My laptop is downloading something continuously. Whatever has possessed the machine seems to accelerate the speed to what I never achieve when browsing normally (this makes the ISP a suspect?).
Is there any way I can tell what is being downloaded? I've installed Zone Alarm Firewall software and added some of the offending IP addresses, but the addresses keep changing. Every time I block one, another kicks in after a few seconds.
Some of the most notorious addresses are:
This 90.84.***.*** series has been HELL. It changes between the series soo fast, you block one, another opens and the downloads continue.
188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
80-239-221-51.customer.teliacarrier.com - quite a bother, alternates between addresses a23-63-101-9.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com - another notorious source, also alternates
The ports used to connect by the offending IP addresses alternates between 80 and 443.
Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP Nakuru:1307 220.127.116.11:443 ESTABLISHED
TCP Nakuru:1081 18.104.22.168:80 ESTABLISHED
TCP Nakuru:1176 80-239-221-51.customer.teliacarrier.com:80 ESTABLISHED
The sad thing is that other than losing a lot of costly bandwidth, I've managed to lock myself out of websites I like to visit. Infact, this very forum loads like a 'furless cat'. Only the text loads, no graphics, except the images in signatures. Many others like facebook don't load at all.
Am now trying to unravel another mystery whereby Zone Alarm is not taking new addresses (so no more blocking additional IPs) and it is not releasing those I already blocked that I need to unblock. The only solution is to shut the program down, but when I do, all hell breaks lose as the downloading picks up again.
By the way, I've disabled all program and OS updates and uninstalled many programs that I don't use often. The problem still persists. Any advice?
How can I tell what is being downloaded? Is there a tool that can block the specific data coming in? Am at my wit's end here. Kindly assist.