Unwanted connections???

By scorpion_1112
Jan 3, 2007
  1. Today one thing thats really bothering me is the lighting of the two tv icon (one which u c in the bottom right of r screen for internet connectivity through LAN cable) without me doing anything on internet.

    Just to check up whats going on, i used netstat and i get this


    Active Connections

    Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
    TCP no-name:3294 mail.hotmail.com:smtp TIME_WAIT
    TCP no-name:3298 mail.hotmail.com:smtp TIME_WAIT
    TCP no-name:3302 mail.hotmail.com:smtp TIME_WAIT
    TCP no-name:3310 mail.hotmail.com:smtp TIME_WAIT
    TCP no-name:3323 mail.hotmail.com:smtp TIME_WAIT
    TCP no-name:3325 mail.hotmail.com:smtp TIME_WAIT
    TCP no-name:3334 mail.hotmail.com:smtp TIME_WAIT
    TCP no-name:3341 mail.hotmail.com:smtp TIME_WAIT
    TCP no-name:3346 mail.hotmail.com:smtp ESTABLISHED
    TCP no-name:3347 mail.hotmail.com:smtp ESTABLISHED
    TCP no-name:3349 mail.hotmail.com:smtp ESTABLISHED
    TCP no-name:3350 mail.hotmail.com:smtp ESTABLISHED
    TCP no-name:3351 mail.hotmail.com:smtp ESTABLISHED

    i tried clearing all the history and cache from IE and Mozzila (for any hotmali cookie etc or w/e) but still this thing is continuously lighting that two TV icon in the bottom right.

    I m not downloading anything, no chatting... really even when im just writing in a text file... there seems to be some data exchange.

    Im kinda worried about this... i really want to know what is happening here?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,167   +986

    various reasons why and this is normal. if you're vary concerned, you can
    DL this tool to monitor which programs are connecting using which ports

    your system has port 3310 opend to the hotmail smtp (ie email sending port) and is waiting for it to be reused or closed

    consider your email settings for updating your email inbox -- your system
    asks 'is there any mail?' and you may not get any notice as the answer was
    no -- but the traffic flows both ways at your scheduled interval.
  3. scorpion_1112

    scorpion_1112 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Oh.. k. I was just afraid that it may have been some virus or someone using my computer as an indirect hacking box or something u know... sometime back i had a browser hijack by some trojan (or w/e) it was and it used to show similar symptom..I never knew SMTP, (simple mail tranfer protocol right? ) works like this... And yes, this thing happens only at times, so i guess its k, anyway thanks.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,167   +986

    ALL tcp connections will show Time-Waiting when they are closing the connection, not just STMP (port 110)
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