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  1. #1
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    Is my computer infected

    When I was browsing the net, I found that I could not access any websites

    Then I checked system monitor and it says my computer is uploading at >125 kbps. I have nothing open using network except Firefox!!!

    Is there away to find out what applications/resources are using the network?Screenshot from 2013-11-23 19:21:24.png

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    Re: Is my computer infected

    Could it be that you have downloaded something via a torrent, and now you are sharing it?

    You can read this link about Basic Security

    But I am no security expert. Let's wait for someone who knows more about it to give advice!

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    Re: Is my computer infected

    Nope torrent is off. has been since I started my computer

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    Re: Is my computer infected

    My guess is that the machine is sending and that is what is stopping you from accessing other sites. System Monitor has a Processes tab. That will you what processes are running. You can also the command top in a terminal and see what is using up resources. do you have a Ubuntu One storage account? Is it syncing?

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
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    Re: Is my computer infected

    This command will list the current connections and the id/name of the process that owns them.
    Code:
    sudo netstat -ntup
    That would be a start. If you want, you could then kill the process and see if that stops the traffic.

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    Re: Is my computer infected

    Quote Originally Posted by The Cog View Post
    This command will list the current connections and the id/name of the process that owns them.
    Code:
    sudo netstat -ntup
    That would be a start. If you want, you could then kill the process and see if that stops the traffic.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Is my computer infected

    Hi you can also use system monitor to list and disable runing processes just click on the processes tab scrool to the process you want to kill hilight it and use the right mouse button to get the dropdown menu with the choise kill.
    I find that netstat -punt works the same as aoniumo,s code and it a lot easeyer for me to remember.
    Last edited by leeper69; November 26th, 2013 at 05:22 PM.

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