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Computer Is Searching For Hardware With Ip 0.0.0.0


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#1 prescben

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 10:17 AM

Got a message from my Network Admin. Apparently one of my computers is generating some 20-25 ARPs a second searching for a response from 0.0.0.0. All other activity is normal. It's not hunting for other IP addresses and a system sweep was clean, leading me to think this isn't a virus or DOS attack. But at the same time I have NO idea why my computer would be flipping out like this. Any ideas?

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 10:38 AM

Something is looking for 0.0.0.0 and it's doing it without telling you? Sounds pretty suspicious to me!

First start IMO would be to install a software firewall to block these critters. Some of them will also tell you what program is sending the packets. Personally, I prefer the last freeware version of Sygate Personal Firewall.
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Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:37 PM

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computers...

You say your Network Administrator told you this information? Are you the IT department where you work?

If not then this information should go to the IT department basically because it is their responsibility for the network upkeep and well being. I am only saying this becasue I have seen people that try to help out with a situation and end up getting fired for it.

Anyways your post would do better in the Networking forum here I would try asking thru the following to have a Moderator transfer this post. At the top of this thread find the statement below and click it and somebody will help you move it to Networking.

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Edited by ThorXP, 22 September 2006 - 09:38 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2006 - 12:40 AM

Allright, I want you to do two things,

One, go to start click run and type in cmd (ENTER). After that type in netstat (enter)
See the tihngs that are listed? Copy them down and put them in a notepad, then type in netstat -an
After that copy it into a notepad (prefferably the same file) and then post both on this forum. Try not to do anything important on your computer, this could be a lot of things, and none of them point to good.

Edited by Gyro, 23 September 2006 - 12:41 AM.





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