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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dr. Dos, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Dr. Dos

    Dr. Dos Flightless Bird

    I ran netstat -a to see what was running under tcp.
    The response showed strange several URLs that my computer
    was connected to. Since I was NOT connected via the dsl
    modem, I do not understand how these urls appeared. My dsl
    provider is mcleodusa, yet netstat showed me as connected to
    1E100.com (Google), comcast.net, charter.com, optin.com,
    alamaitechnologies.com, united.com and more. When I
    commanded ipconfig /release, these all went away. When I
    commanded ipconfig /renew some came back, some new ones
    appeared. I also saw my dsl provider but under the name
    baptist-100.flexabit.net url. Totally strange. How can this
    be stopped? This is NOT about viruses or spy bots.
    Thanks for the information
     
  2. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    "Dr. Dos" wrote:

    > I ran netstat -a to see what was running under tcp.
    > The response showed strange several URLs that my computer
    > was connected to. Since I was NOT connected via the dsl
    > modem, I do not understand how these urls appeared. My dsl
    > provider is mcleodusa, yet netstat showed me as connected to
    > 1E100.com (Google), comcast.net, charter.com, optin.com,
    > alamaitechnologies.com, united.com and more. When I
    > commanded ipconfig /release, these all went away. When I
    > commanded ipconfig /renew some came back, some new ones
    > appeared. I also saw my dsl provider but under the name
    > baptist-100.flexabit.net url. Totally strange. How can this
    > be stopped? This is NOT about viruses or spy bots.
    > Thanks for the information
    > .
    >


    alamaitechnologies.com is just another Microsoft connection, optin.com, may
    be a connection to ad ware, do you have any software to clean malware from
    your pc?
    Malwarebytes is a good one.
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    sgopus wrote:
    >
    > "Dr. Dos" wrote:
    >
    >> I ran netstat -a to see what was running under tcp.
    >> The response showed strange several URLs that my computer
    >> was connected to. Since I was NOT connected via the dsl
    >> modem, I do not understand how these urls appeared. My dsl
    >> provider is mcleodusa, yet netstat showed me as connected to
    >> 1E100.com (Google), comcast.net, charter.com, optin.com,
    >> alamaitechnologies.com, united.com and more. When I
    >> commanded ipconfig /release, these all went away. When I
    >> commanded ipconfig /renew some came back, some new ones
    >> appeared. I also saw my dsl provider but under the name
    >> baptist-100.flexabit.net url. Totally strange. How can this
    >> be stopped? This is NOT about viruses or spy bots.
    >> Thanks for the information
    >> .
    >>

    >
    > alamaitechnologies.com is just another Microsoft connection, optin.com, may
    > be a connection to ad ware, do you have any software to clean malware from
    > your pc?
    > Malwarebytes is a good one.


    I think that is Akamai Technologies.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akamai_Technologies

    Paul
     
  4. Dr. Dos

    Dr. Dos Flightless Bird

    Paul wrote:
    > sgopus wrote:
    >>
    >> "Dr. Dos" wrote:
    >>
    >>> I ran netstat -a to see what was running under tcp.
    >>> The response showed strange several URLs that my computer was
    >>> connected to. Since I was NOT connected via the dsl modem, I do not
    >>> understand how these urls appeared. My dsl provider is mcleodusa, yet
    >>> netstat showed me as connected to 1E100.com (Google), comcast.net,
    >>> charter.com, optin.com, alamaitechnologies.com, united.com and more.
    >>> When I commanded ipconfig /release, these all went away. When I
    >>> commanded ipconfig /renew some came back, some new ones appeared. I
    >>> also saw my dsl provider but under the name baptist-100.flexabit.net
    >>> url. Totally strange. How can this be stopped? This is NOT about
    >>> viruses or spy bots.
    >>> Thanks for the information
    >>> .
    >>>

    >>
    >> alamaitechnologies.com is just another Microsoft connection,
    >> optin.com, may be a connection to ad ware, do you have any software to
    >> clean malware from your pc?
    >> Malwarebytes is a good one.

    >
    > I think that is Akamai Technologies.
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akamai_Technologies
    >
    > Paul


    Thank you both.
    I am sure each of these TCP/IP url links are
    who/what they say they are. The question is how
    do these IP addresses show up as active links in
    my computer, especially since/when I am not
    connected to them or use them, such as
    comcast.com, charter.com 1e100.com and so forth.
    Where do these come from and how do I stop them?
     
