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Network traffic/bandwidth monitor that tracks GLOBAL network traffic

Q: Network traffic/bandwidth monitor that tracks GLOBAL network traffic

Is there a good network traffic/broadband monitor that actually keeps track of ALL (really ALL) traffic in a network?
I have used quite a few (eg, Ethereal, ntop, network probe) but all of them kinda keep track of only traffic that is coming in and out of the PC they are run from.

I need one that really tracks every single transaction that goes on in the network, including PCs talking to PCs, PCs talking to servers, servers talking to PCs, PCs talking to printers, etc.

Would help a great deal if they are FREE too!

Anyone know of any good ones?

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Preferred Solution: Network traffic/bandwidth monitor that tracks GLOBAL network traffic

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A: Network traffic/bandwidth monitor that tracks GLOBAL network traffic

Hi.

You may find something here...

http://www.freewarehome.com/Internet/Networking/Network_Monitoring_t.html

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I keep getting this alert despite the amount of resources that I add to my Gateway.  
Our DC and Gateway are running virtually in VMware.  Distributed Virtual Switches are not an option so I have to resort to configuring Promiscuous Port Group.  
I configured a Promiscuous Port Group on the same Virtual Switch that the DC (and the rest of our servers) is connected , and assigned it the same VLAN ID as the DC. 
ATA is capturing and reporting traffic but I continually receive an alert for some network traffic is not being analyzed.  I have thrown double the resources at our Gateway's
than what the sizing tool identified, and still receive this alert.  At this point I have 24GB of RAM and 10 Cores allocated to my Gateway which is only capturing reporting on 1 DC.  At this point I am about ready to scrap ATA because of how resource
intense it is.  
Any ideas or suggestions?  Does it sound like I have the Promiscuous Port Group configured correctly, or is it possible that I am capturing ALL traffic for the VLAN assigned?  

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Do you need a certain program?
 

A:How do you monitor network traffic at home?

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Hello, This is my first post and to be a bit of an ignorant so and so I am stragith away jumping into asking a bone question. My apologies for taking advantage of your good nature like this.

My question is; I wish to monitor the traffic on a network card on a Vista computer as I am trying to figure out why an anti virus software is not running. I need to be able to see the messages that the AV update is giving out, i.e. requesting update from ... listening on port .... nothing heard ....

I don't even know if there is anything like this out there. If I am talking nonsense, my apologies.

Many thanks in advance

A:monitor network traffic on an interface

Hello mockingbirdfan

Welcome to TSF

We have a staff of techs who have a wide variety of skills and will be able to help you with your problem, This is not my area of expertise, and that one of the Team members who can help them will be along shortly.

regards


Craig

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hey guys -

I've just built a new w2k server, sp4, and the machine never exactly idles - i have DU meter running and there's a constant upload/download (approximately 15kb/120kb) but I'm unable to figure out what's causing it.

So, I'm looking for a freeware/shareware tool that will be able to tell me what applications, services or processes are causing the traffic.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Tool to monitor network traffic?

www.ethereal.com is an excellent network monitor, and it's free.
 

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Does anyone know of a program that can monitor the network traffic on my home network. I have LAN parties at my house every so often and people like to torrent and stuff when others are playing games, causing horrible lag. I need a way to monitor this. It would be great if I could just get a program to show packets going through and have them labeled by the computername of the destination for the packet.

Iv'e tried a couple programs from download.com but their just not really what i'm looking for.
 

A:Need a simple way to monitor network traffic and computers

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I'm resurrecting an old thread regarding monitoring traffic.It's from 2006. I suspect there is some more recent.

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/496409-need-simple-way-monitor-network.html

Looking for any "Newer" recommendations on monitoring networks. (Free would be good)

My set-up is a (Small network for home use and small computer repair biz)
2Wire(Bell) - 4 port modem/router with wireless -> Switch -> Hub(s) workshop -> to computers (wired and Wireless)

Any direction apprecaited.
 

A:Need a simple way to monitor network traffic and computers

Nagios
 

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My network seems to be slowing way down. I have basic networking knowledge and moderate Server knowledge. I, however, do not have very good analyzer skills.

