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strangest networking problem i've ever seen

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by synERR, Sep 26, 2003.

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  1. synERR

    synERR Thread Starter

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    hey everyone, i have one of the strangest problems ever. seriously. here's ther setup: my computer's plugged into a router which is plugged into a cable modem. note that this has just recently started, so i'm thinking its a virus or something. what happens is when my computer's on for a while all web browsing comes to a screeching halt. like i could go on AIM, connect to WinMX, go to as many websites as i want, during like the first 10 or 20 minutes of uptime. then, all existing connections (such as AIM) stay intact but i can't establish any *new* connections for example going to a new website.

    here comes the really _really_ weird part: when i first start my computer, i do a netstat /a to show all ports (udp/tcp, all states even Listening). now, i have a few services running like ftp and windows XP Pro's handy little tcp apps such as echo, daytime, chargen, etc but there's also some UDP ports open starting with 1000 or so. and as time goes on, more and more ports open on udp. like at 0:01:30 uptime (from when windows is fully loaded) i might have:

    Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
    TCP mike-comp:echo mike-comp:0 LISTENING
    --- [more stuff here that i cropped out] ---
    UDP mike-comp:1000 *:*
    UDP mike-comp:1001 *:*
    UDP mike-comp:1002 *:*
    UDP mike-comp:1003 *:*
    . . .
    UDP mike-comp:1122 *:*
    UDP mike-comp:1123 *:*
    UDP mike-comp:1124 *:*

    showing up in netstat /a. (mike-comp is my computer/network id obviously). but then by 0:04:00 it might be up to:

    Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
    UDP mike-comp:1000 *:*
    UDP mike-comp:1001 *:*
    UDP mike-comp:1002 *:*
    UDP mike-comp:1003 *:*
    . . .
    UDP mike-comp:1594 *:*
    UDP mike-comp:1595 *:*
    UDP mike-comp:1596 *:*

    with "..." representing all ports in between.
    so basically if i sit in the dos console and continuously put in "netstat /a" just when the previous output finishes scrolling up the screen, i'll have 1 or 2 more ports open by then. here's the catch: when it gets up to exactly 5000, thats where the problem starts. bam--no more web pages until i reboot the whole computer, and then the whole damn process starts again. now tell me this isn't the weirdest problem ever! lol, now to make it even MORE complicated, _some_ programs *will* still allow new connections to be made, such as AIM. i can sign off and then back on without a problem. a little telnet-like program i made in VB still works and can connect to say google.com:80 and retrive the html when i type the right http commands, or connect to say mail.[my-isp].net:110 and connect to the pop3 server. but IE and outlook can't. they just stop dead when port 5000 is reached by whatever the heck is doing this.

    any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated, thanks guys.

    -mike
     
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    synERR Thread Starter

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    i guess i should also mention what i'm running--

    Win XP Pro SP1 with all current hotfixes and stuff
    IE 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp1.020828-1920

    i got a 2.4 GHz P4 with 512MB ram

    and i have Ad-Aware 6 and that didn't catch anything lately, and i did a Panda Titanium virus scan. nothing.

    -mike
     
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    synERR Thread Starter

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    o yeah, can't forget the good ol' HijackThis log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
    Scan saved at 10:37:34 PM, on 9/26/2003
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdtc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\WinVNC.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\mqsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\mqtgsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
    C:\Program Files\BPFTP\G6 FTP Server\G6FTPSrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\tbctray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
    C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\synERR\Local Settings\Temp\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dellnet.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: Webster Toolbar - {9E1128F1-53FA-11d5-8490-0048548030CA} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\m-wtoolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\windows\googletoolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Merriam-Webster - {9E1128F1-53FA-11D5-8490-0048548030CA} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\m-wtoolbar.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\windows\googletoolbar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCMSMMSG] BCMSMMSG.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDSentry] C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DwlClient] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MsmqIntCert] regsvr32 /s mqrt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BPFTP] "C:\Program Files\BPFTP\G6 FTP Server\G6FTPSrv.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinVNC] "C:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\WinVNC.exe" -servicehelper
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeadAIM] rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\AIM95\\DeadAIM.ocm",ExportedCheckODLs
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [STYLEXP] C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Share-to-Web Namespace Daemon] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TraySantaCruz] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\tbctray.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [STYLEXP] C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\WINDOWS\GoogleToolbar.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://C:\WINDOWS\GoogleToolbar.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\WINDOWS\GoogleToolbar.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Collegiate &Dictionary - C:\Program files\Merriam-Webster Toolbar\dictionary.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Collegiate &Thesaurus - C:\Program files\Merriam-Webster Toolbar\thesaurus.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\WINDOWS\GoogleToolbar.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page - res://C:\WINDOWS\GoogleToolbar.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Merriam-Webster (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: MoneySide (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug (HKCU)
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Dots - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/dtt1_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/potc_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} (SysProWmi Class) - http://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/SysPro.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} (Yahoo! Audio Conferencing) - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/v45/yacscom.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2B96D5CC-C5B5-49A5-A69D-CC0A30F9028C} (MiniBugTransporterX Class) - http://download.weatherbug.com/minibug/tricklers/AWS/MiniBugTransporter.cab?RND=
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0309.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/borris/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {7D1E9C49-BD6A-11D3-87A8-009027A35D73} (Yahoo! Audio UI1) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yacsui.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8EDAD21C-3584-4E66-A8AB-EB0E5584767D} - http://toolbar.google.com/data/GoogleActivate.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37623.5018865741
    O16 - DPF: {C8A88E8D-9D33-4F01-80EC-E558545C0A9E} (Detector Class) - http://atglive.optimumonline.com/downloads/xdetector.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F798683C-FE05-436C-B0FF-35B9122E9787} - http://www.m-w.com/tools/toolbar/cabs/m-w.cab
     
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