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Windows 8.1 Pro X64 shows unexplained network activity

Q: Windows 8.1 Pro X64 shows unexplained network activity

My system seems to be hogging bandwidth on my home network even when I'm doing nothing on the internet.
I have ensured things like Dropbox etc have been deactivated but still task manager shows quite a bit of activity:-

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A: Windows 8.1 Pro X64 shows unexplained network activity

Are you only one using network ? Few Kb/s are always going to be needed for communication with router.

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Hello all, I have been racking my brain and normally I like to take the time and figure things out myself but this one is either got me running in circles for stuff easily explained, or I am indeed compromised.I have noticed a ton of network activity going off. On avergae I'll have about 3-6K Bps of activity when I go through RT Click: Computer> Manage> Reliability and Performance : Network.Anyways- here is my load out: ------------------System Information------------------Time of this report: 12/7/2009, 10:32:07 Machine name: TOWER Operating System: Windows Vista? Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.090803-2339) 64Bit Language: English (Regional Setting: English)System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion System Model: FK541AA-ABA m9425f BIOS: BIOS Date: 12/16/08 15:33:21 Ver: 5.35 Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz Memory: 6142MB RAM Page File: 1700MB used, 10731MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11================================================================Here is my hijack this log... I dont like the "unknown owner"parts===========================================Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:10:23 AM, on 12/7/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906) 64BitMSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\... Read more

A:Unexplained network activity

Anyone have any ideas on this one? Thanks again.

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Recently I was noticing ping problems on while playing an online game. Soon after that I noticed that webpages are taking longer for me to load and also my downloads are a little slower. I have also began to notice that sometimes my modem will show activity while I am not doing any downloading and uploading. The only thing that may have used my connection automatically that I know of is NIS but I ran Norton auto update while this was happening which means that NIS was NOT already using my connection.

I dont wanna think this is a hacker as I have NIS always on and run liveupdate everyday. How can I find out? Is there some kind of program that will tell me what my modem is doing exactly and is easy for a newb like me to understand?

A:Unexplained internet activity.

Are you on a dial up connection or a cable?

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I've been here before with this question, but now it's come back. I'm using a Wifi access point, and there are three different devices that connect to it-- Two computers (one Win7 and one Ubuntu) and one phone (though, I guess what connects to it is unimportant). When I deactivate the wifi on all three of these, the "Wireless" light on the access point (Belkin G-Wireless Router, if that matters) still shows activity. It is a very, very small amount of activity, but it's still there.

The reason it worries me is because my next-door neighbors have been suspected of being black market dealers for years by most of the neighborhood, including a highway patrolman (no, I'm not kidding). I change my WPA password periodically, but I know there are methods to hack WPA (what those methods are, I have no idea). I also know that pirates hack into networks to transfer illegal files so the IP isn't traced to their home.

Now, the extent that I know this stuff is pretty much limited to whatever Dateline tells me to be afraid of; I don't have any real knowledge of this stuff.

There once was a time, several months ago, when the amount of activity was not only present, but it took up all of my bandwidth, crippling my internet speed. It immediately stopped after I changed my WPA password. This time, the only reason I notice it is because the "Wireless" light blinks about once every 3-5 seconds when everything that I have connected to it is... Read more

A:More unexplained Wifi activity

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I don't understand why my internet appears to be sending and receiving so much data. It has sent 100 MB now and received 5.5 GB, and is constantly sending and receiving more. I noticed two days ago and ran adaware and spybot (after updating them). Can someone help me figure out what is happening?

A:Unexplained Internet Activity

Did adware and spybot find anything? I suggest you post a HYJACK this in the SECURITY section of this forum. Go to the following for details:


Also, do you have any kind of Peer-to-peer software installed in your computer? Have you given permission to any off of comouter software/site to use your computer as resource for anything other than local computer use?

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I don't understand why my internet appears to be sending and receiving so much data. It has sent 100 MB now and received 5.5 GB, and is constantly sending and receiving more. I noticed two days ago and ran adaware and spybot (after updating them). Can someone help me figure out what is happening?

I have uTorrent installed on my computer...maybe the problem because I haven't had it for long.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:18:40 AM, on 5/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Web Accelerator\GoogleWebAccWarden.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Amazon\Amazon Unbox Video\ADVWindowsClientService.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:Unexplained Internet Activity and HJT Log

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update.

Updating Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u1.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

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Laptop starts exchanging packets of information with my protected wireless network the minute it boots up. Sent this message to Windows XP forum and was told to try here.

I'm running XP home and have a DSL connection running through a protected wireless connection. As soon as I turn on the laptop, internet activity starts and runs nonstop unless I disable my wireless connection. If I click on the connection status several thousand packets are being sent and recieved. How can I find out where this internet activity is coming from and disable it?

Ran TCPView and posted it here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic378011.html

Was told they see nothing suspicious but I'm sure there's still a problem. My good computer has been connected to the net for 8 hours and has transfered about 13,000 packets (normal comunication). The bad computer transfered 789,000 packets in 1 hour 11 minutes on the same network before I shut it off. Never had this much activity in the past on this computer and it's the same no matter what wireless network I'm on. Slows the computer and internet connection to a crawl.