Just like how we have an awsome sticky on RAID, I was wondering if we could have one on analyzing tools.

Personally I am looking for something either built into Server 2003, downloadable form Microsoft, or even free or expensive software that lets me monitor my network for traffic problems.

I am getting lots of users who are connected to a database on our server, and about every 5 minutes it looses the connection. I am trying to track the problem and don't know where to start.
 

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I come to you as a PC ignoramus in need of some expert advice with regards to a serious issue I am facing,
 
I have had hackers completely takeover my network and have not only taken control of all webtraffic from the network on all devices but also have installed some form of software which stops me from changing AV etc,
 
Only reason I noticed is I went TCPview (Will attach pictures) and noticed these connections, i have tried reinstalling and it only comes on as soon as I connect to the network.
 
Also, I have run Spyhunter and it is consistently coming up with large amounts of cookies threats
 
Namely 207, Sex -??,
 
Name: Media
Path: C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cookies::ipinfo_13054458043766831
^
1stat.com
 
Severdyby and numerous others
 
 
I have no idea what to do and need your assistance, Its much appreciated BC members
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17239  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Owner at 17:43:06 on 2014-09-06
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.61.1033.18.6098.3272 [GMT 10:00]
.
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
FW: AVG update module *Enabled* {36AFA1E1-4CDC-7EF8-11EE-C77C3581ABA2}
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A:Complete Network takeover - Whole network traffic hijacked + PCs Infected HELP!!

Anyone able to help me?
 
Would be much appreciated

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I'm not sure if I'm trying to do the impossible but I'll explain the situation.

I have this roommate that is excessively consuming the majority of the networks bandwidth. I've blocked all service ports except for 443, 80, and a few other ones used for every day task. The problem is that he is still consuming a ton of bandwidth, I'm guessing by streaming or downloading through HTTP.

I have *two* WGR614v10 router, and a Realtek PCIe LAN card controller at my disposal. I attempted to set QoS settings on what we will call Base Router. That did not seem to do the trick because router QoS only blocks ports and slows upload speed. Since that did not work I hid the SSID/MAC filtered connections to the Base Router and then connected my computer to the Base Router and rebroadcasted the signal using a Secondary Router using a shared connection, which I gave him access to. The point of this was an attempt to control bandwidth through the Realtek LAN card; I am not having any luck with this though. I've set the adapter to 10Mbps at half duplex already.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can look into for limiting bandwidth? I want him to have Internet but not abuse it like he's doing because that is not what we agreed upon.

A:How to limit network traffic speeds with a network card?

If you want to solve the issue using your existing equipment, you can try dd-wrt on one WGR614v10. See this thread (DD-WRT Forum :: View topic - WGR614v10 Support - Jump to post 9) which claims that there is a dd-wrt flash for WNR1000v3 which works on WGR614v10. Then look a thread like this (DD-WRT Forum :: View topic - Steps for Permanently limit Bandwidth of a PC using DD-WRT ?) to setup the limits. You can start a new thread in those forums if you want someone to walk you thru the steps.

Or you can just buy a router/access point that has a bandwidth limiting feature for each SSID that it broadcasts.

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I have about 300 computers on my network and want to isolate a department. That department is generating to much traffic. I don't know if I should use a bridge,Ethernet switch or create a workgroup for them. I still need the deparment to be on the same network.

Thank You,

julia
 

A:Traffic on the Network

A workgroup won't really help with router traffic. It's just a logical arrangement for the computers.

I don't honestly know enough to say whether a bridge would be better, but I would think a switch would be more cost effective.

Hopefully someone with a bit more knowledge about this will reply soon.
 

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Dear All,

I want to monitor my network traffic. Which tool I will have to use for that and how to monitor network traffic. Please help me everyone because this is very important question which I will have to face in interview.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Network Traffic

http://www.wireshark.org/
 

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Hello,

I have a LAN of about 10 computers and we conect to internet via a switch. I want a software to monitor which computer consumes internet speed

A:Network traffic

Would resmon not do the trick?

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Can anyone walk me through trying to fix my networking issue? Is that allowed in this section?

