Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:51 PM
Hi. I'm a first time poster to the windows 2000 forum, so bear with me. I am running Windows 2000 pro sp4.
I just worked through the removal of some malware on the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, [topic="165741-15"]Virtumonde, Pop Ups, Url.adtrgt.com[/topic]. After running combofix, I started getting Dial-Up Networking alerts pop up when not online stating that, "Windows cannot access 0.pool.ntp.org. Would you like to connect to a network." The site address which Windows cannot access changes from alert to alert. Sometimes it is www.google.com, other times it is sites I don't recognize. This began after running combofix. I never have seen these alerts previously. It seems that there are programs trying to access the internet, and not finding a connection issue this alert. SifuMike, on the malware forum, said that my hijackthis log is clean so there shouldn't be any malware trying to access the internet. Is there a way to figure out which programs are trying to access the internet so that I can get into their settings to disable them? or does anyone have any other ideas as to what the problem might be?
Thanks in advance for your help!