A:Unexplained internet activity

Laptop starts exchanging packets of information with my protected wireless network the minute it boots up. Sent this message to Windows XP forum and was told to try here.I'm running XP home and have a DSL connection running through a protected wireless connection. As soon as I turn on the laptop, internet activity starts and runs nonstop unless I disable my wireless connection. If I click on the connection status several thousand packets are being sent and recieved. How can I find out where this internet activity is coming from and disable it?Ran TCPView and posted it here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic378011.htmlWas told they see nothing suspicious but I'm sure there's still a problem. My good computer has been connected to the net for 8 hours and has transfered about 13,000 packets (normal comunication). The bad computer transfered 789,000 packets in 1 hour 11 minutes on the same network before I shut it off. Never had this much activity in the past on this computer and it's the same no matter what wireless network I'm on. Slows the computer and internet connection to a crawl.Try typing "netstat -a -b" at an elevated command prompt.That will display all active connections and their owning process.ATGUNWAT

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I have in the past suspected that my neighbors have "cracked" into my WiFi to do who-knows-what over the internet. (The reason I put "cracked" in quotes is because my WPA password at that time was very easy to just guess-- it was just my name.) To make a long story short, I suspected this after I noticed a lot of WiFi activity that I couldn't account for. I disconnected the only two computers that were connected to the access point via WiFi, and the activity still did not cease (and it was a lot of activity, cripping my internet connection speed). It did, however, cease immediately when I changed the WPA password, which leads me to think that there may have been a third (and unwelcome) computer that got into my WiFi.

Now, it's sort of happening again, sort of. I'm having some unexplained WiFi activity, but this time it's very little. It's not crippling my speed, I'm just noticing that there's something there that, as far as I can tell, shouldn't be. This time, though, it's not very consistent, and it's never heavy. Changing my password this time makes no difference.

So, my question is this-- Is it normal to see some extremely minor WiFi activity on a WAP when no computers are connected? (Maybe probing for WiFi devices? Just a thought.)

I just want to make sure that there's nothing I should be concerned about. Hopefully it's nothing; which is the answer I'm wanting to hear

A:Solved: Unexplained WiFi activity

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Dear experts,
My laptop shows unexplained harddrive, processor and internet activity and is generally slow. ESET and Malwarebytes found some malware and removed them, but that did not help. I also reduced the amount of applications during start-up. I still think there is some malware on my computer and I have made logs via FRST. Could you please have a look at them to see if something is wrong. Thank you!

A:Unexplained harddrive and processor activity and slowness

Hello joerie and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is Satchfan and I would be glad to help you with your computer problem.Please read the following guidelines which will help to make cleaning your machine easier:
please follow all instructions in the order posted
please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear
all logs/reports, etc. must be posted in Notepad. Please ensure that word wrap is unchecked. In Notepad click Format, uncheck Word wrap if it is checked
if you don't understand something, please don't hesitate to ask for clarification before proceeding
the fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
please reply within 3 days. If you do not reply within this period I will post a reminder but topics with no reply in 4 days will be closed!
Please DO NOT install/uninstall any programs unless asked to.
Please DO NOT run any scans other than those requestedP2P - I see you have P2P software, (uTorrent), installed on your machine.
We are not here to pass judgment on file-sharing as a concept but we will warn you that engaging in this activity will always make your computer very susceptible to infection and re-infection.
If your computer is infected, it almost certainly contributed to your current situation.
Please note: Even if you are using a "safe" P2P program, it is only the program that is safe. You will be ... Read more

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I am seeing the Internet activity light blinking almost constantly on my laptop although I'm not doing any browsing or downloading. I've gone through and shut down all but system processes with no impact. I've scanned for malware, viruses, etc. and fixed what I can. This activity started after downloading and using BitTorrent. I've since removed BT. The laptop is wireless connecting via a Linksys WRTG54. I'm running Vista SP1.One additional piece of information. I released the IP connection with ICONFIG /RELEASE. The activity light continued to blink. I then ran a sniffer capture which is attached. It appears to be a problem with ARP broadcasts generating the traffic. The laptop is requesting the MAC of the WRT54G over and over. I checked the ARP cache in Vista and the WRT54G is listed as dynamic.Here is a log from HijackThis. Please let me know if you see what is wrong.Thanks in advance!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:00:26 PM, on 10/27/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSLoader.exeC:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K ... Read more

A:Unexplained Internet Activity on Wireless Laptop

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself. Finally, p... Read more

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Botnets activity saw sudden, unexplained surge over summer.

-- Tom

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we are trying to get to the bottom of some unexplained internet usage that is affecting the computer and internet. Suspect virus, adware or spyware, but most likely a data miner, like to be sure it isn't anything nasty. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:27:28 PM, on 3/09/2006Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Vet Antivirus\ISafe.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\imapi.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\IoctlSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Vet Antivirus\VetMsg.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Vet Antivirus\CAVTray.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Vet Antivirus\CAVRID.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\HotfixQ0306270.exeC:\Program Files\A-DATA\USB Flash Disk Utility&... Read more

A:Unexplained Internet Activity, Suspect Spyware, Virus Etc

Hello _BJ_ and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I do not see anything suspicious in the log. Can you give me some details regarding the unexplained internet activity?



