Solved A website is still connected ages after closing browser?

January 30, 2012 at 13:49:20
Specs: Linux i686), 2GB
If a website is still connected to my pc ages after closing my browser, does it mean the website is using my pc as a proxy? The site does not update or have any need to connect at all?

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February 1, 2012 at 20:02:06
Try a hosts file entry for them maybe. Set to 127.0.0.1

Can't hurt to have a good hosts file at all times either.

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#1
January 30, 2012 at 13:54:30
How have you deduced it is still connected ?????

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#2
January 30, 2012 at 14:02:05
It says it in my firewalls internet connection, running Firestarter. Under Active Connection's. By the way your ? button is stuck :-) lol.

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#3
January 30, 2012 at 17:41:17
What does netstat say?

Have you closed ports or enabled security other than the firewall?

Is the web site secret ?????

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#4
January 30, 2012 at 18:10:33
The website is showing only as the hosting website. hosted-by.leaseweb.com. But I know which site is sourcing the connection. Fuskator.com.(Adults only site)

I have done a GRC check and all ports are stealthed. And use ClamTK and BitDefender, (note they do not contain real time scanning.) So not sure what else I should do there to add more security?????????????????????????????????????????????????



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#5
January 31, 2012 at 13:38:39
Well, it is a bad site for sure. hosted-by.leaseweb.com.

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#6
January 31, 2012 at 16:01:57
Yeah I know that's why I asked the question?

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#7
January 31, 2012 at 18:15:54
I wouldn't put it past those sites to do some of the most advanced sort of malware.

Wireshare it maybe for more info.

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#8
February 1, 2012 at 00:37:17
Have just finished with wireshark, and the site is being blocked through my firewall, and have no unusual activity. I added Edit My Cookies to chrome and a script blocker. Just to be sure.
I also ran rkhunter and chkrootkit to check for rootkits etc, which both found nothing.
I have been in touch with hosted-by.leaseweb.com who we not very helpful(surprise).

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#9
February 1, 2012 at 14:50:15
Those kinds of sites are the second most dangerous places to connect to. Seems they hire some pretty good hackers.

I can't see why it still reports being connected though. I guess they could have opened up some hole in your side. Some process is holding it open unless there is a flaw in the firewall report.

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#10
February 1, 2012 at 18:58:42
I have blocked the original I.P. addy with my firewall and they tried a secondary I.P. addy with a similar number. But with me on the look out, it was blocked straight away.
And I have had no more connections after the browser was closed. But will keep a eye on things.
Using wireshark there is definitely no hole open that I can see. Thanks to firestarter and wireshark.

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#11
February 1, 2012 at 20:02:06
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Try a hosts file entry for them maybe. Set to 127.0.0.1

Can't hurt to have a good hosts file at all times either.

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#12
February 1, 2012 at 20:31:47
Thanks for that I will add them later today.

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