Unusual NetBios Name Service entries on WireShark

Does this seem strange to anyone else?

Running packet capture on my network I see all these NBNS requests from one Windows XP workstation looking for names of people in alphabetical order. Hundreds of them. When it gets through the alphabet, it starts over again. We have about 23 devices on the network. None of them named after people.
Dictionary of people names NetBios requestsNaturally, I immediately ran MalwareBytes. Zero threats found. I shut that workstation down and the people name requests stop of course, just the usual computer name requests left behind from other workstations.

What gives?
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Tom BeckAsked:
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rgormanCommented:
Definitely weird.  What happens when you run an "nbtstat -n" from that XP machine?
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Tom BeckAuthor Commented:
I left it shut down for the weekend. I can try that on Monday. Thanks.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
This needs to be software-initiated. 00 and 20 are domain and file server IDs. Noone names their domain or servers like that; the software has to work on an address book or similar to get those names, and that can get you started in tracing down what it is. In no way is this something normal.

You can run SysInternals TcpView to see which application generates traffic, or MS NetMon doing the same in a WireShark manner.
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Craig BeckCommented:
Long shot but I've seen Google Chrome DNS Prefetching cause similar issues.

See if this helps...

http://hanxue-it.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/how-to-disable-dns-prefetching-in.html
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Tom BeckAuthor Commented:
@craigbeck, good information, thanks.

@Qlemo, TcpView showed what I already knew, that there was a lot of activity coming from NetBios NS. It also showed connections coming from a Kaspersky central management program that I formerly used to manage antivirus on the network but abandoned a few years ago. Decided to uninstall that program to simplify the system before continuing the NetBios issue. However, the weirdness stopped once that program was removed. I don't know what Kaspersky was doing looking for all those peoples' names and I guess I never will.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
To know that you will never know still enriches your knowledge :D.
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