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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 21-Dec-15 21:00:41
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InfoBar from Sourceforge


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I have been running the above program since XP days and it has been taken over by programmers at Sourceforge who promise malware free software.

Tonight I noticed on my bandwidth graph something downloading at about 48 kibits/s so opened task manager but as it was so little I could not track it down.

Next I opened Resource manager in Win 10, and it gave me the culprit - infobar.exe and it is connecting to 198.41.206.97.

I have never noticed this behaviour before just today and it appears if I switch off infobars network meter it stops. Should I be suspicious?

Tim
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Standard User TinyMongomery
(experienced) Mon 21-Dec-15 21:10:40
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Re: InfoBar from Sourceforge


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SourceForge is notorious nowadays for putting adware or malware on your computer. A lot of developers have withdrawn their software because of this.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 21-Dec-15 21:15:24
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Re: InfoBar from Sourceforge


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http://www.howtogeek.com/218764/warning-don%E2%80%99...


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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 21-Dec-15 21:21:28
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Re: InfoBar from Sourceforge


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Interesting. The IP given appears to be a website on the Cloudflare network but with only an IP address I cant see if or what website this is.

Tim
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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 21-Dec-15 21:24:42
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Re: InfoBar from Sourceforge


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Thanks batty but this installer doesnt appear to have any junk in it and I have been running it long before sourceforge took it over. Question is what is this traffic and IP address and why is the network module connecting to it?

Tim
www.xilo.net & freenetname
Billion 7800 on 24 Meg LLU
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 21-Dec-15 21:40:35
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It could be tricky to find out as Cloudflare's purpose is website security. Can you block it with a firewall?
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 21-Dec-15 22:08:04
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Re: InfoBar from Sourceforge


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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
It could be tricky to find out as Cloudflare's purpose is website security. Can you block it with a firewall?


Blocked by program rule in windows firewall.

Tim
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Billion 7800 on 24 Meg LLU
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
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