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VPN network adapter of unknown origin

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#1 NandoDave


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 03:47 PM

Windows 10 machine on home wired 'Powerline' network.
I was recently trying to start my streaming software (Universal Media Player) to stream a video from the Desktop PC to my PlayStation 3 via wired network. I had various issues connecting when I noticed that the IP address of the application broadcast looked odd. The IP address was I started searching around the network properties and found that I had two network adaptors. One I don't recognise: "Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64".
I immediately disabled the adaptor and the media server began working again.
I re-enabled the adaptor and restarted the computer. I checked the 'Network' section of My Computer to find a 'Phone' called 'angler' listed the properties of which stated it was a Nexus 6P - and my household doesn't have a Nexus 6P in it. I presume this could be related, or it could be another problem with an intrusion into my wireless network. The phone disappeared within a minute of me spotting it in the network and double clicking on it.
I haven't heard of something elaborate like this before - but at the moment something feels very off with this. To the best of our knowledge we have never used Cisco VPN software and we cannot trace the source of this network adaptor. There is no Cisco software installed on my machine.
Have I been hacked/infected with something?

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#2 InadequateInfirmity


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 02:58 PM

Adware Cleaner Scan.


Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.


JRT Scan.

Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.


  • Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Please post the JRT log.

Adware Removal Tool Scan.


Download Adware removal tool to your desktop, right click the icon and select Run as Administrator.





Hit Ok.




Hit next make sure to leave all items checked, for removal.





The Program will close all open programs to complete the removal, so save any work and hit OK. Then hit OK after the removal process is complete, thenOK again to finish up. Post log generated by tool.


ZHP Scan.

Please download Zhp Cleaner  to your desktop.  Right Click the icon and select run as administrator.




2. Once you have started the program, you will need to click the scanner button.


The program will close all open browsers!

3. Once the scan is completed, the you will want to click the Repair button.


At the end of the process you may be asked to reboot your machine. After you reboot a report will open on your desktop.

Copy and paste the report here in your next reply.

 Zemana Scan



Run a full scan with Zemana AntiMalware!

Install and select deep scan.


Remove any infections found.

Then click on the icon in the pic below.


Double click on the scan log, copy and paste here in your reply

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