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Symptoms of a virus or just Outlook?

I've noticed recently that my system has been making uncommanded calls to the internet. My LAN modem reports that the calls were raised because of packets being sent to:, Protocol: TCP, Port: POP3 (E-Mail)

It could just be that Outlook is running even after I've shut it down, but I'm not sure who is and it doesn't look like any of the POP3 servers I usually connect to ( and, which makes me think I may have caught a virus that Vshield hasn't detected.

Can anyone cast any light on this?


David Roper
Thursday, June 19, 2003

D:\ >> nslookup

Doesn't ring a bell? I'd be worried if not. Make sure it isn't just some alias for your normal e-mail hosts.

Brad Wilson (
Thursday, June 19, 2003 is a hosting company of some sort - among their business services is secure email hosting.

Maybe a contractor to your email host?  Or perhaps they are hosting the suspected box for someone else running POP3.  Or maybe they are hosting the box for someone else, who is in turn a contractor to your email host....

Jeff MacDonald
Thursday, June 19, 2003

Put a packet sniffer on your box and turn it on after you close Outlook.


Thursday, June 19, 2003

Thanks everyone.

It looks as if the address is in someway related to my mail account on; at least when I remove that account netstat -a no longer reports a connection to 62.232.x.y.

Now all I need to figure out is why I end up with multiple (crashed?) copies of Outlook running......

David Roper
Thursday, June 19, 2003

Thursday, June 19, 2003

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