZA would reveal this information.

    Best regards.

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    gamemaster Guest

    Default Re: I think spam sites are trying to connect to me help please...

    Last night, SUPERANTISPYWARE got rid of 5 instances of Browser Hijacker.Deskbar, and 19 instances of Adware.HBHelper. This was BEFORE I installed ZoneAlarm and noticed the spam sites, being blocked.

    I have Avira AntiVir Premium, and it found no new infections, same with malwarebytes, and **bleep** scans.

    In the ZA Logs the spam sites are blocked INCOMING connections, and all of the OUTGOING are my own locations, and a few other US ones, is this normal?


    Message Edited by Gamemaster on 06-27-2009 12:16 PM

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    Default Re: I think spam sites are trying to connect to me help please...

    Very normal.
    But where are your outgoing connections going these destinations seem normal or usual?
    You got a router or hardware firewall in front of the computer?
    Did an antivirus scan yet (there are lots of good free scanners)?

    Best regards.

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    gamemaster Guest

    Default Re: I think spam sites are trying to connect to me help please...

    My Outgoing connections I believe were trying to connect to my other computer, because I have printer sharing enabled.

    Also, I added more information to my previous post, can you go back to it please, thanks. Here is the link:

    Message Edited by Gamemaster on 06-27-2009 12:18 PM

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    Default Re: I think spam sites are trying to connect to me help please...

    Ah thank you for the updated information.

    okay would not be unusual for the previous infection to have made unwanted outgoing connections to their home servers to gets more malware to download and install into your computer; or just to get more info or what to find out what ads to show in your browser (as in the case of a BHO .dll by the Adware.HBHelper).
    In which case, these malware servers already had been contacted by the previously removed adware and even though the adware is removed from your computer, these malware servers have already seen your IP/operating system/details, so they will still try to connect to your computer.

    Probably it is a good idea to get a nice and cheap router in front of the computer and let the hardware firewall 'silently' drop these unwanted connection. This way they will never reach the computer or the ZA firewall. Just basically use the ZA for outgoing protection and maybe for some local area network protections.

    I really can not say exactly unless I see the logs (found in the windows\internet logs folder labeled fwpktlog.txt and ZALog.txt).
    Best regards.

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    gamemaster Guest

    Default Re: I think spam sites are trying to connect to me help please...

    Quick question, if I were to wipe my hard drive and start with a fresh install of windows, will this help at all?

    Also, it seems that the spam sites are only trying to connect once which I think is a good thing?


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    Default Re: I think spam sites are trying to connect to me help please...

    Mike doing a reformat and reinstall would not stop the malware sites from attempting to connect.
    They will regardlessly still try - but you are safe as the firewall still stops their attempts - anyways.
    They should stop trying after a few days or a couple of weeks; once they realise their malware is gone and there are not any replies to their attempts.

    Often there is a lot of 'internet' noise from servers - unwanted connections attempts.
    Not just from servers from malware infections, but often from legitimate servers just doing their usual activities over the internet.
    Usually a hardware router will 'quiet' things down and keep those unwanted connections from seeing your computer.

    Best regards.

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    gamemaster Guest

    Default Re: I think spam sites are trying to connect to me help please...

    Thanks for all your help, I will look into getting a hardware router.


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    Default Re: I think spam sites are trying to connect to me help please...

    You are welcome.
    Best regards.

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