If so, I've got a computer connected to our network, and it's able to access all the other computers on the network, but trying to access it from the server and I get nothing. Even trying to ping it from the command prompt it times out. However, pinging the server from the computer it kicks back immediately. It's not a firewall issue because I've turned it off and still cannot connect to it from the server. I recently had to remove some scareware from this computer, and that's when the networking issue started.

Any ideas?
 

A:One-way traffic on a network

*ping*

Anyone?

ICMP enabled, DHCP enabled, firewall off. Nothing doing. Workstation sees everything on the network and can access shared folders and ping all other workstations. But the rest of the workstations and the server "see" the troubled workstation, but cannot contact it.
 

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I use NetMeter to monitor in and outbound traffic to my computer, and starting a coupple of months ago, every once and a while, a series of a thousand or so 2.25 to 3Mb/s upload spikes start, amounting for almost 1Gb per day!!!!!

the spikes occur every 20 seconds, like clockwork.

i'll post a screenshot from netmeter next time it happens.

the odd thing is, no antivirus i've tried has found anything! same goes for antispyware!

whenever i start deleteing processes from the process list, it stops, then comes back after a coupple of minutes! also, if i am running on wifi, plug in my network cable, wait for it to connect, and disable wifi, the pulses subside for a bit, then come back!

i'm concerned because of the incredible ammount of data involved, and, it seems to have been increasing iver the past month.

Luckily, all the important data on my machine is encrypted, but, if the spikes are a data transfer, encryption won't mean $#!7.

any ideas?
screenshot comming soon.
 

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hi,

I have downloaded an SSH server called WinSSHD and an SSH client called Tunnelier. I'm attempting to have traffic encrypted on my home network.

The way i am attempting this is with a client to server setup, which means that traffic from laptop one is encrypted by the client which is also on laptop one, then sent to the server to be decrypted, and the server then sends that traffic to its final destination which is laptop two. The question i have is this... isn't this pointless if i have the ssh server on the same computer as the ssh client? Because then the traffic is sent to the client, encrypted, sent to the server, decrypted... all while being on my local machine! It's then tramsmitted unencrypted to the second laptop. Is that what happens? If i'm right about this, then are there any web based SSH servers which can be used instead of a local one installed on my machine? And i know a solution might be to install the server on laptop two, but this isn't how i'd like to achieve this.

Thanks for any repiles.
 

A:trying to encrypt network traffic using SSH

Only the portion of the traffic between Tunnelier and WinSSHD is encrypted. If Tunnelier and WinSSHD are on the same machine, then no external traffic is encrypted. In order to encrypt the network traffic, you need to install the SSH server on the machine you are accessing.

If you cannot do this, you need to install some crypto software on the destination machine, which crypto software needs to interoperate with the software installed on the source machine. I.e., if it's not SSH, then it needs to be something else, but whatever technology you choose, the crypto needs to be on both machines.

Using an internet server won't help you for encrypting local network traffic, unless, again, you install some software on both machines that accesses the internet server securely and passes the data through it. Such a solution will also be considerably slower than a straight LAN connection.
 

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I have a port replicator 3001RP  and noticed that when connecting ethernet, it will constantly send ICMP and SNMP to my Default Gateway, is this normal behavior? It's really chatty, do anyone know if is possible to disable this behaviour. \Mattias

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Hello,
I am having problems printing. I need to capture the traffic from the workstation across the network, to the printer. I believe the problem is actually with the printer itself (such as the nic card, or the system board) but I would like to have some to show the tech from the printer company as they have tried to blame it on our network in the past.

I assume what I need is a sniffer, but if there is one out there a little more user friendly then another that would help.

Thanks in advance
damon
 

A:Capture network traffic

I use WireShark as a protocol sniffer.
 

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I've got a client who has his office in his home. Unfortunately, his two teenaged sons are also on the network with their own PC's. Last month there was over 200 GB's of traffic through the ISP. I've gone through the business end of the network and haven't found any viruses or spyware (due dilligence) and I know its those two little *$#^. Of course, the owner thinks the kids are the best thing since sliced bread, so he's pointing the finger at me. Soooo...I need to not only capture packets as they route through the server, but I need to determine the nature of the packets either via protocol or better yet application, and it would be nice to determine the IP they're coming from. I'm sure they're doing extensive file sharing, but other than getting onto their PC's I can't prove it.
Can someone suggest an app that can provide this kind of detail? I've tried Ethereal but I either dont' understand the logs or they simply don't provide the info I need.

