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'malware Calling Home' Problem

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#1 stephenhills


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Posted 29 January 2008 - 01:14 PM

Can anyone help please. Following the arrival and then removal of a lot of spy/adware, I was left with the issue that as soon as I connected to the internet, the PC connected automatically to somewhere and exchanged huge amounts of info (5000 wireless packets a minute !). Have now discovered the offending IP address is which SpySweeper finds and disconnects me from - after some minutes. Can I block that IP address ? How do I find the spyware on my PC that it is connecting it to ? (Ad-aware keeps crashing on me so is no help) Suggestions please - many thanks.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:26 PM

That IP address resolves to:

OrgName: McColo Corporation
Address: 64 East main st. box 275
City: Newark
StateProv: DE
PostalCode: 19715
Country: US

NetRange: -
NetHandle: NET-208-72-168-0-1
Parent: NET-208-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NS01.MCCOLO.COM
NameServer: NS02.MCCOLO.COM
RegDate: 2006-11-17
Updated: 2006-11-17

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