{RESOLVED}continual pinging

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kurt_w43

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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
 

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.
 
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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
 

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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