Thanks!
 

A:Determining network traffic on LAN

I remember seeing hardware that does this for you, I forget the name of it but I'll look around.
 

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First off, I am not sure if this is where this post goes. This seems to be the best thread since my question sort of falls in the security side of things.

OK, say I have a network setup at my house. Someone brings over a laptop and plugs it into my network. Would it be possible to tell what program they are running on their computer from one of my computers without accessing their computer? Say, the program requires HTTPS port to remain open and the program runs non-stop while the computer is plugged in. Is there a way to figure out what program they are running or what website they are connecting to is?
 

A:Network Traffic Question.

Yes and no. If their computer has a firewall (and you don't have access to their computer), you cannot tell what programs they are running. That's one of the purposes of firewalls.

However, once they leave their computer, you can detect this.

One way is to put a sniffer on your network. That will tell you what traffic is passing by. Although there are plenty of free sniffers out there, very few will put your network card in promiscuous mode (the mode it needs to be in to see their traffic).

Second, try checking your router. Many keep logs of all the connections they make.

Third, install a proxy server. That way, all web traffic would have to hit the proxy in order to get out to the Internet. That way, you can see everything.

Finally, you could install a DNS server on your network and point everyone to it using whatever DHCP server you use. All requests for web traffic would then be routed through your DNS server which would cache the responses. I use one to speed up web browsing (my ISPs DNS servers are not that great), but you could use it to check traffic through the cache if you wanted to.

FYI: Most businesses use option 3.

Courtney
 

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While I'm playing Battlefield 2, I get a warning of a connection problem. This lasts about 4 seconds, then again about 3 seconds after that. This used to happen once every half hour or so, but its become much more frequent, to the point where the game is unplayable.

I have a network meter gadget on the desktop and I've noticed a spike in traffic at about the same intervals. At first, I thought it was Skype or Avast to blame, but I can count them out after stopping each one.

I need some way to log which program accesses the network at what time, so I can compare the spikes to the correct time and hopefully find the program responsible. Is this possible?

A:Can network traffic be logged?

Here are a couple possibilities. I have used both with Windows XP Pro but tested neither with Windows 7.

Wireshark will log all packets, which will allow you to analyze what sites the traffic is to and examine the packets themselves to whatever depth you care to look. I've seen references to running this on Win 7, even 64-bit.

The SAX2 Intrusion Detection System is perhaps a simpler approach; it will show you the connections that are open and the number of packets sent to each connection. Vista is listed as a supported OS but I've seen no mention of Windows 7.

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I have 10 Windows XP Clients, 1 Windows 2000 Advanced Server configured as a domain controller, 1 Windows 2000 Advanced Server with SQL Server 7.0 installed and 1 Windows 2000 Workstation.

Here is the problem:

When the Win2000 workstation logs on in the morning and gets into the system, everyone else slows to almost a complete stop. If I unplug the Domain Controller after she logs on, everyone else speeds back up. If the domain controller is not plugged in the win2000 workstation can't log on. This is a serious problem and I can't figure out why the network would slow. My Domain Controller is the only machine with a 10 MBPS ethernet card. The SQL server sits outside the domain in a workgroup.

My boss is really pissed off because this has been going on for weeks now.

Please Help,

Thanks,

Stiltz
 

A:Network traffic problem

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I'm looking for a good network analyzer software that allows me to monitor the network. maybe have some features on discovering devices, ports, bandwidth in a certain amount of time, etc. Thanks.
 

A:network traffic analyzer

That would depend on the network topology. Any global network monitoring will have to be done with access to a common point where all the traffic converges. Addressed traffic between workstations will go directly between them via any switches and gateways in the path, so you can't do this with just a workstation.
 

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I have a DI 804 Router
I had 2 computers connected to it
This morning i just connected a third one to it

And well, i notice that my ping is higher now in games

200 before

Around maybe 230 to 300 now

How can i fix this problem?
 

