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Discovered Something Trying To Connect To Internet!

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#1 English Teacher

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 04:50 PM

Yesterday my 3 year old daughter pulled the phone extension for my computer out of the socket by mistake!!
However, after a few seconds of lost contact, iI found a window saying that a user or program wanted to connect to a website and what connection I should connect with!!
I have disconnected several times myself just to see what asks for the internet and still get the same results!!

A few of these I believe to be innocent eg. pa2.zonelabs.com , www.siteadvisor, (my email via outlook) pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk

But as for these others I don't know why they are trying to connect to the internet!! If anybody can tell me if they are legit or not....
All start with www. (so I will leave that out!!)
msnbc.com paypal.com intel.com gateway.com ge.com passport.com comcast.com motorola.com oracle.com google.com monster.com wannadoo.fr juno.com uunet.com ebay.com altavista.com hp.com geocities.com excite.com

System specs:
Windows XP PRO SP2, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD, PENT 4. ADSL Internet Connection,
Anti-virus: AVG-free
Anti-spy: SpywareBlaster, Spybot, Ad-Aware-SE, Ewido and Spyaudit (requires internet connection)
Online scanners used: Pandasoftware (activescan) and Kaspersky.com

Action taken so far:
Ran CCLEANER, Updated all anti-spy and anti-virus programs (which are updated everytime I connect to the internet), ran scans in safe-mode (NB. I do frequent quick scans and every two weeks run full scans "Unless I find someting bad in the meantime")
Results: Only a few bad cookies eg mediaplex and good ones like yahoo, bleepingcomputer, bbc

Thanks in advance for any help
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#2 rowal5555


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Posted 28 June 2006 - 04:30 AM

Hi English Teacher.

I'll leave it to others more knowledgeable to comment, but for your interest have you had a look at the 'startup database' at the top of this page - just under the HOME tab?


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