Solved Connections log viewer in Symantec...

Lenovo Thinkpad t61
October 31, 2011 at 04:15:47
Specs: Windows XP pro

Wonderifyou could helpme please.

I recently took a look in the symantec client firewall, clicked on view logs and clicked onc onnections. In therewas a whole bunc of stuff i don't recgnise. Is there something on my laptop connecting to theinternet without me knowing? There are quite a few connections all lasting for only a few seconds.Looks very weird as i don't recognise the sites.

To give you some examples

And many more. Also there are looks tobe lotsof of IP addresses in this line also.

I am connected wirewlessly through BT home hub wireless router. not sure if that makes any difference.
I have run a full Syamntec virus scan ...came back clean. I also ran a full super anti spyware scan and a full malwarebytes scan..both came back clean apart from the disbalefirewallnotify entry which i have set to ignore.

Am iworrying over nothing here...according to the tools my system is clean but its these connection logs that are worrying me a bit.

Any help you can give would be great - thanks

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October 31, 2011 at 10:47:26
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That may be traffic from advertiser banners. Most websites these days are pulling content from other domains. So when you visit one site, you may be connecting to many different domains to retrieve the content of that Website. Most pop-up ads are pulling from a 3rd party domain.

It is good that you are aware of this traffic, as malware uses connections to C&C servers for controlling and spreading threats

Whenever you suspect you might have an infection, boot into Safe-mode and run a full scan with the latest AV definitions.

We also have a great tool for running deep scans that can detect some hard to find threats. Check out our Power Eraser tool -

Let me know if this was helpful.


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October 31, 2011 at 12:01:48
Hi Thomas - very useful. After i posted the question i realised it was this as i noticed all the odd looking names at the bottom of the web page window as the web page was loading so it was ad sites from that web page. Sorry to be a bother.

I closed down the browser, deleted cookies and no more log entries..only happens when i surf

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October 31, 2011 at 13:16:16
Many thanks for your help

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