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In the last few weeks I've noticed that this computer seems much slower than normal. I get short bursts where everything seems normal and then it goes back to a crawl. I haven't installed anything new recently and am running Norton AntiVirus Version

I just disabled Agent.Exe, ISUSPM.exe and ISSCH.exe. That seems to have helped but I'm not sure what downstream effects that will have.

Here is my Hijack this log and I'm wondering if there is anything else that stands out as a problem.

Thank you in advance!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:19:13 PM, on 2/8/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
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A:Computer is slow, lots of unexplained internet activity

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop. alternate link 1 alternate link 2
Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
Then click on the Scan button.

If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, a message box will say &quo... Read more

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Hi all, I've just done a fresh install of win2k pro (sp2). The first and only thing I've done since was to upgrade to sp4 via Windows Update. Since then, the very instant I connect to the internet, massive amounts of data (I don't know WHAT data) are being sent out to god knows where, and a very small amount comes in. I disabled the messenger service, of course, so I have no clue what's going on. Anyone have any ideas?

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Hi guys... i am at frustration point with the host computer on my home network.
(2 Computers sharing a DSL 1500 speed internet connection Via a LAN Connection.)
The host computer (XP, SP2, 2.6 Intel, 760MB Ram 40gig HP Pavilion) of my network keeps locking up or slows to a crawl intermitently. (Mouse works but no response upon clicks or there are minutes between the click and the response ). This inturn kills my internet connection on the 2nd computer. (very Frustrating) (Button Restart to reconnect)
I Have a feeling that i have been attacked after realizing that the C Drive had been "shared" for networking purposes....
Doesn't this compromise security when on the internet?
I also noticed that when the computer freezes up (or slows to a crawl) that the modem appears to be flashing as if there is a lot of modem activity.
I have run CCleaner,Spy Bot, Ewido and my usual Norton's scan but with no luck to stop the Problem.
I have included a copy of the hi-jack log for you to take a look at...... Thankyou so much in advance for your time on this one.... hope i have given enough detail for a lead on my problem.... Deano.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:35:21 PM, on 30/09/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\W... Read more

A:Solved: Windows xp locks and modem shows excessive activity....

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Try this one - struggling to get an explanation I can understand (even from Apple) - family members IPOD touch performed a port scan(outgoing) on an unknown IP adress- geo located within 25 miles of our house. Problem - no one had access to the IPOD at the time, whole family were away. Apple have never encountered this they say.
Whats all that about?, why would an IPOD perform a port scan on an unknown address - why has my firewall on router picked it up? & how the heck can this happen when nobody had acess to it ?(sleep mode though).

Really Grateful for help.

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Hi Paul,
I am on a private wireless network, name showing in notification area.
Problem 1:
A week or two ago, an unidentified wireless network suddenly appeared in the notification area. Name of the network is Vortex.  No response when I click or right click on it, to 'forget this network'. Drop down menu connect automatically is ticked-
when I remove tick-- it returns.  When I click connect, window opens prompting for a password.  Often when I want to check if its still there it is there momentarily and then disappears altogether. I have no path for this 'rogue' network, so cannot
search for its location on my PC, so there's no way I know how to remove it.  I have a very stringent antivirus, malware application and also use Malwarebytes to remove infections and spyware. However, I searched online for this Vortex network and it
seems that it is malware-- however, after full scans of my PC, with both my internet security app and Malwarebytes, this Vortex network still appears in the network notification window below my private network server.  How do I remove it?  And what
settings should I temporarily activate in the Network and Sharing Center in order to view all networks on my PC in Command prompt?   This network can surely not be a neighbour's network-- as my connection settings are very private.  I cannot block
it with Firewall, because no path is available to do so. I have a feeling this Vortex may have been bundled wi... Read more

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I ran Adaware and fixed (few problems) also Spybot and fixed a few there, but my harddrive light stays on and is busy when it seems it shouldn't be. Pages load at normal speed for my cable connection, but if I highlight a file and go to "properties" the light goes and goes and the properties box sometimes never does come up. So I have opted to attach my HighJack This log and see what you think. (I just defragged and only have systray - starter - Avgctrl - Explorer showing under cnt/alt/del) The log=

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:32:39 PM, on 9/7/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus...aults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp_wave/defaults/sp/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://start.earthlink.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Sear... Read more

A:[solved]Red light shows activity when there should be none.

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Norton AntiVirus 2008 Security History Advanced Details shows

"qttask.exe made 226 modifications to your Windows Startup Settings."

NAV 2008 Advanced details:
Program: c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe
Risk Level: Low
Last updated: 8/20/2008 10:51:48 AM
Affected Area: Windows Startup Settings

Activity Resource
Modified Resource \REGISTRY\MACHINE\sOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
Modified Resource \REGISTRY\MACHINE\sOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\QuickTime Task

"qttask.exe accessed the protected resources listed above. You may Remove this program"

NAV 2008 Quarantine shows the following results:

1) Infostealer.Gampass detected by Virus Scanner
Date and time: 8/15/2008 6:34:09
Status: Removed
Recommended Action: Resolved - No Action

Risk Properties|Details tab:
Affected Area:
1 File: c:\documents and settings\katja\my documents\limewire\saved\original motion picture soundtrack - this is the life (dog act).mp3
1 Browser Cache

(I doublechecked that this file was in fact removed!)

