Strange connections to Google. Spyware? *&^%$$^^*& or what?

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  1. jrx10

    jrx10 Registered Member

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    I've been closing my browser (Fx). Deleting cookies and clearing the cache, etc, and then reopening my browser (no homepage) and just letting it sit for a couple of minutes. After a short period of time, I get these connections without even trying to open a bookmark or connect to any site as something on a cable show caught my eye, and I started seeing 'net activity without initiating anything. I've removed Google from the seach-engine toolbar (over a year ago). Just a ?, should I remove any references to google in my about:config settings? (and where/what else could be iniating these connections to google. btw, I really like the google search engine, but I absolutely despise their tracking, as well as all these toobars (yahoo, google etc) unsolicited outbound connections. Also I'm posting this under "general topics" because I don't see anywhere else to post it. And, can someone tell me what this Google NS-1 server is? thx

    Date/Time :2008-01-14 22:36:10
    Severity :Medium
    Reporter :Network Monitor
    Description: Outbound Policy Violation (Access Denied, IP = 72.14.253.91, Port = http(80))
    Protocol: TCP Outgoing
    Source: "" my computer address:1126
    Destination: 72.14.253.91:http(80)
    TCP Flags: SYN



    Date/Time :2008-01-14 22:36:05
    Severity :Medium
    Reporter :Network Monitor
    Description: Outbound Policy Violation (Access Denied, IP = 72.14.253.91, Port = http(80))
    Protocol: TCP Outgoing
    Source: "" my computer address:1126
    Destination: 72.14.253.91:http(80)
    TCP Flags: SYN

    Date/Time :2008-01-14 22:36:00
    Severity :Medium
    Reporter :Network Monitor
    Description: Outbound Policy Violation (Access Denied, IP = 72.14.253.91, Port = http(80))
    Protocol: TCP Outgoing
    Source: "" my computer address :1126
    Destination: 72.14.253.91:http(80)
    TCP Flags: SYN



    Date/Time :2008-01-14 22:36:00
    Severity :Low
    Reporter :Network Monitor
    Description: Information (Access Granted, IP = 172.16.0.1, Port = dns(53))
    Protocol: UDP Outgoing
    Source: "" my computer address:1125
    Destination:""my Router address:dns(53)
    Reason: Network Control Rule ID = 73

    Date/Time :2008-01-14 22:36:00
    Severity :Medium
    Reporter :Network Monitor
    Description: Outbound Policy Violation (Access Denied, IP OrgName: Google Inc.
    OrgID: GOGL
    Address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
    City: Mountain View
    StateProv: CA
    PostalCode: 94043
    Country: US

    NetRange: 72.14.192.0 - 72.14.255.255
    CIDR: 72.14.192.0/18
    NetName: GOOGLE
    NetHandle: NET-72-14-192-0-1
    Parent: NET-72-0-0-0-0
    NetType: Direct Allocation
    NameServer: NS1.GOOGLE.COM
    NameServer: NS2.GOOGLE.COM
    NameServer: NS3.GOOGLE.COM
    NameServer: NS4.GOOGLE.COM
     
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