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New Local Area Connection Found?


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#1 Jim M.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:07 PM

Recently I was online and my firewall (Commodo) alerted me to a new local area connection that was found. I wasn't quote sure what to make of it so I denied it then my internet connection wouldn't work. I thought this was odd so I rebooted. Once it rebooted I had the same box appear about a new connection. I decided to do a system restore and that seems to have gotten rid of the new connection being discovered.

However I've notice some other little things that have been happening. Like in firefox noscript was completely removed (along with a few other minor ones like the accuweather addon). I also noticed when FTPing to my webserver I get to about 50% (very quickly) and then the connection times out. I booted into safe mode last night and ran AVG and spybot both found nothing. Am I infected with something? Or maybe was I and it got wiped out by the restore (which doesn't make sense because the FTP would be fine too)? Are there any other tools out there I could try to see if I do have a problem? Thanks for any input.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:29 PM

I find that various programs for capturing/recording TV...will often attempt to set up another connection...but denying these has never impacted my basic Internet connection.

I'd be curious as to specific data on this new connection, e.g., the IP address cited by your firewall. Actually, rather than post that...I'd just type that in and see where it leads me.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:51 PM

A system restore will only effect the Windows files. Any thing that was lost other than those wouldn't be restored.

This could be a virus.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:41 PM

Try a couple of these free, online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

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