2) Backdoor.Bitrose detected by Auto-Protect
Date and Time: 7/16/2008 11:10:07 AM
Status: Removed
Recommended Action: Resolved - No Action

Risk Properties|Details tab:
Affected Area:
1 File: g:\zzz_zeus\ai roboform\roboform 6.9.88\airoboform.exe
1 Browser Cache

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A:Nav 2008 Shows Suspicious Activity

Hello Burt and welcome at BleepingComputer,Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long, but the forums are really busy.If you still need help :1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. After reboot,Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following, if still present :O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {053F9267-DC04-4294-A72C-58F732D338C0} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -kClick on Fix Checked when finished and exit HijackThis.Make sure your Internet Explorer is closed when you click Fix Checked!3. Download RSIT ... Read more

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Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 - IT Samples

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A:Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7

Or you could just assume you are having network activity when on a always on internet connection...Seriously what is the point of having a flashing little icon in the taskbar? I find the whole premise of this a laugh riot.

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I've chosen to use Windows 8.1 as my new OS.
I have noticed there is quite a bit of network activity from windows 8.1, more then I am used to in other Operating Systems.

This network activity includes:
* IP addresses assigned to Microsoft in the US
* IP addresses Allocated (and Portable) to Microsoft in Singapore.
* IP addresses of third parties, such as Akamai Technologies.

How do I determine what's Legit and what's not?

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About a week ago, when I was online, I noticed the opaque desktop background that is visible at the top of my screen above the browser, would blink. Its doing it now as I type this post. After a while, I realized that it seemed like the computer hard drive was activating every 60 seconds. Exactly 60 seconds. I timed it.

If I am typing (even while typing this post), this activation interrupts my typing. It only lasts for a second. But appears every 60 seconds without fail. The borders around apps that are opaque blink. The mouse arrow blinks and gets the blue cirlcle like its busy.

As another example, if I click on the clock/calendar in my task bar and leave the clock/calendar visible on the desk top, when the one minute rolls around, the computer activates, the mouse arrow blinks and the clock/calendar disappears.

This is a new issue as my computer has been operating without this blinking/activation up until about 1 week ago.

I am not sure about my description here as I don't really know all the different terminology when it comes to computer functions, etc. So I hope the problem I am trying to describe is understandable.

Has anyone else run across this problem of the 60 second hard drive activation? If so, has a solution been found?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit on a Dell Inspiron N5010.

A:Hard drive activity shows every 60 seconds

If the task bar blinks too and maybe the shortcut icons, then it sounds like something is killing explorer and then restarting it real quick.

You can test that theory by:
opening task manager
selecting the processes tab
if need be - make the process ID column display
(view > select columns > PID)
if need be - set the update speed to high
(view > update speed > high)

See if the PID changes for explorer shortly after you see the desktop flash.

The steps above are more of a curiosity - than troubleshooting.

Start here to try and find the offending app or stuck installer:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

You can also use process monitor to see if you can see what app is causing the problem.

No matter what you find, I would run a scan with WDO:
What is Windows Defender Offline?
Let it complete the quick scan and then do the full scan. I would try and use a USB flash drive.

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Hey everyone.

I have a Toshiba P50t-B Satellite laptop/notebook,

have had it for a few years, It's been so long i've had this issue and neglected it since I've been using a computer, I have no idea how the issue started.

OS Is Windows 10, have had multiple versions as auto update is on,

Now for the issue, which is a weird one..

My laptop, claims it has sound, yet there is no sound coming from either the speaker or the headphone jack.
What's funny enough is, after my laptop dies, the sound works until i close the lid ultimately putting it to sleep.

I have spent days and hours of reading and research regarding everyone's issues and the solutions offered via microsoft and all other tech related websites, which none of them helped.

I have literally tried everything I can think of incluuding

Re-installing drivers,
using driver tools
reinstalling windows
refreshing windows
sfc scannow
download only toshiba recommended drivers
turn off enhancements, etc
adjusting the order of which i reboot, uninstall, click "update driver" etc
Troubleshoot via windows
Scan for viruses and malware
check if all necessary services are running
disabling services to check any difference
checking driver event logs
and probably other things that I can't remember right now as it is rather frustrating

What i'm really wondering is, why does it only work after the laptop has died and turned back on, and why d... Read more

