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NT Kernel changed since last log on

by brucedh / April 23, 2009 8:52 AM PDT

Can anyone tell me what caused this Set Point report to show up when I boot up my computer. I recently moved and went to a new internet provider (COX) and within a day this started to pop up. It says that it is requesting to connect to the internet. Does anyone know if it is alright to let it connect?

The executable has changed since the last time you used C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
File Version: 5.1.2600.5755
File Description: NT Kernel & System
File Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Digital Signature:
Process ID: 0x4 (Hexadecimal) 4 (Decimal)

Connection origin: remote initiated
Protocol: UDP
Local Address:
Local Port: 137 (NETBIOS-NS - Browsing requests of NetBIOS over TCP/IP)
Remote Name:
Remote Address:
Remote Port: 137

Ethernet packet details:
Ethernet II (Packet Length: 110)
Destination: ff-ff-ff-ff-ff-ff
Source: 00-04-4b-15-be-0b
Type: IP (0x0800)
Internet Protocol
Version: 4
Header Length: 20 bytes
.0.. = Don't fragment: Not set
..0. = More fragments: Not set
Fragment offset:0
Time to live: 128
Protocol: 0x11 (UDP - User Datagram Protocol)
Header checksum: 0xf63e (Correct)
User Datagram Protocol
Source port: 27298048
Destination port: 35072
Length: 8
Checksum: 0x9022 (Correct)
Data (76 Bytes)

Binary dump of the packet:
0000: FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 04 : 4B 15 BE 0B 08 00 45 00 | yyyyyy..K._...E.
0010: 00 60 00 04 00 00 80 11 : 3E F6 44 02 39 90 44 02 | .`...._.>

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Just In Case It's Malware...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 23, 2009 9:05 AM PDT
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And If You Find No Malware, Then...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 23, 2009 9:09 AM PDT very possible that one of the recent Windows Updates installed a newer version of the kernel mentioned.. I don't have them present at this time, but I believe there was a kernel update in the last couple of months.

Hope this helps.


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NT Kernel
by brucedh / April 23, 2009 9:33 AM PDT


The computer was off the net for two weeks before we got the new service.

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The computer was off the net for two weeks...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 24, 2009 4:41 AM PDT
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That doesn't tell us much as the automatic updates could have occurred just before you disconnected or during the reconnection at the new site.. Either way, the change could have occurred at either time and cause the message.

At this point, have you scanned the computer using both of the tools suggested.

Hope this helps.


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