A:Network traffic? Lagging!

Let's move you to networking for better assistance.
 

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I have a Linksys wireless AP and 3 computers connected via wireless adapter. I want the main computer (the one with the DSL and AP connected to it) to have the most bandwidth. Is there a way to limit the 3 wireless clients so that they have a connection speed that is less than that of the main computer so they wont slow me down? Thanks
 

A:Limit network traffic.

http://www.bandwidthcontroller.com/
 

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Is there a way I can measure the bits/second going into/out of a given network port number - such as 9090? I need to separate the rate of network traffic going through port 9090 vs other ports (such as port 80, for example). 

Is there a program that will provide that information?

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We start using Microsoft ATA within our environment, but the following events keep popping up;
Gateway, DCx, is receiving more network traffic than it can process. A portion of the network traffic is not analyzed.
We disabled the offload settings on our NICs on both the DC's and the ATA Server.
The DC's and the ATA Server are both running Server 2016 and we are using the lightweight client.
The output of the sizing tool:

The DC Specs;
DC1; Physical 40CPU, 32GB
DC2; Hyper-V, 16CPU, 32GB
DC3; Physical, 20CPU, 32GB
DC4; Hyper-V, 16CPU, 32GB
The ATA Server Specs;
ATACENTER; Hyper-V, 16CPU, 48GB
Especially DC1 generates lot's of this notifications.

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Hello, so we have Comcast internet and have recently been hit with a Data cap of 1 TB per month. Anyways we have never come close to 1 TB, 615 GB at most which even that I think is high for only really 2 people that use the internet in the household while 3 people use the internet one of them uses it rarely and does no Netflix or youtube or anything of the sort. Anyways this month Comcast's data meter claims we've used over 110% of our data and show us at like 1140+ some GB's used already which for 2 people and sometimes 3 is really not accurate in my opinion even though they claim it's accurate. So even though we've never gone over before and never even come close to our cap this month it's showing and telling us we have/our. So to get to the point I want to know if there is a good way for me to monitor and easily see what's on my network and what's using all the bandwidth that Comcast is claiming I we are using so I can compare it vs there own meter which I feel is very inaccurate and if not then see if something happened that for some reason caused this huge spike in data usage. I have called them but they were no real help and just kept explaining/asking me if I know we have a cap and or if I know that playing video games or watching Netflix uses data which I do I mean I am not stupid, I even used Comcast's own data usage thing where I inputted how many hours of streaming video a day or video game playing. Anyways I set that to... Read more

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Hiyas

Let me just explain the situation before asking my question. In South Africa on the broadband lines, which our fastest is only half as fast as the slowest offered elsewhere in the world, we now have the added pleasure of hard capping. Meaning that when we hit our cap limit of 3Gb of data we get cut off from the net. No browsing of even local sites like it used to be. Lately on our account we've been getting downloads of around 144Mb a day. We're not on long enough between jobs to use that about of data transfer. I've been monitoring my bandwidth usage and i've yet to use 4Mb today.

So what i'm wanting to know is this. All our computers connect to the net through our server. I'm wanting a program to put on there to monitor who goes where, and how much they're downloading. The amount of data they're using is the most important part, we don't really mind where they're looking. There's only four of us so it's quite transparent what's happening around here.

Does anyone know of a decent package that can do this? Preferably something that won't break the bank.

Regards
BW
 

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can anybody plz tell what software is realy good to analyse network traffic.

my requirements are

I have a big network lots of user a connected but sometimes some of the users chatting, downlading big big files so the network becomes very slow.that i want to inspect the traffic that which user is using the net for that activity etc etc

plz update me asap
 

A:network traffic analising

Depending on where you put the program, Ethereal analyzes network traffic.

Also a proxy server should kill most of the problems.
 

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I am going to be using a lot of unsecured wifi, and need to tunnel all my network traffic using SSH to a computer at my house. Does anyone know how to do this? I have read some guides, but they talk about only internet explorer and not everything I am sending out, including pings and DNS requests. Any help would be great.

