Re: internet connection continually downloading
From: Socrates (londonlinks-at-_at_london.com)
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 22:02:20 +0100
Hi and thanks.
This seems to be the culprit:
188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
Thomson Consumer Electronic
10330 N. Meridian St
IT Security Team - Sek Chai
I've got no idea why they would want to establish a connection to my
I also notice that on two ports 3017 and 3018, a connection has been made by
support2.microsoft.com. I do not have windows update turned on so I do not
know why Microsoft seems to be accessing my internet connection.
Any further explanations as to why my adsl connection continuous to download
bytes in the background?
-- If I can asssist further, please let me know. Yours faithfully, John Idiniantz www.googleaol.com "Thomas Storm" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:OZlI1z6fEHA.3556@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > > Hi - after trying to clear up my machine from the begin2search.com crap > > which activates pop up windows galore every time I launch internet > exlorer, > > my internet connection seems to be continually downloading something. > > > > How is it possible to see what information is being dowloaded via the > > adsl internet connection? > > > > I've run Norton anti-virus which says that the computer is "clean". > > > > I have almost downloaded 1 megabyte of something and it is still > > intermittently downloading - so how do I know what it is? > > First thing you can do is get the IP address of the site from which you are > downloading. Go to Start | Run and type in netstat -a -l (if you're running > Windows xp, you'll have to launch a command line window and type this in > there, otherwise the window will disappear once the command is done). Once > you have the IP address go to http://ww1.arin.net/whois/ and type it into > the search field at the top. This will tell you who has ownership of that > address. After that, contact this owner (contact information is also given > to you) and demand to know what file is being uploaded to your machine. > They are required by law to tell you. > -- > Thomas J. Storm > >