reply to gogregor6
Re: persistent connection to qw-in-f113.1e100.net on boot i think that there might be something fishy going on..
when i look up the ip address for "www.gmer.net", at "samspade", samspade shows the ip address as being "18.104.22.168", which is "google", and, further, "samspade" shows ip address 22.214.171.124 as being "pw-in-f121.1e100.net"..
if i look up the ip address for "www.gmer.net" at "hpHosts", here is what it shows:
Host: www.gmer.net ( H )
Current IP*: 126.96.36.199 ( 24 H )
IP PTR: ew-in-f121.1e100.net
ASN: 15169 188.8.131.52/23 GOOGLE - Google Inc.
when i actually go to "www.gmer.net", using my computer, the ip address that i get is "184.108.40.206".. so why does "samspade" and "hpHosts" show a different ip address for "www.gmer.net", both relating to "1e100.net", which gogregor6 mentioned in the original post?
gogregor6, how did you manage to notice that your computer was "phoning home" to "qw-in-f113.1e100.net"?
Redwolf, I have an older desktop that was running very slow. Did the usual check for spyware, etc. and found nothing. Just a guess - did a netstat -a to check connections right after boot and the google addr showed up. I'm mostly just a blind chicken who finds some corn once in a while! Thanks!