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I've been using Wireshark to check out the traffic on my home network. Fairly recently, I started getting a bunch of junk generated constantly. I've been unable to find out the cause, as virus/spyware scans have done nothing and there doesn't seem to be much definite information online.

Here's an example of what Wireshark reports:

192.168.1.103 192.168.1.1 TCP 63187 > park-agent [ACK] Seq=669 Ack=208 Win=17312 Len=0

192.168.1.103 is my computer, 192.168.1.1 is the router. The park-agent port appears to be 5421. I downloaded TCPView to see if it could help me find the the source, but I got some pretty vague answers:

[System Process] 0 TCP kchaloux-pc.ne.rr.com 63267 192.168.1.1 5431 TIME_WAIT

I can't query it for any more information than that. I've tried ending the process from within TCPView but it just seems to pop back up. Does anybody know if there's a known cause behind this behavior?

I'm currently running Windows Vista (home).

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Have you tried running "netstat -b" as administrator? What does it report? –  Tog Apr 23 '11 at 8:08
    
Disinfect your PC, see this...superuser.com/questions/100360/… –  Moab Apr 23 '11 at 20:17
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Running Windows 7? Try disabling the "IP Helper" service and see if it goes away. This is assuming you're not using IPv6 in any way.

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Running Windows Vista. Sorry, I should've specified in my main comments. Updating. Is this still relevant for the Vista OS? –  KChaloux Apr 23 '11 at 6:05
    
I believe it is. –  ultrasawblade Apr 23 '11 at 14:22
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