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by stu_e / March 17, 2005 5:13 PM PST

Hi everyone

Am having a slight problem at the moment...when ever i am not connected to the net i get a popup from network connections saying something along the lines of

'You or a program has requested information from "host.anyforce.info". which connection do you want to use.

Since this has been happening i have noticed that when i am connected to the net the number of bytes sent from my comp far exceeds what i would call normal...often if can be twice the number of bytes received...for me this is very unsual.

I am running windows xp pro, latest defintions of ad-aware and sypbot s&d as well as AntiVir

Please help

Stu

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Hi Stu
by roddy32 / March 17, 2005 8:38 PM PST
In reply to: host.anyforce.info

I googled this and all I found was a possiblity that it MIGHT have something to do with a game but I doubt if this will be much help to you. I have no idea who these peope are at this link but there is a discussion about it.
http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/search.php?searchid=314882

You could try one of these online scans for s second opinion.
Housecall (using IE with Active-X)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

Housecall (all browsers using java)
http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/enterprise/products/housecall_launch.php

PandaActivescan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm

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by stu_e / March 17, 2005 9:01 PM PST
In reply to: Hi Stu

It's definetly not from a game...as i dont have any.

Although i have a feeling its from a program i recently installed called limewire...a file sharing program.

yeah i did check out that link to the dicussion on the scifi thing when i googled it also.

But will certainly give the housecall option a go and let you know what happens

Thanks
Stu

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That would probably explain where it
by roddy32 / March 17, 2005 9:11 PM PST
In reply to: Re

came from Stu. There will be many people that disagree but at least half of the people that we help in here have gotten their problems from file sharing programs. It's a touchy subject but there is no way I would ever use one on my computer. Just my opinion.

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limewire
by viettim / April 5, 2005 1:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Re

Hi i have recently discovered a limewire spyware/adware on my laptop,my spyware program can't delete it as it reinstalls, does anyone know how to get rid of it.I have downloaded nothing from limewire,this thing appears to be in my sonyhandheld\user.dll .regards tim

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viettim
by roddy32 / April 5, 2005 8:14 PM PDT
In reply to: limewire

Please start your own thread for this and also please supply some more information such is what is in the forum tip which was right above the box that you typed your subject into.

Tip: If you are asking for help to troubleshoot a computer-related problem, please be sure to include all the necessary information (ie: operating system, model number, hardware, software, etc) that will help others identify your problem for a speedy resolution.

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