When i got up in the morning today, i found nearly 30 dos-windows open on my PC. Each displaying the same error message: Pinging 18.104.22.168 with 64000 bytes of data: Reply from 22.214.171.124: TTL expired in transit. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. and also there were nearly 30 Windows Help, Pop-up dialog boxes, each showing the message: Cannot find /n/fh ping file. Do you want to try to find this yourself. YES or NO
Can't believe just to close all these dos windows, and dialog boxes it took me 10 minutes. What should i do to avoid this auto-popping up of dos windows and dialog boxes??? Ping localhost is working just fine. And also i am able to use my cable modem as usual, no problem with that. But when i type ping 126.96.36.199 , at command prompt, it says request timed out. How should i avoid this auto-popping up of dos-windows and dialog boxes??? NOTE: I have weblogic and websphere on my windows 2000 PC and i created a desktop shortcut icon for connecting to localhost websphere server. And later deleted this shortcut. Do you think this is causing the problem? can someone help me in trouble shooting this? Also why does this happen only in the night time? thanks, sri [ December 03, 2002: Message edited by: Sri Addanki ]
Thanks Ashok, Can u elaborate more on this? Also how to trouble-shoot this problem? thanks, sri
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Here is an article on DOS attacks. Well, I am not sure is this a DOS thing for sure. Also, you didnt mention anything about the network that your computer is on, like company network, firewall, etc etc. If you are responsible for firewall, and such stuff for this machine, I would suggest you to install and configure a decent anti-virus tool, a firewall, some spy-ware removers like Ad-aware etc. Also, when you are connected to internet, if you close all browser sessions, IMs, File Share Utilities etc and try netstat -a on a command prompt, you can see if any suspicious program is trying to connect outside your machine with out your knowledge. Hope this helps, Ashok.
Couldn't you have went to the task manager and closed them all at the same time?
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Hi Ashok, Thanks for the info again. I read that DOS article, i don't think thats the problem. This is a PC, and i'm connecting to internet through cable modem from my home computer. As u said, i ran netstat -a command and here's the output: But what does this mean? C:\>netstat -a Active Connections Proto Local Address Foreign Address State TCP naga:auth naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:epmap naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:microsoft-ds naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:1026 naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:1030 naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:1031 naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:1035 naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:1521 naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:4610 naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:6789 naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:60608 naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:netbios-ssn naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:1031 naga:1521 ESTABLISHED TCP naga:1521 naga:1031 ESTABLISHED TCP naga:1808 naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:1809 naga:0 LISTENING TCP naga:1977 188.8.131.52:http TIME_WAIT TCP naga:1982 tut.ejip.net:http TIME_WAIT TCP naga:1987 184.108.40.206:http TIME_WAIT TCP naga:1990 tut.ejip.net:http TIME_WAIT TCP naga:1999 220.127.116.11:http TIME_WAIT TCP naga:2000 18.104.22.168:http TIME_WAIT TCP naga:2005 tut.ejip.net:http TIME_WAIT TCP naga:2009 22.214.171.124:http TIME_WAIT TCP naga:2010 tut.ejip.net:http TIME_WAIT TCP naga:2011 126.96.36.199:http TIME_WAIT TCP naga:4610 188.8.131.52:http CLOSE_WAIT TCP naga:49213 naga:0 LISTENING UDP naga:epmap *:* UDP naga:microsoft-ds *:* UDP naga:1027 *:* UDP naga:1510 *:* UDP naga:netbios-ns *:* UDP naga:netbios-dgm *:* UDP naga:isakmp *:* UDP naga:1036 *:* UDP naga:1041 *:* UDP naga:1924 *:* note: naga is the name of the pc. Hi Paul, Thanks, but my TaskManager is not allowing me to do that, in the sense a typical dialogbox pops-up saying, some process is not responding.... thanks, sri