Re: How can I sniff packets?
From: Randell D. (you.can.email.me.at.randelld_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2003 18:41:15 GMT
"mjt" <mjtobler@removethis_consultant.com> wrote in message
> Randell D. wrote:
> > Dispite all this, mr routers log tells me one of my windoze clients does
> > http connection to 18.104.22.168 during bootup. This IP address
> > resolves to "mr.net" (part of a crowd called onvoy.net).
> ... you should download/install/run the software, "spybot's search
> and destroy": http://www.safer-networking.org/ what you might
> have is spyware or something related. in addition to scanning
> your system with spybot, be sure to update your 'hosts' file
> with spybot's (you'll find it in the left-nav-bar). let us know.
> /// Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer, skydiver, \\\
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Even though I have read about spybot somewhere, I'm not keen on using it in
part because its not got a brand name as big as linux or, dare I say it,
windoze - I'm more likely to take a chance on my linux box installing
something since the overall mood so far seen in Linux has been good natured
unlike windoze software which can have spyware of some sorts.
I'm going to try ethereal though... though failing that, I'll just rebuild
my laptop as its my main development machine (though I have daily
backups)... its just... rebuilding the laptaop, a 266mhz with WinMe,
updates, anti-virus and then Macromedia products and OpenOffice.org can take
several hours which is a pain. I wish my laptop was big enough for WINE as
I could always then just take an image of my setup which I could restore
faster if I ever encoutered problems.
anyway... thanks for all the help.