Strange outbound connection

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  1. Rasheed187

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    Does anyone have a clue what this exactly is supposed to mean, NG reported that rundll32.exe wanted to make a connection to the following IP address, I´m starting to get all paranoid again :shifty: :

     
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    Did you also happen to see that it´s some strange "Novell Open Enterprise Server" site? Anybody got a clue? :rolleyes:
     
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    What do you mean? You don´t have a clue, or you don´t get to see the site?

    To be honest, I don´t really think that I´m infected, and if I am, it must be some super duper stealthy rootkit or something, because my anti-malware tools didn´t found anything strange, and my system is quite stable, no slow downs, no strange data traffic (besides this outbound connection) etc., but it doesn´t really make sense to me. Do you know what this site is all about? Perhaps I have discovered the rootkit that comes standard with every copy of Windows, is MS spying on me? :D
     
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    Funny, I don't see the word infection anywhere in my post.

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    Funny, but whenever I hear the name "hijackthis" I think about possible infected machines. :rolleyes:
     
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    I did not see anything weird on the IP address, other than it is Vail, CO, that is.
     
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    It was being suggested that you use the StartupList feature that is part of Trend Micro's Hijackthis, which can be useful for other than possible infection troubleshooting.
     

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    Hi,

    I´m not sure what´s going on, a couple of days ago I´ve got a couple of more alerts about rundll32.exe, it was automaticly blocked from making outbound connections and this prevented Opera from connecting the network, very strange. AFAIK, rundll32.exe can´t even launch on my system when SSM is in "silent mode", so perhaps this is NG false positive? Or perhaps it´s really on to something, I don´t know. :doubt:
     
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