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Is My Modem Trying To Connect?


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#1 CoolasIce

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 05:38 PM

Hello. I hope this is in the right section.
I recently installed a pc monitoring program that monitors certain areas of my pc.
Every now and then it goes off.
It warns me that a new text file from my modem is being written to my c/windows folder.
Here is the modem log.

12-27-2007 18:14:39.765 - File: C:\WINDOWS\system32\tapisrv.dll, Version 5.1.2600
12-27-2007 18:14:39.765 - File: C:\WINDOWS\system32\unimdm.tsp, Version 5.1.2600
12-27-2007 18:14:39.765 - File: C:\WINDOWS\system32\unimdmat.dll, Version 5.1.2600
12-27-2007 18:14:39.765 - File: C:\WINDOWS\system32\uniplat.dll, Version 5.1.2600
12-27-2007 18:14:39.781 - File: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\modem.sys, Version 5.1.2600
12-27-2007 18:14:39.781 - File: C:\WINDOWS\system32\modemui.dll, Version 5.1.2600
12-27-2007 18:14:39.859 - File: C:\WINDOWS\system32\mdminst.dll, Version 5.1.2600
12-27-2007 18:14:39.859 - Modem type: SoftK56 Data Fax Voice CARP
12-27-2007 18:14:39.859 - Modem inf path: oem6.inf
12-27-2007 18:14:39.859 - Modem inf section: Modem2
12-27-2007 18:14:39.859 - Matching hardware ID: pci\ven_14f1&dev_2f00&subsys_200514f1
12-27-2007 18:14:40.234 - 115200,8,N,1, ctsfl=1, rtsctl=2
12-27-2007 18:14:40.234 - Initializing modem.
12-27-2007 18:14:40.250 - DSR is low while initializing the modem. Verify modem is turned on.
12-27-2007 18:14:40.265 - Send: AT<cr>
12-27-2007 18:14:40.265 - Recv: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>
12-27-2007 18:14:40.265 - Interpreted response: OK
12-27-2007 18:14:40.281 - Send: AT&FE0V1S0=0&C1&D2+MR=2;+DR=1;+ER=1;W2<cr>
12-27-2007 18:14:40.421 - Recv: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>
12-27-2007 18:14:40.421 - Interpreted response: OK
12-27-2007 18:14:40.437 - Send: ATS7=60M1+ES=3,0,2;+DS=3;+IFC=2,2;X4<cr>
12-27-2007 18:14:40.437 - Recv: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>
12-27-2007 18:14:40.437 - Interpreted response: OK
12-27-2007 18:14:40.437 - Waiting for a call.
12-27-2007 18:14:40.453 - Send: ATS0=0<cr>
12-27-2007 18:14:40.453 - Recv: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>
12-27-2007 18:14:40.453 - Interpreted response: OK


I now use DSL, so the modem isn't even connected.
It looks like my modem is trying to turn on.
I have scanned my system with antivirus, antirootkit, and hijack this. Everything is negative.
I've looked at my firewall for any open ports or connections. Nothing there either.
Should I be concerned about this?
How can I disable it temporally it so it doesn't do this and determine what program is telling the modem to do this?
thanks.
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 05:56 PM

Welcome to BC
:thumbsup: It would help to know what PC monitoring program you are using. Without knowing, the log is pretty much useless and we can only guess
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Edited by garmanma, 28 December 2007 - 05:57 PM.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 06:07 PM

garmanma, it's a simple program called pclogger.
The log is from my modem, not the monitoring program, I believe.
It just monitors certain folders, or the entire pc for changes.
http://www.soft-trek.com.au/prjPCLogger.asp
Maybe I should mention that I tried to watch internet tv a few days ago, but I couldn't because the site said my connection wasn't fast enough, even though the dsl is at least 768kbps.
I don't know if it is related.

Edited by CoolasIce, 28 December 2007 - 06:11 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2007 - 07:49 PM

It is entirely possible that there is a legitimate application or some software or even malware trying to 'call home'. That could be causing that log to be generated and trying to access your modem. Without more information these are merely suppositions and guesses, however. But something to consider.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:15 PM

If you are using DSL and can't see yourself using the Modem ever again, uninstall the drivers. Then it will not work thus not trying to connect. lol anyway hope you find a logical answer.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:50 PM

What firewall are you using? Have you tried looking in Event Viewer to see what shows up there?
http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:57 PM

I use Outpost firewall even though I think the Westell dsl modem/router has a built in firewall. :thumbsup:
Thanks. I'll try event viewer.




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