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cleverboy12

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Recently I have been experiencing ususual things happen in my computer.

Firsly, There seems to be something running but I cant figure out exactly what it is because I have use HijackThis and ctrl+alt+del but it just looks like system processes. I saying this because every few minutes a hour glass comes next to my pointer. :)

Secondly, I have had loads and loads of port scan attacks every few minutes from the same ip address I have looked it up and it seems to just be a normal ISP however I am more SUSPICIOUS because it is scanning ports 33448 all the way to 33452. :)

Thirdly, Sometimes My Sygate Firewall dosnt work on startup it says that it has encountered an erroe and needs to stop. :ph34r:

If Anyone Here Has Any Ideas As To What Is Going On I Would Be Most Grateful. :ph34r:

Thanks For Your Time In This Matter :tazz: :)
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You know the drill. do all the adaware scans,sypbot, onlie virusetc, then post HJT log in malware forum. The xperts in the malware forum can catch stuff that we'll miss.

Doesnt sound good. :tazz:

best regards,

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If you have sp2 installed activate windows firewall and then remove Sygate and see what happens. I tried Sygate many times on 98 SE and XP but have tons of problems. Lately I removed it for the last time because I got sick of it.

If this doesnt help then I fully agree with EMCguy.
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Yh i have XP SP2 installed but the XP firewall isnt really that good because of the outbound traffic it allows most stuff !

I did the scans and nothing more than a few tracking cookies were found !

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I am aware of MS firewall limitation. I suggested to ativate it and remove Sygate to find out if it is Sygate that causes the problem, while being protected, meanwhile, by MS. After you find the problem you can choose whichever firewall you wish.
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I agree that the Windows firewall is pretty inadequate compared to Zone alarm. Why dont you get rid of sygate and try Zone alarm.

The fact that you are getting all of these port scans sort of worries me espcially since they are from the ISP and on the same ports. Do you use those ports? can you disable them?

I'd recommend getting a clean bill of health from the malware guys on your HJT log before I'd go alot further.

what have you done to your computer lately? changed hardware? changed Software?
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