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Port 1777 - PowerGuardian - what is it?

Hello - we are seeing a protocol show up on our router called "PowerGuardian" on port 1777.  We've googled this and all we are seeing is that, yes, the powerguardian protocol runs on port 1777 but nothing tells us what it is or what could be generating it.  Could anyone here shed some light on this for us?  

Thank you!
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Gavilan123
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liddlerCommented:
The port 1777 is registered to Powerguardian in the IANA list, but it may be being used by something else.  Especially if you are not using powerguardian (which appears to be defunct power management software)
The links below suggest the port is now used by a trojan - so I would consider both blocking it and finding which PC is generating the traffic and running AV / Anti-malware on it

http://www.auditmypc.com/tcp-port-1777.asp
http://www.speedguide.net/port.php?port=1777
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AmickCommented:
PowerGuardian was a protocol registered with IANA by Charles Bennett supporting Benatong UPS, a product that found favor among Apple users. The company appears to have gone out of business in about 2008, and the port has become a target for denial of service attacks and is also used by the Scarab trojan.
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