My computer's always downloading SOMETHING, what's up?

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  1. erikiksaz

    erikiksaz Diamond Member

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    I just restarted, and i'm downloading at 10k per sec!

    So far, most of the connections are from the localhost, with different ports being used. I'm on a school network btw.

    what could it be?

    --edit--

    my netstat

    Okay, i just disabled the "network service" svchost.exe and my downloads are sub 2k. Can i assume all those connection attempts are from virused users on this network?
     
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  3. OverVolt

    OverVolt Lifer

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    Not sure, but i know at my school the computer there are always uploading/downloading something, i think it's the admin program they have on there.
     
  4. dnuggett

    dnuggett Diamond Member

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    Spyware....

    Or a system wide update is being pushed through.

    Get ahold of the admin and ask him/her. Also let him know Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy will likely get rid of th spyware if that's the prob.
     
  5. 0roo0roo

    0roo0roo No Lifer

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    install a software firewall, lets you allow or reject conections from programs.

    install a program to monitor connection, i use netpersec, rather convenient graph in system tray to see if connection is working when it should/shoulnd't.
     
  6. Corporate Thug

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    run adware/spyware
     
  7. KenSr

    KenSr Golden Member

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    Thanks for tips.
     
  8. Abhi

    Abhi Diamond Member

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    Which OS are you using?

    You sure Automatic Updates arent enabled on ur computer?
     
  9. Abhi

    Abhi Diamond Member

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    When i say automatic updates, i mean windows updates from microsoft....

    u sure you havent enabled it to download the updates for u?
     
  10. erikiksaz

    erikiksaz Diamond Member

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    Ran spyware and got nothing. Automatic updates are off as well. I'm using winxp as well.

    I'll try the firewall.
     
  11. Murphq

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    My computer is also on a school network, that is infected with all the latest and greatest viruses. Constantly my computer is pinged by other computers on the network. If my computer sends a reply, the virus will download.

    I installed a firewall before I ever plugged it into the network therfore stopping the spread.

    I suggest a firewall but also get an updated virus scan, to get rid of anything that you got.
     
  12. Cleaner

    Cleaner Senior member

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    Do you have Steam installed? That eats bandwidth like a mother...
     
  13. erikiksaz

    erikiksaz Diamond Member

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    No steam, but this is what my netstat looks like, even with pccillin's personal firewall ON:

    my netstat

    Okay, i just disabled the "network service" svchost.exe and my downloads are sub 2k. Can i assume all those connection attempts are from virused users on this network?
     
  14. 50

    50 Platinum Member

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    Does anyone know what this svchost is? I have it on my comp too...I don't want to disable something that I need... }

    EDIT:SVChost isn't spyware...
     
  15. Slammy1

    Slammy1 Platinum Member

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    Startup Programs explained

    svchost (1) Svch0st.exe Added as a result of the GAYBIRD.B VIRUS!. Note - there is a number "0" in the executable filename, not a lower/upper case O. This is not the valid svchost.exe as described here
    SVCHOST (2) svchost.exe System1060 homepage hi-jacker. Found in a Windows\System\1060 directory. Note - this is not the valid svchost.exe as described here
    svchost (3) svchost.exe Added as a result of the MORB or TARNO VIRUSES!. This is not the valid svchost.exe as described here . Located in the Windows directory, and not in Windows/System(32)
    SVCHOST (4) mrowyekdc.exe Added as a result of the GOTORM VIRUS!. This is not the valid svchost.exe as described here
    svchost (5) Svch0st.exe Added as a result of the GRAYBIRD VIRUS!
    svchost (6) <path to trojan> Added as a result of the HAZZER VIRUS!
    svchost (7) ADMAGIC.EXE Added as a result of the SMIBAG VIRUS!
    svchost.exe svchost32.exe CoolWebSearch hijacker - reroutes every thinkable URL for Google and MSN to CWS. Note - this is not the valid svchost.exe as described here
     
  16. rivan

    rivan Diamond Member

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    Could be this too... it generates huge amounts of network traffic with relatively low throughput.

    After looking at your netstat again, I'd recommend you try this - it's the welchia removal tool.