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{RESOLVED}continual pinging

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by kurt_w43, Dec 22, 2001.

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  1. kurt_w43

    kurt_w43 Thread Starter

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    When I shutdown, i get asked to quit the Ping program, even though I never ran it. Also, when i do CtrlAltDelete to see active programs, i see Ping on the list about half the time - it comes and goes when I do repeated CtrlAltDelete. Computer also responds a little more sluggish than it used to.

    Am I getting pinged? or is something in my machine auto pinging?

    I recently changed my home network - I added a computer and changed from a Netgear hub to a Linksys router, and did do some pinging during that transition, but the network now works just fine, and i am doing no further pinging.
     
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    Have you got a internet connection program that pings servers to keep you on line ? If so you may try disabling it in msconfig and see if that solves the problem. Post back with results from Brad and my ideas so we know where your at...Rhett
     
  4. kurt_w43

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    the adware web site doesnt respond.

    i dont have any special internet connection software, what specific program should i be looking for in msconfig?

    a new clue - computer's clock keeps lagging real time - loses over 30min per day - from resources being used i presume.

    another clue - Macafee virus scan keeps stopping at
    ping.exe, net.exe, and conagent.exe.
     
  5. Davey7549

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    Kurt
    It is still entirely possible you may have some spyware downloaded. The link to AdAware changed from .com to .org or .net. http://www.lavasoftusa.org/downloads.html
    make sure you download the main program and the ref file.
    Also the slowdown in the clock could be your cmos battery
    wearing down.
    Dave
     
  6. kurt_w43

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    Problem has stopped, but I still dont know whole story. I upgraded my virus scan from McAfee 4.0 to McAfee 6.0, which includes an aggressive firewall. Since then all evidence of continual pinging has disappeared.

    Theory, though not 100% proven, is that some site was pinging at me, rather than my machine initiating the pinging.

    I also did a scan using the ad-aware software, it found some files that i deleted.

    thanks for your help, guys.
     
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