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- David H. Lipman
December 5, 2005, 5:49 pm
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| What could be causing my apps to accept connections to use local
| ports in sequence? Below are some more details.
| Thank you for any help.
| I run on XP Pro on cable with no other PCs or devices attached to
| the network.
| I use the free FILSECLAB firewall. My firewall is ANTIVIR. For
| my browser I use OPERA and my newsreader is NEWSBIN PRO.
| I have scanned my PC for viruses and for other malware or adware.
| The monitor feature in the FILSECLAB firewall shows that simply to
| do their work, the browser and newsreader are accepting
| connections which come into my local ports numbered 1030, 1031,
| 1032, 1033, etc. The sequence is not precisely followed but more
| or less that is what is happening.
| It doesn't seem like a port scan as it seems too slow and anyway
| it is closely correleated with my own use of my applications.
| But it seems very odd.
| Each time I boot the PC and launch Opera to Google somewhere,
| there is a pause for a second or two for this FIRST web page and
| the status line says: "Connecting to www.google.com". Then it
| frees up.
| What could be causing this sequential use of local ports? Is it
| something I might have set in XP's registry?
You said -- "My firewall is ANTIVIR."
Care to rephrase that ? Do you really mean anti virus ?