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Random Applications Are Trying To Connect To

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#1 Spock7291


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Posted 24 November 2005 - 12:10 PM

I am running WinXP SP2 behind a Netgear Router with Sygate Personal Firewall, AVG AntiVirus, Spybot S&D resident Tea Timer.

For some time now I have been getting random mysterious attempts by totally unrelated applications to communicate with IP

Obviously, I have denied all such requests and have gone so far as to ban it in my firewall but would much prefer to find out why the connection requests are happening in the first place.

I have tried other fora for answers but have never had any luck. Now it's your turn. :thumbsup:

I hope someone here can provide an answer before I take the cowards way out and simply do a full system restore.

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#2 donzo44


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Posted 24 November 2005 - 04:17 PM


Google for came up with these and others:



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#3 Spock7291

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 10:10 PM

Thanks donzo44 but I'm not sure any of the links you gave mean anything to me.

The first one shows me someone else has the same problem.

The second shows Internet Specs.

And the third shows who owns the IP.

None of the above answers my questions of "Why did this start happening?" and "How do I get rid of it?"

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 11:24 PM

They are Multicast addresses on the local network.
You can safely block these at the firewall,although they never
leave the Local Area Network.

Here's a link to disable Multicasting.
Warning: Editing the registry can damage your computer.



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#5 Spock7291

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 03:31 AM

OK, can you tell me why it started giving me problems?

The only change that I was aware of just prior to the beginning of the attempts was that I had installed GoogleTalk but I didn't start getting requests for IP until at least a week after that.

I don't guess it really matters now, I will be blocking the IP in my firewall but I do hate a mystery.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 08:58 AM

Have you run Spybot S&D, or Adaware? Have they detected any spyware?
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