Ever get your connection interrupted because of a massive amount of spam...

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    ...is coming from your address?

    I just had to go through my cable companie's security center because of this. I guess either someone broke into my router or one of the computers on my network are infected with somehting. Never heard of this before.
     
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    Well I am scanning and I found Parite. I wonder if this is the problem...
     
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    I have a zombie PC on my network. :run:

    It isn't mine because the modem is only sending/recieving when I am actively on the internets. I guess I will have to look at the other PCs on the network.
     
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    Is there a good firewall out there that blocks outgoing traffic?
     
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    unlike windows firewall, most 3rd party firewalls offer outbound protection.
    not sure which is the best but the popular ones are Comodo and ZoneAlarm.
    the free ones are fine, but the paid ones are more robust.
     
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    they're all shitty. windows firewall is perfect. No firewall can fix stupid.
     
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    i haven't used zonealarm in years, but one thing i did like was that you could set it to stop and ask you whenever something was trying to make an outbound connection. so, while it might not be good to run all the time, it might be good for troubleshooting.

    another thing to try is the NetLimiter Monitor. it is free, though all it is there for is monitoring what your processes are doing on the network. so, using that you may be able to which process is doing it.
     
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    if it shows in Netlimiter, the worm is already spreading through the network.
    he really needs a firewall that will stop it from going out.

    Comodo and Zonealarm, though bloated, are known to pass leak tests. Norton, McAfee and some of those security suites failed. Windows firewall = zero outbound protection.
     

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