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Hi

I would Like to know about freewares that allows me to observe activities in my network what and which program is using my internet connection weather it is in the background or foreground.

as an example. I have msn and firefox running, yet I would Like to know about background apps like the svchost. or any other things. I am not talking about spyware here but I am suspecting someone around my neighborhood using my internet connection without permission. though I have a firewall and wep encryption code on my router.

are there any suggestions to my solution here? is my first step correct?
 

A:network traffic abserving

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When i connect to the internet(broadband) of late, i notice excessive network traffic.I installed Sygate Personal Firewall a couple of months ago after going through this forum. What I'd like to know is which processes should be allowed access via the firewall. Recently, I've seen warnings like "Port Scan Attack Logged"I hope i've been able to make some sense. I've included the HijackThis logfile below.ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:07:18 PM, on 8/18/2007Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\system32&... Read more

A:Excessive Network Traffic

Hi brindanaik,

If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks for your patience.

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Is there a program for windows XP pro out there that I could use to trace the source program that is causing excess network traffic (seems to be datagram traffic as it is in most cases only outgoing without replies)?

I have tried "task manager" and it gives me little indication of the offending program as the CPU usage is so low across all the programs using CPU.

Not sure if this is related but my Norton Antivirus now seems not to be able to get definition updates and the subscription is still valid until 2004??

I used a packet sniffer to identify the traffic and most of it seems to be going outside the local network to many different IP addresses.

Is there a way of setting up or checking a log to identify the program?

Cheers
 

A:PC Causing Network Traffic

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I know this sounds funny but my network has been running really slow since we installed the DST patches. I thought it was Mcafee but have taken it completely out of the picture and its still really slow. Did a virus check & spyware and got nothing. Even when I print something it takes 2 minutes to finally print.
 

A:Network traffic is slow

What are the system specifications? Computer, RAM, Windows....etc.

Do you have an active anti-virus now? What is running when you look at the processes in the task manager....can you attach a screen shot?
 

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Hello all.
 
I have a 50 user network with multiple switches and WAPs.  Im noticing that all the activity lights on all ports are constantly showing traffic.  I would imagine that one of my computers is doing some sort of port blasting or spaming.  How do I go about finding that computer?
 
Thank you,
 
Scott

A:Excessive Network Traffic

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Hey guys I have an issue that im not sure is an issue but im pretty sure it is as my other pc isnt doing it. My computer constantly is sending and receiving data. even though im not downloading anything. or updating or am on any instant messenger, nothing is running that should need internet yet, constantly there is traffic.

Now I normally prolly wouldnt think much of it but i have another computer in the same state just sitting there doing nothing. So that worries me. Ive run AVG, Mcafee, Spybot and adaware and all of them turned up nothing (other than the usual like tracking cookies annd the sort). Anyone have any suggestions on what I could run next to try and resolve this please Thanks. Rlincoln24

Additionally if anyone knows of a tool that will allow me to monitor my network connection and see waht is using it where data is going and what not id appreciate it thanks.

A:Constant Network Traffic

Look in the Task Manager and see what applications and processes are running.

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Hi Everyone and thank you for taking a look.

I work on a road project in a rural area here in SL and we have very limited internet connectivity in my office of just 120gb package per month.

but here other employees are using this to download torrents and they have already eaten up 70gb on this month's package. so my bosses are asking me to control the traffic.

so heres the situation, we have setup a network using dhcp and this router (Tplink TD-W8950ND) doent have QOS settings to block incoming ports but to block outgoing traffic from ports(I really hope of blocking p2p ports, thats why I mentioned about port blocking).
I have a computer with administrative rights connected to the router directly and some of those other computers are connected as well with administrative rights. so we cant disconnect them by force as it would cost some complications.

so in short, what I wanna do is to block all the incoming p2p traffic on the network so we may save some bandwidth and data for office use. how can I do this on this situation?
(note: ipcop or anything requires to use a whole separate computer to setup a firewall or something like that isn't an option here. )
Thank You very much and any help is greatly appreciated

A:Blocking p2p traffic on network

Hi,

There is no fool-proof way to block all P2P traffic on a network with non-enterprise equipment, particularly brands like TPLINK.