  5. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Dr. Dos wrote:
    > Paul wrote:
    >> sgopus wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Dr. Dos" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I ran netstat -a to see what was running under tcp.
    >>>> The response showed strange several URLs that my computer was
    >>>> connected to. Since I was NOT connected via the dsl modem, I do not
    >>>> understand how these urls appeared. My dsl provider is mcleodusa,
    >>>> yet netstat showed me as connected to 1E100.com (Google),
    >>>> comcast.net, charter.com, optin.com, alamaitechnologies.com,
    >>>> united.com and more. When I commanded ipconfig /release, these all
    >>>> went away. When I commanded ipconfig /renew some came back, some new
    >>>> ones appeared. I also saw my dsl provider but under the name
    >>>> baptist-100.flexabit.net url. Totally strange. How can this be
    >>>> stopped? This is NOT about viruses or spy bots.
    >>>> Thanks for the information
    >>>> .
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> alamaitechnologies.com is just another Microsoft connection,
    >>> optin.com, may be a connection to ad ware, do you have any software
    >>> to clean malware from your pc?
    >>> Malwarebytes is a good one.

    >>
    >> I think that is Akamai Technologies.
    >>
    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akamai_Technologies
    >>
    >> Paul

    >
    > Thank you both.
    > I am sure each of these TCP/IP url links are who/what they say they are.
    > The question is how do these IP addresses show up as active links in my
    > computer, especially since/when I am not connected to them or use them,
    > such as comcast.com, charter.com 1e100.com and so forth. Where do these
    > come from and how do I stop them?


    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490947.aspx

    TCP/IP has "connection states", and a connection can be listed
    after it is no longer being used. On Windows, I don't know what the
    upper limit would be, for removal from the netstat display. It
    might take a couple minutes, for them to disappear completely,
    if the connection was closed. So in addition to noting the hostname
    of the connection, you might also want to take note of the
    state, such as "CLOSE_WAIT". The names of these states are
    used on other OSes as well, so you can look for articles on
    virtually any OS, and get similar information.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/137984

    Paul
     
  6. Dr. Dos

    Dr. Dos Flightless Bird

    Paul wrote:
    > Dr. Dos wrote:
    >> Paul wrote:
    >>> sgopus wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> "Dr. Dos" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I ran netstat -a to see what was running under tcp.
    >>>>> The response showed strange several URLs that my computer was
    >>>>> connected to. Since I was NOT connected via the dsl modem, I do not
    >>>>> understand how these urls appeared. My dsl provider is mcleodusa,
    >>>>> yet netstat showed me as connected to 1E100.com (Google),
    >>>>> comcast.net, charter.com, optin.com, alamaitechnologies.com,
    >>>>> united.com and more. When I commanded ipconfig /release, these all
    >>>>> went away. When I commanded ipconfig /renew some came back, some
    >>>>> new ones appeared. I also saw my dsl provider but under the name
    >>>>> baptist-100.flexabit.net url. Totally strange. How can this be
    >>>>> stopped? This is NOT about viruses or spy bots.
    >>>>> Thanks for the information
    >>>>> .
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> alamaitechnologies.com is just another Microsoft connection,
    >>>> optin.com, may be a connection to ad ware, do you have any software
    >>>> to clean malware from your pc?
    >>>> Malwarebytes is a good one.
    >>>
    >>> I think that is Akamai Technologies.
    >>>
    >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akamai_Technologies
    >>>
    >>> Paul

    >>
    >> Thank you both.
    >> I am sure each of these TCP/IP url links are who/what they say they
    >> are. The question is how do these IP addresses show up as active links
    >> in my computer, especially since/when I am not connected to them or
    >> use them, such as comcast.com, charter.com 1e100.com and so forth.
    >> Where do these come from and how do I stop them?

    >
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490947.aspx
    >
    > TCP/IP has "connection states", and a connection can be listed
    > after it is no longer being used. On Windows, I don't know what the
    > upper limit would be, for removal from the netstat display. It
    > might take a couple minutes, for them to disappear completely,
    > if the connection was closed. So in addition to noting the hostname
    > of the connection, you might also want to take note of the
    > state, such as "CLOSE_WAIT". The names of these states are
    > used on other OSes as well, so you can look for articles on
    > virtually any OS, and get similar information.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/137984
    >
    > Paul

    Paul,
    Thanks.
     

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