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hey all, I'm not sure where to begin but I'd like to apologize for my first post being a question and not a contribution. I'm hoping someone here can help!I started noticing unusual spikey slowdowns in my connectivity so I thought something might be wrong. I opened up Ethereal and noticed a whole lot of really strange traffic going to and from my machine, with patterns that seemed to suggest I was part of a zombie on a botnet. There was some tcp traffic with a particular host in singapore along with lots of UDP traffic to seemingly random hosts in various parts of the world, though these all seemed like dialup addresses. The UDP traffic in particular has data segments but the only readable strings in them are "find_node" and "target". I have the ethereal log and can PM the URL for it if someone would like to look at it more closely.So then I went on to try to find the cause. I downloaded and installed AVG, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Spybot Search & Destroy. I found and fixed various things which I'll try to remember here:- Something was weird with a DNS registry key, the implication being that there may have been some DNS trickery afoot.- There was an artifact of a virus I had about a year ago, mslikurserv (sp), though I didn't have the .sys like the google hits seem to suggest it would be and the process wasn't running, but I thought I'd mention it anyway.- One of my security policy registry keys changed from ha... Read more

A:Ethernet traffic shows zombienet activity

Oh, I just noticed I have the security provider key change that I mentioned in my MBAM log:
Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SecurityProviders (Broken.SecurityProviders) -> Bad: (msapsspc.dll schannel.dll digest.dll msnsspc.dll) Good: (msapsspc.dll, schannel.dll, digest.dll, msnsspc.dll) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

This was the only issue it detected.

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Miss those little blinking lights?

Works on Windows 8 too!

Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7 - IT Samples

A:Network Activity Indicator for Windows 8 (freeware)

What a nostalgy !

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Hey guys,

I'm the resident "IT" guy at my small office and we've been experiencing sporadic outages of our internet. I'm at my wit's end trying to figure out how to best solve these problems so I'm hoping someone here will be able to lead me in the right direction.

Problem: Network goes down at random times requiring a power cycle (of the modem) to get back on

Our Equipment:
- A ZyXel PK5001Z modem/router
- A D-Link DGS-1100-24
- An Asus RT-N12 (in AP mode)
- 19 computers (2 on OSX, 9 on Win 7, 6 on Win 8.1, 2 on Win Vista), 2 tablets, and several employees' phones.
​What I've Done So Far:

- Upon CenturyLink's installation, these issues were a lot more frequent, after getting a replacement they're less common but still do happen.
- I've replaced the unmanaged switch that we had with a smart switch to eliminate it as a variable.
​My Observations/Notes:

- Internet goes down BUT the modem/router does not indicate that something is unable to get through
- The modem logs don't indicate that there was a DHCP authorization from CL going on during the outages
- I am using the CenturyLink modem/router as a DHCP server
- Most objects in the office are using DHCP whereas networking equipment are using static IPs
​I'm really just at a loss now as to what's going on. I can reboot all I want but it doesn't solve the mystery.

A:Unexplained Network Outages

When you lose internet access you can still access the router and other devices (both ethernet and Wi-Fi connected) on the LAN?

Internet goes down BUT the modem/router does not indicate that something is unable to get throughClick to expand...

You can ping a web site and get replies? If so, then what do you mean by "Internet goes down"? Or do you mean something else by "modem/router does not indicate that something is unable to get through"?

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Could anyone tell me of a firewall (free or paid) that has a taskbar icon that turns to flickering lights whenever internet activity takes place.  I use Windows 7 Pro and would really appreciate anyone letting me know of such a firewall.
I have XP on a second older computer with ZoneAlarm Pro and I love how ZoneAlarm's little 'Z' in the taskbar changes to flickering lights to let you know when there's internet activity.  I have no idea why the company decided to remove this wonderful feature from later versions of the program.  This feature is invaluable for letting me know if there is NO activity where there SHOULD BE ... or if there IS activity when there SHOULDN'T be.
I found a small utility call 'LanLights' that put an activity light in the taskbar, but what I really want is a firewall that has that feature built-in as part of the program.

A:Firewall with taskbar icon that shows internet activity

I believe that Comodo FW as a tray animation.

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The disk activity graphs in Windows 7 resource monitor show what appears to be an identical amount of activity on my system drive (C and also on a drive I use for data storage (I. In the activty pane where it shows file access, it shows ALL the activity as taking place on the second drive (I. None of the files exist on that drive, of course.

Any ideas on what may be going on? Or is this just a bug with the display?


A:W7 Resource Monitor shows activity on wrong drive

Hi mooreg and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you please post a screen shot off what you are seeing.

It would be really helpful

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has anyone else noticed that the activity on the connection icon in vista is extremely faint? whether there is alot of activity or little activity, the blinking is slow an consistent. it's a bit annoying since previous versions of windows, the icon would blink fast if alot of bandwidth is being used and would blink slow if a little bandwidth is being used. is there a way to make it work like previous versions? perhaps a regedit or a certain setting? thanks.

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I am coming to you because I have tried all I can with my basic knowledge in virus removal. I seem to be suffering from a Trojan that has embedded itself into my computer and is destroying my bandwidth, starting primarily in the evening around 5pm - 12am Pacific Standard Time. In the recent past my Kaspersky 2010 had detected a Trojan on my computer ( Infected virus HEUR:Trojan.Script.Iframer http://view.atdmt.com.hornium.com/MON/jvie...;click=//JSPack High) which I quarantined then deleted. I have since noticed that my browsing is severely lagged and gaming latency can range between 400ms to 1200ms in the evenings (I have had no connection issues in the past with my internet). I have scanned my computer with Kaspersky 2010 and numerous other safe spyware tools in safe mode and nothing is detected. I finally fresh reformatted my Windows 7 64bit OS and the problem still persists. With my basic knowledge of the command prompt I used "netstat" and noticed that I had numerous Established connections from unknown IP addresses when I have no games or browsers running. I also use a cable modem from Suddenlink. I have not used gmer as it is incompatible with Windows 7 64 bit.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64 Run by jon at 19:52:59.20 on Sun 05/23/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4094.3136 [GMT -7:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows ... Read more

A:Suspected Trojan, High network activity, Windows 7 64.

