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    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.

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    • #751694

      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

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

      • #752124

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

      • #752133

        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

          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

            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

            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

          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

        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

      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

      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

      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

      Our dear friend WindowsUpdate calling home? ;-]

    • #751979

      Our dear friend WindowsUpdate calling home? ;-]

    • #752509

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

    • #752510

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

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