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"Internet Connection" glyph appeared in my System Tray
.... and now MSN messenger crashes. Related?
trillianjedi




msg:1570959
 12:23 pm on Jan 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

Strange goings on in my laptop (Win XP Pro).

A new icon has appeared in my system tray that seems to indicate when I'm connected to the internet. It's the standard networking type icon - two little PC screens. When I hover over it it says "Connected. Speed : 2.2mbs etc...".

I never used to have this. My PC is set to detect internet connection on my LAN automatically. I have a static local network IP (required for port-forwarding for various apps on here).

Since this started appearing, and at the same time, MSN messenger has started to crash and IE has also become unstable. MSN loads and logs in OK, but if I try and open a chat window (double click on a "buddy") it GPF's.

Anyone had this before? Virus/malware/trojan?

My Norton AV is up to date and not picking anything up.

Would appreciate any ideas - I don't really want to have to backup and reinstall this machine. I assume that something has gone wrong with the way my PC connects to the internet - something's changed, but I'm not sure what and can't recall installing any strange software recently.

Thanks,

TJ

 

kaled




msg:1570960
 5:35 pm on Jan 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

You need to open the task manager and validate all the current processes. Generally, searching for process names such as svchost.exe works quite well.

Kaled.

trillianjedi




msg:1570961
 5:46 pm on Jan 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks Kaled.

I have loads of processes with that name in there.

What would that mean?

Thanks,

TJ

kaled




msg:1570962
 10:48 pm on Jan 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Sorry, I was a bit too brief.

svchost.exe is certain to be on the list of processes (that's why I chose it as an example). Also multiple instances are normal.

Try the following
[processlibrary.com...]
Enter the name of each process and you'll probably locate the dodgy one in a couple of minutes. If you have a process that it doesn't recognise, just Google it.

Kaled.

trillianjedi




msg:1570963
 11:26 am on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Great - thanks for the link and for your help.

I'll do some digging.

TJ

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