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#1 Trakeen

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:45 AM

So my computer rebooted while I was watching a movie. Just your normal, everyday shutdown, where all the programs closed out, the system rebooted, and gave no errors on start up or prompting me with a message saying the system shutdown incorrectly.

I decided to run wireshark and started seeing all kinds of traffic outbound and inbound from all over the world while no other applications were running besides Malwarebyte's, and it wasn't checking for updates in ethiopia, india, florida, and every other country in the world.

Any ideas on how to identify what program(s) is/are causing this traffic?

Well, the traffic seems to have gone away. I noticed my clock was set ahead an hour, but nothing else seems out of the ordinary.

Edited by Trakeen, 11 March 2012 - 02:38 PM.


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#2 jhayz

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:15 PM

Do you have a specific network connection problem in using wireshark to monitor traffic? The reboot might point to other things than the network traffic.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:09 AM

No connection problems, just strange traffic. My first thought was an infection, but I haven't seen anything else abnormal since the time change.

I was curious though if you can pinpoint what application is sending the packets with wireshark.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

I've never used wireshark to any connection problem as for this moment to pinpoint or analyze any packets sending or traffic. You might wanna check out Here for a more precise solution to your query.

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