which application is dialling out

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by numpty, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. numpty

    numpty Guest

    I have win xp pro sp2 installed.
    To connect to Internet I use a 56k modem.
    I also have lots of software that would like to 'dial home' occassionally to
    check for updates. There is also the possiblity of trojans having a go too.
    While dialling has to be ok'd manually (dialler pop-up), I'm still unable to
    determine which APPLICATION is trying to 'make the call'.
    Is there a log or somesuch that can advise which application is invoking the
    Some (valid) candidates that come to mind could be: Sun Java, Adobe
    Acrobat Reader, Thunderbird, Firefox, MS products...
    While the dialler appears in the Task Mgr list of Applications, nothing else

    Any suggestions as to how I can determine what is trying to dial out?

    Mant thanks - numpty =s=
    numpty, Nov 30, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    You might try Clean Boot Troubleshooting
    PA Bear, Nov 30, 2007
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    Just about any third-party firewall will give you this information. In
    fact, that's one of the principal reasons for installing a third-party
    firewall. And not only will you know which applications are trying to
    access the internet, you get to choose which ones you want to grant
    internet access
    Leonard Grey, Nov 30, 2007
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