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on firefox startup, contacts grc?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by curos2, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. curos2

    curos2 Thread Starter

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    So when I start up firefox and then I run 'cmd' and do a netstat -no

    I almost always see connections to grc.com,
    In the example below, it's 4.79.142.192 and in others its 4.79.142.202
    Then there is a connection to 207.142.131.228 which turns out to be wikimedia
    And all these others random connections. Why is that? Do I have a virus or is firefox just crazy?

    as you can tell, i'm behind a router/firewall
    pid 484 is firefox and pid 0 is System Idle Process

    Code:
    netstat -no
    
    Active Connections
    
      Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State           PID
      TCP    127.0.0.1:1440         127.0.0.1:1441         ESTABLISHED     484
      TCP    127.0.0.1:1441         127.0.0.1:1440         ESTABLISHED     484
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1351       66.102.7.104:80        TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1353       63.245.209.21:80       TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1383       69.226.92.78:80        TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1410       216.239.57.147:80      TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1418       4.79.142.192:80        TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1419       4.79.142.192:80        TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1428       207.142.131.203:80     TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1429       207.142.131.203:80     TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1430       207.142.131.228:80     TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1431       207.142.131.228:80     TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1432       64.91.254.46:80        TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1433       64.91.254.46:80        TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1438       216.239.63.83:80       TIME_WAIT       0
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1442       63.245.209.21:80       ESTABLISHED     484
      TCP    192.168.1.4:1443       212.58.226.20:80       CLOSE_WAIT      484
    btw, what's the local connection which is established. Usually, two ports right next to each other connect locally, in this :confused: case, 1440 anbd 1441, I've had it at various different ports but they always are right next to each other and connect to 127.0.0.1
     
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    To download HJTsetup.exe To Download HijackThis go to the following: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item5
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    At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
    Open a TechSupportGuy forum Reply window for this thread, to have ready to paste the Hijackthis log into. Click once to place the typing cursor in the reply window.
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  3. curos2

    curos2 Thread Starter

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