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Windows 7: Ip address skepticism


08 Feb 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Ip address skepticism

Hi,

I'm posting in this forum because time may be of the essence. Also, I had previously set up a My Info so readers of my threads could see everything about my system going in, without me having to retype everything. I'll post some info before I publish this thread just in case.

I just had an annoying "invasion" of the whitesmokeB toolbar malware crap b/c of my foolishness trying to download and install some new codecs so my WMP could play an older .wmv file. For about one hour tonight I worked on removing it after reading up on how to do so. I think it's gone; however, I just finished arranging for a new password in a program, and the request shows coming from an IP address I don't recognize. Is there a way for me to verify my IP address and compare the two? Could the unrecognized IP address in the password reset request from me indicate some trouble? I don't want to take any chances.

Here are some system specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 4/21/2012 2:47:28 PM Dell Inc. XPS 8300
System Service Tag: (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number:
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-2600
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total) Board: Dell Inc. 0Y2MRG A00
Serial Number:
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A06 10/17/2011
new USB Storage Use in past 30 Days (mouse over last used for details) new Hosted Virtual Machines (mouse over name for details)
Last Used
Generic- Compact Flash -- drive 3, s/n 18E391066476, rev 1.01 2/7/2013 11:57:50 PM
Generic- MS/MS-Pro -- drive 5, s/n 18E391066476, rev 1.03 2/7/2013 11:57:50 PM
Generic- SD/MMC -- drive 2, s/n 18E391066476, rev 1.00 2/7/2013 11:57:50 PM
Generic- SM/xD-Picture -- drive 4, s/n 18E391066476, rev 1.02 2/7/2013 11:57:50 PM
HP Photosmart C4280 -- drive 1, rev 1.00 2/7/2013 11:57:50 PM
WDC WD16 00JS-00SGB0, s/n 801130168383 2/3/2013 8:22:59 PM*
* Possibly used again before the reboot following this time.
None discovered
Drives new drive encryption Memory Modules c,d
1500.30 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
1292.66 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

PLDS DVD+-RW DH-16ABS ATA Device [Optical drive]

Generic- Compact Flash USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 5
Generic- SD/MMC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
HP Photosmart C4280 USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
ST31500341AS [Hard drive] (1500.30 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 9VS57E0R, rev CC4G, SMART Status: Healthy 8176 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM3' has 2048 MB (serial number E583901)
Slot 'DIMM1' has 2048 MB (serial number 1933901)
Slot 'DIMM4' has 2048 MB (serial number DD83901)
Slot 'DIMM2' has 2048 MB (serial number DD02101)
Local Drive Volumes new volume encryption

c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 1485.62 GB 1285.38 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 0) 14.68 GB 7.28 GB free

* Operating System is installed on c:

I appreciate any and all responses, thanks!

sbuxman

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08 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Type ipconfig in command prompt on the pc for it`s ip address and use google and type in what`s my ip address for your external ip address.
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08 Feb 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you.

The external IP address obtained using your Google recommendation is exactly the same as that displayed in the "sent from__________" notation in the password reset request, so I feel a little better. However, I don't see it in the ipconfig results -- I had already performed that procedure, having learned the steps to take for obtaining same a long time ago.

I'm attaching a jpeg of all the processes running on my system -- does anything look suspect?

Thanks.


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08 Feb 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm suspicious of three entries in the taskmgr:

CCC.exe Catalyst Control Center: Host application

csrss.exe 10,344K

HOM.exe Catalyst Control Center: monitoring program

Especially csrss.exe, because there's nothing else in the taskmgr for it except the size of the file

What is the Catalyst Control Center?

Any help?
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08 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

CCC is the control center for your amd video card, you should see an icon down in the right corner of the taskbar to open it. There is nothing wrong with having it on your pc.

Or it should be in the control panel

http://www.ati.com/products/catalyst...ter/index.html
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08 Feb 2013   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Maybe I've actually rid my system of the toolbar after all. I'll keep an eye on it.

Thank you!

sbuxman
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08 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

What toolbar are you talking about ?

The CCC icon should be below on your taskbar, not a toolbar.

And Toolbars are a bad thing to have on your pc, glad you got rid of it.
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08 Feb 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I meant that (it appears) the dreaded whitesmoke toolbar is gone!

Happy Day!

sbuxman



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
What toolbar are you talking about ?

The CCC icon should be below on your taskbar, not a toolbar.

And Toolbars are a bad thing to have on your pc, glad you got rid of it.
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