Internet Connection probs

March 21, 2009 at 09:44:28
Specs: Windows XP
Hello, a few days ago I re-installed mcafee's security center after a 2 year hiatus. Yesterday I caught windows update going, so I disabled it again. I am on dialup and cannot have that on or I'll NEVER access the net.

Now the problem is there is something constantly downloading something! It is hogging my connection and not allowing me to really use the net. Like two fat guys stuck in the doorway syndrome...

I am suspicious it is still the windows update going, perhaps downloading 200MB of junk to my pc. Help! I cannot find a clear culprit of who is downloading. The system processes yields nothing and I have disabled the mcafee product fully. Still downloading...

Even closed any/all active programs. Can anyone help me figure this out. I can swear it wasn;t doing this after I installed mcafee, only I noticed after the MS update mess. :(

Eric


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#1
March 21, 2009 at 10:05:13
You could try this,

go to start/run and type cmd

then in the command window type
netstat -b >file.txt

this will show you all the programs that are connected out (or in) it will also save all this to the file.txt file. The location of the file.txt file will vary according to what OS you are using, If you know what you are looking for this will help although it will be pretty daunting if you are a novice.

but if you can find the file.txt then copy all the contents and post them here, you may have to search for file.txt to find it.


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#2
March 21, 2009 at 12:45:13
andynet- hey I tried -b, but seems it isn't available. So I did -a. Not sure if this is what you want, I don't think so:

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP Orion-Master:http Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:epmap Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:microsoft-ds Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:1025 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:1027 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:2869 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:3007 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:3009 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:3306 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:5000 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:5679 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:6646 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:3001 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:3002 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:3003 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:3006 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:3006 localhost:3007 ESTABLISHED
TCP Orion-Master:3007 localhost:3006 ESTABLISHED
TCP Orion-Master:3008 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:3008 localhost:3009 ESTABLISHED
TCP Orion-Master:3009 localhost:3008 ESTABLISHED
TCP Orion-Master:5354 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:53248 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:53249 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:53250 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:53504 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:53632 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:53760 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:53761 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:53762 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING
TCP Orion-Master:epmap Orion-Master:0 LISTENING 0
TCP Orion-Master:1025 Orion-Master:0 LISTENING 0
UDP Orion-Master:microsoft-ds *:*
UDP Orion-Master:isakmp *:*
UDP Orion-Master:1026 *:*
UDP Orion-Master:3004 *:*
UDP Orion-Master:3013 *:*
UDP Orion-Master:3014 *:*
UDP Orion-Master:3015 *:*
UDP Orion-Master:3026 *:*
UDP Orion-Master:ntp *:*
UDP Orion-Master:1900 *:*
UDP Orion-Master:3005 *:*
UDP Orion-Master:3019 *:*
UDP Orion-Master:3074 *:*
UDP Orion-Master:5353 *:*
UDP Orion-Master:ntp *:*
UDP Orion-Master:1900 *:*
UDP Orion-Master:1025 *:*


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#3
March 21, 2009 at 13:08:05
-a is not any good her, -b tells you exactly what program is using the connection,are you sure you had a space between netstat and -b like

netstat -b >file.txt

TCP Orion-Master:3006 localhost:3007 ESTABLISHED
TCP Orion-Master:3007 localhost:3006 ESTABLISHED

TCP Orion-Master:3008 localhost:3009 ESTABLISHED
TCP Orion-Master:3009 localhost:3008 ESTABLISHED

those 4 lines tell you you have a connection out but it is probably just our browser,like firefox etc.... browsers can use several connections at once...for example.
But because you didn't use the -b switch i can't tell what programs are using those connections.


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#4
March 21, 2009 at 13:23:52
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

NETSTAT [-a] [-e] [-n] [-o] [-s] [-p proto] [-r] [interval]

These are the only options it will allow me to use. :( Go figure the one I need isn't available! Since the previous post of mine, *something* has downloaded 2+MB and counting. This really sucks. Is there another program I can use to get a list of what -b does?


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#5
March 21, 2009 at 13:28:22
When I type in: netstat -b >file.txt; I get that info above plus the option explanation. It does create a file.txt, but is empty. Thanks for your help btw.

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#6
March 21, 2009 at 13:52:48
Hmmm... ok, did a little looking for stuff. Found my WindowsUpdate.log file. In the last lines of it, seems like it has been downloading junk to my PC. How can I stop this? How can I rip out all the windows update files possible to never have this problem again? Lines below:

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2009-03-21 16:29:31:234 2160 db4 DnldMgr *********** DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {0BA9006D-33C2-4F03-B48B-B72EA36A5F27}.102] ***********
2009-03-21 16:29:31:343 2160 db4 DnldMgr * BITS job initialized, JobId = {14637E89-6E42-4F4C-911F-3449C5A713C8}
2009-03-21 16:29:31:421 2160 db4 DnldMgr * Downloading from http://au.download.windowsupdate.co... to C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\32e99364da67a7850c38a7a4e067a1ed\download\WindowsXP-KB914388-x86-ENU.psf.blob (20 subranges).
2009-03-21 16:29:43:875 2160 db4 DnldMgr Error 0x80072f78 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:31:37:984 2160 db4 DnldMgr Error 0x80072f78 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:30:812 2160 ba8 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:30:828 2160 f28 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:30:828 2160 950 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:30:890 2160 db4 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:30:890 2160 ed4 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:30:953 2160 ba8 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:31:015 2160 f28 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:31:015 2160 950 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:31:015 2160 db4 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:31:031 2160 ed4 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:31:062 2160 ba8 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:31:078 2160 f28 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2009-03-21 16:34:31:078 2160 950 DnldMgr Error 0x80200010 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.


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#7
March 21, 2009 at 15:36:41
I will assume your on win xp, if so you can try stopping the windows update service, been a while since I've used win xp but try control panel/admin tools, then i think services is in there, open it, find windows update, right click it, then properties, then click the stop button, and then choose disable from the drop down options, click APPLY, then ok etc...


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#8
March 21, 2009 at 16:18:01
You the man! Thank you so much. It was right where you said and it stopped the window updates.

Earlier I tried to switch the auto updates to 'Notify Me but...' and see if it would clear itself, but didn't do it. It was attempting to download over 400MB of stuff!

Eric


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#9
March 21, 2009 at 16:25:39
Actually the notify me option still downloads the updates but doesn't automatically install them, it "notifies" you when they are downloaded so you can manually install them, if you choose the last option in the windows update screen that will prevent the updates being downloaded as well.

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