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Connection to pp.melbourneit.com.au at startup

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#1 Recluse


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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:28 AM


First, my machine has no obvious signs of infection. Malwarebytes comes up negative as do AdAware and Spybot S&D. Similarly GMER finds nothing. Awhile back I had to combat an infection and used ComboFix and eventually all came back clean.

When I start up my machine, (XP Sp3) before opening anything. I often open up a command window and do a NETSTAT -a

I notice an http connection to pp.melbourneit.com.au opening up. I'm not sure why.

Some of the stuff that starts up with windows which makes some connections for updates etc. include:

Hamachi (starts OFFLINE)
Creative Labs updaters
TomTom Home
Daemon Tools

I think I have managed to trace all the IP's in the Netstat output corresponding to these, but I DON'T know where the pp.melbourneit.com.au comes from. I know they are a huge ISP and have many many domains, but I have also seen them listed on a few blacklists, so I wonder what is going on.

Thanks in advance for any assistance,

Edited by Recluse, 05 September 2010 - 11:29 AM.

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#2 Driesiooo


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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:45 AM


I think it's best for your computer, to look for an infection. Just follow the steps on http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html (Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help).

When post your (Hijackthis log +) DDS Log:
  • Be patient, it's very busy at this forum.
  • A professional expert will view your logs and will help you with that problem.
  • Do not use tools (like ComoFix) without professional experience/helper.
Good luck.

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