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I have a port that keeps silent on about a fifeteen minute interval...

I thimk a website is sleeping  on this port and then sending me a message about every fifeteen minutes.


Active Connections

  Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State
  TCP    W-A2SMK2EP7GAUI:1053   aus.cometsystems.com:http  CLOSE_WAIT   <--------------------------------------
    TCP    W-A2SMK2EP7GAUI:2326   W-A2SMK2EP7GAUI:30065  ESTABLISHED
  TCP    W-A2SMK2EP7GAUI:2327   W-A2SMK2EP7GAUI:30066  ESTABLISHED
  TCP    W-A2SMK2EP7GAUI:30065  W-A2SMK2EP7GAUI:2326   ESTABLISHED
  TCP    W-A2SMK2EP7GAUI:30066  W-A2SMK2EP7GAUI:2327   ESTABLISHED



I need to shut this guy down ...

It is for a web program called "BrowserCleanser"

Can anyone help ?

Thanks
fordraiders
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by:sunray_2003
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You may want to check for spywares

Use spybot ,ad-ware ,CWshredder and Hijackthis

After installing them, First Update them and then run

Spyware/Adware removal tools:
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What is spyware : http://www.spychecker.com/spyware.html

SpyBot-S&D : http://www.webattack.com/download/dlspybot.shtml 

Ad-aware : http://www.webattack.com/download/dladaware.shtml 

CWShredder: http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-150.shtml

HijackThis : http://www.webattack.com/download/dlhijackthis.shtml 

Pest Patrol : http://www.pestpatrol.com/

Trojan Remover :http://www.simplysup.com/
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Do you remember downloading this browsercleaner

http://smartprotector.com/eraser/company.htm

if not then go to control panel --> add/remove programs and uninstall it

Make sure to run all those spyware tools and check if no spyware is there
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Also go to registry and check these locations

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

and if you find any exe suspicious you may want to remove it. Be very careful doing this
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fordraiders,

Also download and install a firewall like Zonealarm and check which program tries to connect to internet

Also check for virus in the system

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After doing that tou can also block the port that its using.  Easiest way to do this is using ZoneAlarm but you can also do it in Windows.

1) Right click your Local Area Connection
2) Click TCP/IP and Properties
3) Click Advanced
4) Click Options and then TCP/IP filtering and then Properties

Configure which ports to allow.




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Thank you very much
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by:mclean01
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Hey Sunray,

sorry dude, I hope that didn't look like I was poaching for points on your answer, after I submitted it, I saw that you already had a similar thought on the matter - yours was to find out what was causing this, I was thinking more of after the problem is fixed, what to do next as preventative maintenance.  I was responding to your first answer at 2:50 but holy cow, you got the second one in at 2:52.  

Guess that you just type faster than I do.
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