Help requested in using TCPView

  JCT 16:53 09 Dec 2003
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For some time I’ve had my Dial-Up Connector popping up on first startup of the day, and at other random intervals. I’ve checked all the likely programs that might be launching this, and can’t identify the culprit.

I installed TCPView which “will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the owning process name, remote address and state of TCP connections”. I hoped this would actually tell me the name of the program involved, but it won’t do so in Windows 98SE. Unfortunately it just comes up with characters I can’t make sense of, like m2.mp1.n08.man and 99r5d3:3363.
When I click on ‘resolve addresses’ it comes up with a string of numbers, eg 127.0.0.1:3363.

Can anyone please tell me how I find out from this sort of information what the actual program is?

  pc moron 16:57 09 Dec 2003

Right click on the connection and select "Process Properties" and see what it says.

  alcudia 17:00 09 Dec 2003

I don't know if it will help. I used to get this every time I booted up (twice), when I accessed device manager, opened media player and even with Paint Shop Pro's help file. Never did find out what it was for certain, but I always blamed Norton, simply because Symantec admitted that their software "could" affect some systems this way. Never cured it. Only stopped when I changed hard drives and installed XP. I hope you have better luck, it was a real pain in the neck.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:01 09 Dec 2003

Do you have a firewall installed as that should tell you the program that is seeking access to the net?

For what it's worth, 127.0.0.1 is your own PC.

  Gaz 25 17:13 09 Dec 2003

Its Norton mate.

  JCT 15:56 09 Jan 2004

Thanks for the advice, guys. After a bit of faffing around, I was convinced Norton wasn't guilty. I downloaded WinPatrol startup monitor, and used it to identify all active tasks both with and without the dial-up connector being present. This let me identify that the culprit was my popup stopper which, by default, set itself to automatically check for updates.

I quite like WinPatrol and would recommend it to anyone who wants to monitor their startup programs etc.

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