The problem with P2P programs is they can change the ports they use. Additionally, if your router supports uPNP (and most do), ports can be forwarded via upnp. Some p2p programs can randomise their port too.

Some of the methods you can use to reduce the P2P traffic are:

1). Use OpenDNS and select the P2P/File sharing category.
2). Block known P2P ports.
3). Grab a higher end router
4). Set up packet filtering rules for specific machines (by IP or MAC address)
5). Use a proxy server.
6). Install a third party firewall (such as PIX or Kerio), for blocking some conent.

This list is by no means exhaustive.

for (4) above: At the risk of being too technical, with packet filtering you will get a good level of control. You could open only those ports needed for business use (such as 80, 443, 21, 25, 110), and use a "Implicit Deny" which means that everything else is blocked. But as I said, this is a fairly technical solution. If you're not familiar with packet filtering you'll need to find someone who is.

Here is a site that gives a little info on common port usage:
Common Application Ports - Bandwidth Controller

This may also be of use, but it is quite technical.
TCP/IP Ports

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I have a computer that is experiencing much higher than expected network activity. Over the course of a 6 hour period, it received 1.7 GB of data and sent 300 GB; this is actually a mild sample of the last months issues. We have had the computer use as much as two gigs in an hour. It will use data whether people are working on it or not, as long as the computer is powered on.
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:05-03-2016 01
Ran by lks (administrator) on HANDSINHARMONY (30-03-2016 08:29:38)
Running from C:\Users\lks\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: lks & QBDataServiceUser22 (Available Profiles: lks & Lara & QBDataServiceUser22 & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Opera)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
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(Webroot Software, Inc. ) C:\Program Files (x86)\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
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A:Tons of network traffic...

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Hi,

I have a client with a small workgroup network. There are 6 workstations all running Windows 98 SE, and they are using a PC running Windows XP as a file server.

They have a problem with a certain piece of software sticking at random intervals, it will stop responding for a certain amount of time, sometimes a few seconds and other times 10 minutes and then it will suddenly free up and start working again, there is no pattern to it and I cant find any way of replicating the problem. As far as I can tell its down to network bandwidth being eaten up by something on the network but would like to run some software to prove this correct, and obviously determain which machine is using all the bandwidth.

I would like to put some software on there network to monitor the amount of traffic being produced across the network by each workstation, and was wondering if anybody had any recomendations?

Thanks,

Dan
 

A:Network Traffic Monitoring

What kind of software is this?
Is it server based and accessed by the clients?
standalone installed only on the client PC's?
Does it utlize network resources when it is run?

But to answer your question, you can try ethereal (ethereal.com) a very good tool.
 

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if I were to share a secured dsl wifi connection with someone else.. would it be possible for others on the network to sniff or through any other possible means available get access to passwords or content I browse???

A:Traffic Safety on a network

It is possible to have access to a DSL system via a router without sharing local files, after all this is what happens at every coffee shop with free Wifi access

The "trick" is to make sure that the network is set to private which will disable the file and printer sharing and network discovery (by default, unless this has been edited).

If you have an existing multiple user system where sharing is already set-up, and wish to add an extra system with just internet access you should, dependent on your router, be able to enable guest access to the net but with no sharing access, (this may be the best option as the security would be managed in the Router, and i's hardware firewall/NAT)

One thing to ensure whichever way you go is to use strong passwords on all systems and especially the router, (both the wireless security and the router admin account)

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Hi,

I am a network administrator of a Software Company
and using Symentec Corporate Edition 2000.
It is updated on regural basis for every nodes on our
network and our network consists with one Cisco PIX
Firewall which is connected with Cisco switch and all
the computers are connected with the cisco switch.
Every Nodes on our network using PIX internal IP
Address i.e. 192.168.0.2 as a Getway and accessing
broadband(256 KBps) internet, no Proxy is installed
over here.

Now the problem, that we are facing for last two days
are when more number of PCs are starting on LAN, the
packet broabcusting is increasing upto 900KBps which
is showing on firewall inside interface traffic
monitoring software and internet access speed is
becoming slow.

After Scaning all the machine no Virus or Spyware or
worm is being detected.

please help me by proper susession.

