|If Toshiba sent 2 new machines, then your so called backdoor can't be on the machines. That would leave the router as the culprit. Does that make sense? Have you changed the router or at least reset it to factory defaults? |
If you have the recovery CDs, take one or all of the machines to a friend's house & do the install there.
I have many loopback connections listed if I run netstat -an too, so I wouldn't think that's a problem.
If you want to run Hijack This on one of the machines & post it here, I'll look at it. Run it after you reboot & before you open anything.
One more thing. Run msconfig & look at the startup tab.
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