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hi Peeps! (It technically is still easter time)
I was running a RAIO0 and ended up dropping that rig to go with a 10krpm baracuta drive because I was having the same problem as I'm about to explain to you now...

For whatever reason when you go to processes explorer constantly is counting "Page Faults" and is always 1 or 2 in PF Delta. I did a little research on that but from what I found it seemed to be more along the lines for NT Server. Anyway if I let my computer run (which I normally do), for days at a time the count gets ridiculously high. When I checked just before reboot I was up at 4million mark. So I rebooted and ran "HijackThis", Also I am running AVG (which runs on a nightly basis) and I have nothing in any of the logs. This is a pretty fresh install of xp - maybe 2 weeks old like I said I dropped the RAID0 setup because I thought that maybe a drive was going, now it doesn't seem like thats the case.

Any help would greatly be appreciated, I'm tired of watching the reflection of the blue harddrive light off of the wall.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:19:53 PM, on 3/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:Constant HD activity, Process shows explorer.exe constantly counting.

Try running perfmon and see if that sheds any light on it....

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So first off I noticed my internet suddenly started slowing down a few days ago. I also found that on World of Warcraft I'd be in the red and the game would lag. Upon looking at my traffic I was having frequent spikes of 1MB download with larger spikes of 6MB with no obvious programs that would be using this much traffic. Right around the time this happened I got a message saying Powershell had stopped working. Then not long after I got a message saying something from Netstat being breached or something.
Shortly after my internet started to lag. During spikes I can't access websites etc. Very annoying.

I immediately started a full system scan with Avast and found
other: malware-gen[Trj]
win32: Dropper-gen [Drp]
Java: Malware-gen [Trj]

All were deleted successfully. I also did a boot time scan and a malware scan with Malwarebytes and found no other infections yet the problems exists still.

I also swapped out modems. I received a wifi router/modem from Comcast but already had a router so I had it bridged to mine and wifi turned off. I logged on to the Comcast modem and found all kinds of devices etc that I didn't recognize and somehow the settings were all different then what I had originally set it at. It was password protected as well so I was a bit confused. Any changes I made to the Comcast router didn't seem to save either! Today I got rid of it (think this was the source of the breach) and got a regular surfboard modem.

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A:Unexplained Network traffic/internet lag

Just to update I did a more thorough with avast and found 85 more infections! I cleared all of those and plugged the internet in quick and found the problems is still there.
So I quickly unplugged the internet again and windows installed updates in the mean time. I then shut the pc off. Today I turned it on (with no internet) and found all of my programs have been wiped. They're installed still but all of the program files are gone!
I really need help fast!

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I have noticed that when I log into Windows Live messenger, my network icon in the tray shows continuous activity; even after I log out but not shutting down the program. Windows Messenger doesn't do this. Is this a normal thing? I don't recall it happening when I first started using the new version.

Thanks -- Diego

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Hi,all, my Windows 7 shows red ?X? on network icon, but I'm connected, I just want to know the why, could someone tell me? thank you!

Sorry, I just uploaded a wrong pic

A:Windows 7 shows red X on network icon, Why?

You have 2 network connections, and one of them is not connected. ( Network 3 )

If you disable that network adapter in Device Manager that connection will be gone and so will the red x

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Recently upgraded to windows 8, and the Ethernet connection on my laptop repeatedly shows Unidentified network. I re-installed windows 7, and it works fine. The Consumer preview and release preview of 8 worked fine too. Now, since i am back to windows 8, the problem is back again. Tried everything on various posts on net that i can, but of no help.
The Internet connects for few seconds initially, wen the network is in the process of "Identifying Network". But it stops, as soon as it identifies it as Unidentified network.
Any help on it ???

A:Windows 8, shows Unidentified Network

Originally Posted by viking01

Recently upgraded to windows 8, and the Ethernet connection on my laptop repeatedly shows Unidentified network. I re-installed windows 7, and it works fine. The Consumer preview and release preview of 8 worked fine too. Now, since i am back to windows 8, the problem is back again. Tried everything on various posts on net that i can, but of no help.
The Internet connects for few seconds initially, wen the network is in the process of "Identifying Network". But it stops, as soon as it identifies it as Unidentified network.
Any help on it ???

It sounds like the network driver isn't right.

Can you post the ipconfig/all from this machine?

