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      • #397327
        WSboilingmud
        AskWoody Lounger

        Right. I turn my computer on. I connect to internet. I finish on internet so i disconnect. Every 30 seconds or so, it connects to internet without my permission and i’m forever clicking CANCEL. What is causing this? Is it a program, a virus, a setting that needs to be changed.

        Thanks,
        Boilingmud.

      • #751694
        WSjscher2000
        AskWoody Lounger

        Although it’s a lot of work for this purpose, you could install the ZoneAlarm firewall and see what programs it says are trying to access the Internet. You can deny access to any you don’t like, and reconfigure the others. As a bonus, it’s a pretty good firewall. smile

        • #752123
          WSboilingmud
          AskWoody Lounger

          I already have a firewall called AGNITUM OUTPOST FIREWALL. Is that better than ZoneAlarm? Will it do the same thing as Zone Alarm?

        • #752124
          WSboilingmud
          AskWoody Lounger

          I already have a firewall called AGNITUM OUTPOST FIREWALL. Is that better than ZoneAlarm? Will it do the same thing as Zone Alarm?

        • #752133
          WSboilingmud
          AskWoody Lounger

          You seem to know what you’re talking about so you can tell me what’s going on.

          I’m not sure how outpost firewall works but all this was coming up in my BLOCKED list

          REASON: ICMP Traffic
          Application: n/a
          REMOTE PORT: Echo Request
          Direction: Inbound
          Protocol: ICMP

          Now if it’s in the BLOCKED list, doesn’t that mean that it’s BLOCKED!

          thanks.

          • #752137
            WSjscher2000
            AskWoody Lounger

            Yes, that’s an inbound PING packet that your firewall rejected or threw in the garbage. What would be really interesting is to see what applications are sending out.

            Does Agnitum/Outpost let you lock down outbound transmissions by application? Most firewalls let you block particular port numbers or services, but very few let you say “yes to iTunes” and “no to RealAudio,” etc. And even “application” blocking is imperfect because applications apparently can use components of Internet Explorer to evade detection.

            Maybe if you turn off all outbound connectivity in the firewall and then see if it identifies what kind of packet wnats to go out, and to where, that will be just as useful?

            • #752421
              WSunkamunka
              AskWoody Lounger

              If Agnitum Outpost does not lock down Outbound Traffic by Application, then Sygate Personal Firewall does. As for the IE component issue, you always have the choice of locking down IE! laugh

            • #752422
              WSunkamunka
              AskWoody Lounger

              If Agnitum Outpost does not lock down Outbound Traffic by Application, then Sygate Personal Firewall does. As for the IE component issue, you always have the choice of locking down IE! laugh

          • #752138
            WSjscher2000
            AskWoody Lounger

            Yes, that’s an inbound PING packet that your firewall rejected or threw in the garbage. What would be really interesting is to see what applications are sending out.

            Does Agnitum/Outpost let you lock down outbound transmissions by application? Most firewalls let you block particular port numbers or services, but very few let you say “yes to iTunes” and “no to RealAudio,” etc. And even “application” blocking is imperfect because applications apparently can use components of Internet Explorer to evade detection.

            Maybe if you turn off all outbound connectivity in the firewall and then see if it identifies what kind of packet wnats to go out, and to where, that will be just as useful?

        • #752134
          WSboilingmud
          AskWoody Lounger

          You seem to know what you’re talking about so you can tell me what’s going on.

          I’m not sure how outpost firewall works but all this was coming up in my BLOCKED list

          REASON: ICMP Traffic
          Application: n/a
          REMOTE PORT: Echo Request
          Direction: Inbound
          Protocol: ICMP

          Now if it’s in the BLOCKED list, doesn’t that mean that it’s BLOCKED!

          thanks.

      • #751695
        WSjscher2000
        AskWoody Lounger

        Although it’s a lot of work for this purpose, you could install the ZoneAlarm firewall and see what programs it says are trying to access the Internet. You can deny access to any you don’t like, and reconfigure the others. As a bonus, it’s a pretty good firewall. smile

      • #751696
        DaveA
        AskWoody_MVP

        It could be your email program, Windows Update, any software requesting a update, weather station, news feed, stock watcher and the likes of Real Player has been to be included on this list.

        I agree with the above post, install ZoneAlarm of any other firewall so you can control what is using your Internet connection.

        DaveA I am so far behind, I think I am First
        Genealogy....confusing the dead and annoying the living

      • #751697
        DaveA
        AskWoody_MVP

        It could be your email program, Windows Update, any software requesting a update, weather station, news feed, stock watcher and the likes of Real Player has been to be included on this list.

        I agree with the above post, install ZoneAlarm of any other firewall so you can control what is using your Internet connection.

        DaveA I am so far behind, I think I am First
        Genealogy....confusing the dead and annoying the living

      • #751978
        WSR2
        AskWoody Lounger

        Our dear friend WindowsUpdate calling home? ;-]

      • #751979
        WSR2
        AskWoody Lounger

        Our dear friend WindowsUpdate calling home? ;-]

      • #752509
        WSDenGar
        AskWoody Lounger

        Is the connection dial-up? If so, you might check out this thread: post 267574

      • #752510
        WSDenGar
        AskWoody Lounger

        Is the connection dial-up? If so, you might check out this thread: post 267574

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