Spyware, pests, virus, P2P use, rootkits, and such. Often it's tough to find the pest but when it gets to me (whichever machine) the pests I find are causing untold trips to service counters.
I have 2 laptops connected on a home network, both are configured the same, i.e. on the same workgroup and with Windows XP. They are both setup with dynamic addressing on both the IP and the DNS settings. However one of the laptops seems to randomly lose it's DNS settings and ends up grabbing a 192... address. This always happens on the same laptop, the other laptop is fine. I tried flushing the DNS entries to see if it would grab the correct DNS address, but it never would. As a temp fix to the issue I went ahead and statically assigned the correct DNS entries to the bad laptop. However I would like to know why this keeps happening on this laptop and not the other. Any help would be appreciated.