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Okay, so I AM connected to the wireless router, as is the other PC on the network (that PC is running XP). I used to be able to print to the printer that is connected directly to the XP computer, but now it keeps telling me it is offline. So, upon further investigation, I tried to figure out why and try to access the XP computer, I get the error that this computer (Windows 7) is not connected to a network, so I open network and sharing center and try to connect to a network. Then the popup in the system tray pops up that shows me connected to the Internet, but "NOT CONNECTED - Connections are available" - what the hell does that mean? So then I open network and sharing center and select choose homegroup and sharing options. THEN I get the error "This computer belongs to a homegroup" with the error "homegroup is not available because i'm not connected to a network" - and the viscious cycle begins again.

I go over to the XP and look at workgroup and both PCs are listed. When I click on mine (Windows 7), it wants a username and password. I don't remember what those are!

Whenever I try to access the printer that is connected to Win 7 PC FROM XP PC, I get a denied access error!

Please help! I have two computers and two printers that I just want to be able to use both printers with both computers!

Windows 7 is connected to a Lexmark laser printer and XP is connected to an HP inkjet.

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A:Windows 7 shows not connected to network

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Dear folk

My desktop windows 7 64 bit was working fine til I walked up yesterday and there was a red cross on the network icon!!!

Ethernet cable working fine as when i hooked it to my laptop everything is working fine , means problem lies within the desktop and nothing wrong with cable or router port.

Troubleshoot that I had done so far :

Restarted desktop 3 times, uninstalled LAN driver, connected new Ethernet cable

What else I need to check to find out what is going on ?


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After deleting some files from my NAS (WD My Cloud), it quit showing in explorer. Shows on other pc, but not this one (7 x86 Pro). It shows as storage device, and media server, but no longer as a system device (access to the files on it). Tried a variety of fixes .... system restore, reboot router and nas, checked workgroup name, file sharing options, win network diagnostic tool ...

Seems obvious that it has something to do with deleting the files, yet I can't think of any reason it should. Windows still recognizes it as a system device, just won't display it as such in explorer on this one pc.

A:NAS shows in network map, but no longer in windows explorer

After more checking, the NAS shows as a system device in Device Manager, in properties on Devices and Printers page, as well as in the Network Map. So Windows can obviously see it, knows it's there, but won't show it as a system device in Windows Explorer.

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I'm not much of a VM expert. I have a couple of win7 systems running a WinXP VM that I installed manually, in all those cases, the virtual network has always just booted up and worked. Under Win8 Pro-RTM, I did a XP VM that I loaded myself (versus an XP mode) and it loads the virtual network adapter but it reports that the cable is unplugged

I'm not clear on what this means. Obviously, it's a VM so there is no cable to plug in. I'm guessing I'm suppose to match that Virtual Nic to the regular (aka Host's) NIC but I'm not see any options to do so.

On the same system I run windows 7 Ult and a XP install and the network loads up on boot.

Any guesses here?



A:XP VM under Windows 8 shows network cable unplugged

Hi there

There are too many possibilities here because we don't know what VM program you're using:
Virtual PC, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, VMPlayer/Wokstation, Parallels, others?...



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I'm running a brand new system that is built self built from new parts and is just under a month old. A few days after setting it up, it started to freeze, seemingly randomly. The entire computer stops responding, all input from keyboards, mice etc stops, the sound loops and the screen freezes. It will not come back if I wait for 5-10 minutes, the only way to bring it back is to do a hard reset. There are no error messages when it does this and the computer makes no error messages or complaints when it next starts up. Over time these freezes have become more frequent, to the point that they are happening several times an hour sometimes.

I've noticed that the freezes only seem to happen when there is heavy net traffic; browsing the web for more than 10 minutes, viewing picture heavy pages, downloading, torrenting, hosting game servers and any combination of the above will kill it, usually within an hour though sometimes it has run for longer before freezing. Running a game server over a LAN with the internet disconnected also produced a freeze up and it has frozen once and only once right after windows reached the desktop. Lighter tasks like MSN Messenger, IRC and joining game servers on other computers do not produce freezes and I can happily do these for several hours. I use FireFox as my default browser but I have got exactly the same crashes using Internet Explorer 7. Anything that is not network related does not seem to cause a freeze and I can run system intensi... Read more

A:Unexplained system freezes, possibly internet/network related

One thing you could do is this Unplug your routerand Disconnect from internetNext unplug your Modem and disconnect from iternetLeave it this way for about 5 minutesthen reconnect everythingdo the followingNow scan with superantispyware download and update from heresuperantispyware will remove tracking cookieshttp://filehippo.com/download_superantispyware/After you run the program download cleanupit will clean the crap out of your computergiving you more disc spacehttp://www.stevengould.org/index.php?optio...&Itemid=223next perform disc defragment this will place your files back in orderthey taken apart and scatteredmaking the computer look harder for themfrom you Start Menuclick on Runtype this indfrg.mscclick okpress defragmentthis may take some time let it finishand finally do a chkdsk repairopen My Computer on your Start Menuright click on C:Driveselect Propertiesclick on Tools Tabpress Check Nowput check in empty boxes and press StartYou will need to restart computer for check disc to runIt may an hour or two to finishDO NOT DISTURB THIS ....ALLOW IT TO RUNlet us know how it goes

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I have a D-Link Airplus G+ DWL-G520+ Wireless PCI Adapter. Previously i used it in my desktop windows 7. after that i removed it n kept for a year. now again tried to use it. The device driver is installed properly, but it shows no networks. My other devices easily show network but desktop shows no network. i have attached images of problems with this post.
Can some one please help with a solution?

