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Need To View Real-Time Internet Activity

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by philionaire, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. philionaire

    philionaire Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    My computers just started acting strange, and im looking for a program so I can see exactly what programs are connecting to the net in real time.

    I use:
    avast free antivirus - up to date
    zonealarm free firewall - up to date
    adaware free - up to date
    ccleaner - routinely every hour or so
    advanced system care - cracked - used it for ages and never gave me a problem.

    ran free malwarebytes with latest definitions.

    All clean.

    Zonealarm shows traffic coming and going, but I have no idea what program is connecting to the net, so I am looking for a program (free or cracked) to see whats doing it. I have looked in all the settings, but I cant see an option to see exactly whats coming and going.

    I have closed all programs at the bottom right with all the icons except for essentials.

    I have also googled it and cant seem to find one that does what im asking. Im sure there will be one in download.com but again unsure what to search for.

    I dont believe its malicious (might be), but its definitely using bandwidth!

    I know this isnt a techie forum, but hopefully someone will know of a program of the top of their heads.

    I also put this in the lounge, so I dont add to my post count with unrelated stuff (newbies please take note).

    Thanks, Phil.
     
  2. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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    Check out Port Explorer from DiamondCS. Unline most network traffic analyzers (like Wireshark), Port Explorer offers details about what processes are creating network connections.
     
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  3. newnetworks

    newnetworks Junior Member

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    Phil. 2 things here..
    1). have you too many av progs running at one time?
    2). resource hogs include many windows progs, eg. One care / windows defender etc..
    check your task manager first of all, and see what the hoggers are.
    it may be simple, or of course it may be sinister.
    it might help others also if you state your op system and usage for them to
    advise you more.

    good luck
     
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  4. philionaire

    philionaire Regular Member

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    Thanks to both for suggestions.

    Got it sorted. It was my new toy article marketing robot...

    I had closed it down but it was still in my processes, and must have skipped over it in task manager when looking for the culprit.

    Glad I got it sorted, now im just wondering what exactly was coming and going from it.

    Im pretty sure it wouldnt have been anything bad, but still...

    Thanks again, mods can close/delete this thread.

    Note to self - After using AMR make sure to close it through task manager!
     
  5. philionaire

    philionaire Regular Member

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    I am using win 7 32 bit 4g ram (only 3 works) on an i3 so the comp itself is fine. Thanks again.
     
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    saru4141 Regular Member

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    Open MSCONFIG.exe in run, check your all startup programs and deselect unknown files, Most of virus and keyloggers make registery files to startup again. Use COMODO firewall :)
     
  7. philionaire

    philionaire Regular Member

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    Oh, and its a legit copy of AMR by the way.