Unexpected inbound traffic skype

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus/Smart Security Beta' started by Faraways, Sep 8, 2011.

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  1. Faraways

    Faraways Registered Member

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    I have got some unexpected inbound traffic today when using skype v5.3.0.108. Before today I have never had this when using skype. Using registered Eset Smart Security from v4 and now v5 for a while without problems.

    As I cant find any reliable info about the ip-adress/domain and why I suddenly get this inbound traffic I ask here. Maybe someone can figure out if this is to be blocked or not? :doubt:


    [skype.exe,tcp/udp,local port 51877,remote port 62256]
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  2. Faraways

    Faraways Registered Member

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    Seems that microsoft have bought 'groupme' and the ip could be linked to this. If you block the ip then skype disconnect and fail to connect again. :oops:

    If someone has different view... ;)
     
  3. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Hi, how did you assocaiate 'groupme' to suddenlink.net ? I don't see a connection, either on your screenie or when doing a WHOIS on 173.216.15.125 !
     
  4. Faraways

    Faraways Registered Member

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    @CloneRanger

    Sorry,you are right. The ip links to suddenlink.net (and not linked to 'groupme') but cant find any link to skype or why I get inbound traffic like shown above. Ive not given it access but just closed and restarted skype and it stays away for a while.. maybe till it popup again like it did before. :doubt:

    No malware found by eset,malwarebytes and no rootkit-like or other suspicious activity.
     
  5. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    As part of its transport protocol, Skype makes peer-to-peer network connections, so when running it you will see random-looking connections to hosts you do not recognize, just like you would with a peer-to-peer file sharing program.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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