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Offline PBS

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Downloading from Internet
« on: June 08, 2009, 12:03:20 PM »
I have no active applications that need to download from the internet, however there is constant traffic being downloaded.

the only active programs are those required by Windows XP Pro.  I have switched off Automatic updates for Windows and Avast.

I have the latest updates for both.  I did a scan but no viruses were found.

I use a Celluar connection for Internet access.  I have swopped with another user, the problem is only on the one pc.

I suspect a virus/malware, but as Avast does not find anything I'm a bit lost.

any ideas?

Offline Lisandro

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Re: Downloading from Internet
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009, 02:46:35 PM »
I suggest you use a two-side (inbound and outbound) firewall:

Online Armour
PCTools
Outpost Firewall Free
Comodo
ZoneAlarm

Personal Firewall Tests & Results. Firewall rating:
http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/results.php
About the leak tests limitations: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=29259.msg247460#msg247460

Freeware firewalls:
http://www.firewallleaktester.com/tests_overview.php
http://www.thefreecountry.com/security/firewalls.shtml


Also, you can use TCPView for Windows v2.54 to know what is running into Internet
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897437.aspx
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Offline PBS

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Re: Downloading from Internet
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 06:51:20 PM »
Thx, will try it

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Re: Downloading from Internet
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 09:13:50 PM »
You can upload the files that want to use the internet to VirusTotal to see if its a virus or not.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2009, 10:33:15 PM by Donovansrb10 »
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