A:WINDOWS 7; dlink wireless driver shows no network.

I would try completely removing the adapter from the system(not physically but from the control panel) then reboot; try reinstalling it; then reboot again; and try checking for a updated driver for that adapter and see if that helps to resolve the issue.. Try this and see what happens. Post back if no result.

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I have a network problem, and it may be a bit hard to explain my situation fully, but I'll try to cover the pertinent information. Basically, when I do anything network intensive, like a file transfer, the file transfer will work, but it will kill all other network activities. I can't browse the web or IM during this time as Firefox will say that it's timed out and IM will drop off and disconnect.

The network setup I'm using is hard to explain fully, but the basic core of it is a router with an access point linked via WDS. The router provides wifi through the house, and also connects to the AP with WDS (@ full 54g signal). The AP basically just gives me hardwired Ethernet ports for my equipment (which is in a location where it would be very difficult to hardwire). Both the router and AP are running the latest "tomato" aftermarket firmware FWIW.

Almost all of my transfers involve going from wired to wireless. I tested my transfer speed during several file transfers and got just a tad over ~3MB/s (~24mbit/s), which seems ok to me since it's going from wired to wireless g. If I do a transfer over ethernet to ethernet (no wireless), it does not seem to cause the problem.

Basically it seems like the router is not dividing up wireless bandwidth as it should. It seems to be only allowing the one transfer to use the wireless at any given time. Is there a setting that might help me? I was thinking maybe a QOS setting might help, ... Read more

A:Wireless network file transfer stops all other network activity?

Have you tried another router or changed the routers location?

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We have windows 2008 storage server in that server folder created quota and share to team but when user is mapped the disk space is showing incorrect 

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I hope somebody has run into this - I am pulling my hair out. About two months ago I started deploying Windows 7 pro 64 bit PC's in small workgroup setting with less than 12 computers.  The existing network was/is XP. It is a simple router/NAT device
at the internet side, and internally there is a switch. The router hands out addresses via DHCP.
What I am seeing is Win7 computers show up twice - or sometimes not at all when browsing the network. The computers that don't show up can be forced to show up properly by typing in their name in the address bar - voila they show up in the list. Hitting
f5 repeatedly will eventually clear it up. They are accessible via UNC. Its the list that looks wonky.

Details on the config - Dell optiplex GX620's. Network discovery is on, password protected file sharing is set to yes. Other things I have done to resolve:
Put all machines on static addresses, install and configure a WINS server, removed IPv6 via MS "Fit it". All machines are confirmed to be in hybrid Netbios mode. I shut off home groups in the services cpl. I forced the computers on 24/7. I disabled the power
settings on the network adapters. Finally, I disabled LLDP & LLDPR on the adapters. 
Has anybody seen this? Can anybody help?

A:Windows 7 Network Browsing shows multiple copies of other PC's, some PC's are missing from list


Please check whether the following thread can help:

Any way to replicate "Entire Network" view in Windows 7 (with workgroup/domain hierarchy shown)

Hope this helps.

Vincent Wang
TechNet Community Support

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Let me start off by saying that I am not a IT specialist but I consider myself pretty knowledgable.

I live in a co-op apartment with about a dozen or so tenants, some who I not know but we all share the same isp provider (we're all connected through 1 single router). I am the designated net admin. Due to a previous occurance, in which our network was compromised and our service was shut off (someone downloaded illegal material / said computer was turned into a bot because of which said material) I took it upon myself, with the landlords approval, to block all known file sharing / p2p applications and their relative ports. Normal / non file sharing activity was not affected.

Recently, few new tenants moved in and I noticed a decrease in the networks overall throughput. The filters that I have setup are functioning and the routers log indicates that a user is trying to connect to something. Each time its blocked it the user switches ports ranging from the low 1000's up to 60,000. The routers logs only go up to 20 pages (each page logging 10 events) and those 20 pages get filled up within a minute. Within those logs are intermittent (1 out of ever 15 or so) indications of torrent use (ports 6881 - 6889). I am aware that most torrent applications now will use a varying array of ports.

I just want to confirm that what this user is doing is probably ffilesharing and not anything else. It is because everying in the apartment is connected through 1 single IP address tha... Read more

A:Network security question suspicious network activity

Yep, that sounds like P2P.

What kind of a router is it? If it's Cisco, may be able to drop with NBAR.

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a mapped drive shows as disconnected but still work in terms of getting into the shared network folder on our NAS.  but i want to remove it.  the commapnt prompt command wont do it.  you cant disconnected it because it doesnt see a networked
drive.  and i looked in the registry and there isnt a registry entry for the mapped drive. in the mountpoint2 or whatever. 

A:Windows 7 mapped network drive. shows as disconnected, cannot remove, not showing in registry

To troubleshoot, disconnect the connection first. Please refer to:
How To Disconnect Non-Mapped UNC Path “Drives” in Windows
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16196/how-to-disconnect-non-mapped-unc-path-drives-in-windows/Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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