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#1 Infamous

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 09:35 PM

Hey, first time postin here, Friend suggested me to come here after I told him about whats anoyying me. I dont know if this is too much of a problem, but I have the Lan notification Icon in the system tray so I can watch my activity sometimes. Well, Recently Ive noticed that I am always recieving packets. Its not constant, but it will stop for a second, then start receiving again, over and over. Ive scanned for spyware, just found the regular tracker cookies, and get rid of them. I dont even know if its a problem that I should be looking into, or if it is just common. Any Ideas on whats happening/how to stop it would be very helpful. Im using Windows Xp sp2.

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 10:12 PM

I would install a Firewall if you already haven't done so.
With a software firewall, you will be able to monitor what is going on with your connection.

Two good free versions are Sygate and ZoneLabs.

Hope that helps.
JC

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 11:33 PM

Hey man, I got zone alarm, and after I installed it, I got alerts stopping port scans. This lead me to believe that some of my ports were open, and when I went into my router settings, I found out my brother had been using my computer and enabled DMZ mode. I disabled it, and then the portscans stopped, Im still running zone alarm and havent gotten a warning yet from it. Thanks man, and im planning on ordering zone alarm now, I really like the program.

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 08:56 AM

I found out my brother had been using my computer and enabled DMZ mode.


That would do it. :thumbsup:

Thanks for letting us know. The free version should be sufficient for what you need. However, Zone Alarm Pro has a few extra features that may be worth the money.

Take care,
JC




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