I posted this question on 10/05 within a reply to a different problem, but I haven't had any feedback. I guess I didn't submit it correctly, so I'm trying this again. (I'm new to forums.)
I was trying to solve a different problem, when I tried using SystemSuite on a clean O.S. (vs. Symantec).
When I connected to the net, I got my ususal I.P. # (and modem gateway I.P. #), then I noticed that the firewall logs showed something strange. It showed NT Kernel & System with a different Local I.P. #, and it belonged to the Dept Of Defense (Dod). And that I.P. # had a strange Remote I.P. # affiliated to it. (This is different from the internal gateway or modem I.P.). Finally I installed my Symantec, but the I.P.'s don't show up anywhere. I tried Adaware, HiJackThis, plus a variety of tools to look at processes. I have my system set to show all hidden/super hidden. I use XP Home on a new notebook with SBC DSL
This is a sample of 3 different days:
18.104.22.168 (port 61576) My Local I.P., belongs to Dod
22.214.171.124 (port 65535) Remote I.P., don't know who, Brazil Internet
126.96.36.199 (port 6382) My Local I.P., belongs to Dod
188.8.131.52 (port 65535) Remote I.P., just says IANA Reserved
184.108.40.206 (port 64741) My Local I.P, belongs to Dod
220.127.116.11 (port 63675) Remote I.P., just says IANA Reserved
There is no reason for my computer to be connected to any governmental agency. This is really bothering me. I was hoping that someone might have some idea of what is going on??