Regards,
 

A:Network traffic problem

you may also want to use network monitor to find the problem.

here is the case study we had. quoted from http://www.howtonetworking.com/casestudy/spywareblockinternet1.htm

Case Study - Trojan and spyware block accessing the Internet

Situation: Small Company has a Linksys router connecting to the Internet. In the early morning, accessing to the Internet seems to work fine. After half hour or one hour, accessing to the Internet is slow and slower. Eventually, no one in the office can access the Internet. The temporary solution is reset the router or reboot all computers.

Investigation: 1. We checked and tested all hardware connections such as NIC and cabling. They are OK and they donít have any issues to share files and printers.

2. TCP/IP configuration looks good too. Used nslookup to check the status of DNS and it looked good.

3. Network Monitor and the log of the router listed a lot of packets sent to the router.

Resolution: Based on the Network Monitor and log, we found the problem computer with many Trojan and spyware. After we cleaned the computer and install a firewall, they donít have the same issue any more. A happy ending!

Related Topics

Troubleshooting Internet Access
Troubleshooting Spyware
 

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Hi, does anybody know a tool to manually generate network traffic and to save that traffic into a .pcap file?
 

A:Network Traffic generator

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I have a laptop and a desktop networked through a router. The laptop is attached to a domain (running Win7 Enterprise 32-bit), the desktop is not (running Win7 Professional 32-bit).
In the "Network" folder on the desktop, I can see the desktop and the laptop, and I can access both. Same on the "Network Map".
But on the laptop, in the "Network" folder, I can only see the laptop. Any attempts to access the desktop by IP address or UNC path are met with a network error ("Windows cannot access \\desktop"). The desktop appears in the "Network Map" but it cannot be clicked or otherwise interacted with.
I have a homegroup set up on the desktop but I cannot join it from the laptop.

What do you think I can do to allow the laptop to see the desktop?

A:One-way traffic on home network

Hi atlight, Welcome to Seven Forums.

This is what I did. File sharing.pdf

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Hey Everyone!

Some Background:
I run a file server that I use Windows 7 on (for now) with a RAID array and Teamed NIC's. I take this server to LAN parties and the like and use it as a Steam games backup and distribution center for all the participants at the LAN.

Basically, I backup my entire Steam library to it and make those backups available for anyone to grab if they don't have a specific game installed and would like to play it during the event. This saves a huge amount of Internet usage for us since people downloading 5-30 GB Steam games all day takes forever when you've got 100 people trying to download at once.

These are all placed into a "Steam Backup" directory and shared to the network with Read-only access.

On top of this, I create a "Steam Backup Dropbox" share that has Read and Write access (but not modify). I allow people to place their own Steam game backups in here and once complete, I manually move them into the Steam Backup directory for everyone to share.

Keep in mind, this is all completely legitimate since you need to have the game owned and associated with your Steam account in order to play the game. Even if you take a backup and restore it to your machine without owning it, Steam won't let you launch it since it knows you don't own it.

Onto my question:
I would like to be able to monitor the total amount of data transferred into and out of this server. If possible, I'd like to be able to log the network activity for specific ... Read more

A:Program For Logging Network Traffic

Hi there,

Check out ShareWatch and other freeware here:
4 ways to monitor who is accessing your shared folders/files | Reviews, news, tips, and tricks | dotTechdotTech

Please let us know if this is what you were looking for.

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Hello! Awesome helpful people.

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32-bit computer that had some infections previously, but I believe they are fully resolved at this point. I scan clean with MBAM, Norton Antivirus Online, and Eset's online scanner. The crazy thing is, I still have loads of HDD access. I ran netstat and I see there are tons of connections being made by svchost.exe to high numbered ports in the 65000's range. I ran Process Explorer and it seems like taskeng.exe is responsible, but I'm not savvy enough in this area to know quite what to do about this problem. I'm just using the Windows Firewall. I tried resetting it to defaults, but that doesn't seem to stop all these connections that are being made. It seems like someone is running a P2P server on this machine or something!

Also note:
When I run the Task Scheduler I get the message, "The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with.mcupdate" I'm not sure if this is related or not.

Please help!

A:Network Traffic and HDD access by svchost.exe

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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