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Two internet connection icons on taskbar...

by nikhilnaidu / May 10, 2008 7:07 AM PDT


I have two internet connection icons on the taskbar. One is my regular internet connection and the other is something which came up a week ago. I have uploaded the screenshots here

I scanned my system with avast, asquared free, ewido, avg, spycatcher express and ad aware. My security setup includes Comodo firewall pro.

Please help.

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That's proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 10, 2008 7:08 AM PDT

I can have three if I enable my tcpip on the firewire connection as well as the ethernet and wifi.

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(NT) Your screen shot is too blurrry.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 10, 2008 7:09 AM PDT
In reply to: That's proper.
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Just a Left Field Idea...Did You....
by tobeach / May 10, 2008 2:30 PM PDT

recently add a camera program or receive & view CD/DVD disk with photos
on it from a commercial photo store? If so, sometimes the camera software (or surprisingly software buried on a disk created from photo
film developer, Walmart for one) actually install software for your viewing pleasure that links, over the net, to a photo hosting site setting up a permanent (often un-fire-walled) connection for your ease of sharing photos w/ others. Happened to me. Found it difficult to disable. SadGrin

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I know im a couple years late here, but might help others
by dajdawg / December 15, 2010 7:31 PM PST

Hi, I made this account just to clear this up because I was having the same exact issue and this is the easiest thread to come across on google. I found the solution on another website, and can't remember what one it was. But the solution is very simple for future reference Silly

Start->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs

Click on the Add/Remove Windows Components button on the left

Scroll down to and double click Networking Services and uncheck the "Internet Gateway Device Discovery and Control Client" box. A quick reboot and you're done.

From what I understand this simply allows you to share your internet to another device/computer, and from what I've heard it also is a backdoor for hackers. And my internet seems lots faster without it too.

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