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#1 gregoryd

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 09:49 PM

I'm back.
How can I find out what is connecting to the internet? Normally my little internet monitor icon is dark blue when idle but since my last start up after the kids were playing it's almost always light blue and doing that thang it does when I'm loading a page or downloading something, only I'm not, so I know it's not me. My updates are all set to manual so it's got me to thinking that someone or something may be connecting to the internet without my say so.

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 09:56 PM

Well. . . there are several different ways of accomplishing what you ask. In my opinion, here's the best way.

If you are running a good firewall with outbound protection (the firewall built into Windows does not have outbound protection, only inbound.), you can specifically set which programs do and do not have access to the Internet. There are a couple good free software firewalls out there. Kerio and Comodo Firewall (remember to uncheck Install Comodo Antivirus) are two that I recommend.

This will not only provide a means of knowing what is connecting to the Internet, but a means of actively controlling who can connect.


Hope that helps

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Edited by Blade Zephon, 21 June 2009 - 09:57 PM.

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#3 gregoryd

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 10:23 PM

Thanks mate.
I forgot about Comodo. Used to run it on the old HP PC. Will do.

Thanks again.
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 03:25 AM

Unless you specifically want to stay with your present Anti-Virus I would advise you to install the complete Comodo CIS v3.9 suite I have been running it for over a year without any contamination. My previous AV was Avira and in my opinion the present Comodo AV is just as good and getting better with 3-4 updates per day at the moment. The added bonus with the CIS suite is that it is very light on resources and has no conflicting programs problems.
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