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Explorer.exe creates multiple internet connections


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#1 bitpicker1011

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:18 AM

Hi,

Almost daily I notice my Local Area Connection icon in systray will become totally blue because of constant activity. When I run TCPView I will see dozens of connections to the internet created by exlorer.exe.

The local address for these connections is always dell1.mass.rr.com:xxxx (some port). Mass.rr.com is the domain of my email account. The remote address is typically some URL I don't recognize.

I can break the connections with TCPView but usually I run Malwarebytes anti-malware. It finds some small number of malware or trojans, I intruct it to fix selected and reboot. The problem will be gone for a while but returns. I haven't determined what action if any causes the problem to return but if I leave the computer idle for a day after fixing it will typically still be OK. But after normal internet surfing the problem comes back. Maybe starting IE kicks off the problem I don't know. I'm running XP professional and McAfee.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:42 PM

I had been running Malwarebytes anti-malware tool and it would only correct the problem for a while. I finally updated it and ran it again and I seem to be ok now - it found and corrected lots more after the update.




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