"Internet Gateway: Disconnected" icon showing next to the system clock. What is this? Spyware, Virus or other?



Nate Goulet
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
"Internet Gateway: Disconnected" icon showing next to the system
clock. What is this? Spyware, Virus or other?

This thing just showed up recently. It loads with Windows when the
Desktop boots on a Windows 98SE system.

PC is running eTrust antirus, which is right up to date.

Spybot 1.3 didn't pick it up.
Running Trend Micro's full online Security & Virus check didn't help.

Any thoughts? Spyware, Virus or something else?

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
From: "Nate Goulet" <askifyouwantaaddress@yahoo.com>

| "Internet Gateway: Disconnected" icon showing next to the system
| clock. What is this? Spyware, Virus or other?
|
| This thing just showed up recently. It loads with Windows when the
| Desktop boots on a Windows 98SE system.
|
| PC is running eTrust antirus, which is right up to date.
|
| Spybot 1.3 didn't pick it up.
| Running Trend Micro's full online Security & Virus check didn't help.
|
| Any thoughts? Spyware, Virus or something else?

Are you using WinXP or WinME with a uPnP compliant Router ?

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Nate Goulet
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
I'm using Win98SE on a laptop at two different locations. Both have a
router in place between the broadband connection. One is using NAT,
the other had SPI (and NAT as well I think).

Spybot picked up on one entry that I removed. I don't presently see
the icon, but it seems like I saw it come & leave before so i'm not
convinced it's completely gone yet.

I'd certainly like to know more about this icon is anyhow has any
info? Where does it stay in the System Registry? I couldn't find it
in MSCONFIG.

Still unsure if it's really something lurking or by chance something
else caused it.


>Are you using WinXP or WinME with a uPnP compliant Router ?
>
>--
>Dave
>http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
>http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>
>

Steve Winograd [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
In article <42bc4014.863380@news.conversent.net>,
askifyouwantaaddress@yahoo.com (Nate Goulet) wrote:
>"Internet Gateway: Disconnected" icon showing next to the system
>clock. What is this? Spyware, Virus or other?
>
>This thing just showed up recently. It loads with Windows when the
>Desktop boots on a Windows 98SE system.
>
>PC is running eTrust antirus, which is right up to date.
>
>Spybot 1.3 didn't pick it up.
>Running Trend Micro's full online Security & Virus check didn't help.
>
>Any thoughts? Spyware, Virus or something else?

It's probably coming from a broadband router or ICS host. I've
written a web page with details:

XP ICS - Internet Gateway
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/internetgateway.htm
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
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David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
From: "Steve Winograd [MVP]" <winograd@pobox.com>


|
| It's probably coming from a broadband router or ICS host. I've
| written a web page with details:
|
| XP ICS - Internet Gateway
| http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/internetgateway.htm
| --
| Best Wishes,
| Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
|
| Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
| for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
| addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.
|
| Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
| http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

That's why I asked if it was WinME or WinXP with a uPnP compliant Router.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Nate Goulet
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Thanks for the replies.

The icon disapeared for a few days, and it's back again today.

I couldn't seem to find anything in the network properties that
mentioned it. Again, i'm using Windows 98SE.

Is it possible a virus or spyware could generate that icon? That's my
first concern. Scans didn't seem to find much.

I am using a wireless router at one location, and a wired router at a
different location.

What concerns me the most is i've been working this way for at least 6
months with those 2 locations, and why did this thing apear all of a
sudden?

I looked at your web site, but didn't really see Windows 98
instructions how this thing is installed, only for XP. Can you
explain for 98?

Thanks.

>It's probably coming from a broadband router or ICS host. I've
>written a web page with details:
>
>XP ICS - Internet Gateway
>http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/internetgateway.htm
>--
>Best Wishes,
>Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
>

Steve Winograd [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
In article <42c2d48a.6779605@news.conversent.net>,
askifyouwantaaddress@yahoo.com (Nate Goulet) wrote:
>>It's probably coming from a broadband router or ICS host. I've
>>written a web page with details:
>>
>>XP ICS - Internet Gateway
>>http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/internetgateway.htm
>
>Thanks for the replies.
>
>The icon disapeared for a few days, and it's back again today.
>
>I couldn't seem to find anything in the network properties that
>mentioned it. Again, i'm using Windows 98SE.
>
>Is it possible a virus or spyware could generate that icon? That's my
>first concern. Scans didn't seem to find much.
>
>I am using a wireless router at one location, and a wired router at a
>different location.
>
>What concerns me the most is i've been working this way for at least 6
>months with those 2 locations, and why did this thing apear all of a
>sudden?
>
>I looked at your web site, but didn't really see Windows 98
>instructions how this thing is installed, only for XP. Can you
>explain for 98?
>
> Thanks.

I've removed a lot of spyware and viruses from my clients' computers,
but I've never seen them create an Internet Gateway.

Does the Internet Gateway look and act like I describe in my web page?
If so, it's normal.

If you don't want to see the Internet Gateway in Windows 98, you can
remove it: go to Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Windows Setup |
Communications, and un-check "Universal Plug and Play".
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
From: "Steve Winograd [MVP]" <winograd@pobox.com>


|
| I've removed a lot of spyware and viruses from my clients' computers,
| but I've never seen them create an Internet Gateway.
|
| Does the Internet Gateway look and act like I describe in my web page?
| If so, it's normal.
|
| If you don't want to see the Internet Gateway in Windows 98, you can
| remove it: go to Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Windows Setup |
| Communications, and un-check "Universal Plug and Play".
| --
| Best Wishes,
| Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
|
| Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
| for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
| addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.
|
| Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
| http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

I think he has a vendor related executable that communicates to to the wireless Router for
status information.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Nate Goulet
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Thanks, I did see "Universal Plug & Play" checked in there.

Is there any chance that I will loose my Belkin wireless adapter
connection or my Netgear wired connection from removing this?

As long as I know why it is there, it doesn't really bother me. Not
knowing does.

>I've removed a lot of spyware and viruses from my clients' computers,
>but I've never seen them create an Internet Gateway.
>
>Does the Internet Gateway look and act like I describe in my web page?
>If so, it's normal.
>
>If you don't want to see the Internet Gateway in Windows 98, you can
>remove it: go to Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Windows Setup |
>Communications, and un-check "Universal Plug and Play".
>--
>Best Wishes,
>Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
>
>Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
>for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
>addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.
>
>Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Steve Winograd [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
In article <42cc242f.11319015@news.conversent.net>,
askifyouwantaaddress@yahoo.com (Nate Goulet) wrote:
>>I've removed a lot of spyware and viruses from my clients' computers,
>>but I've never seen them create an Internet Gateway.
>>
>>Does the Internet Gateway look and act like I describe in my web page?
>>If so, it's normal.
>>
>>If you don't want to see the Internet Gateway in Windows 98, you can
>>remove it: go to Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Windows Setup |
>>Communications, and un-check "Universal Plug and Play".
>
>Thanks, I did see "Universal Plug & Play" checked in there.
>
>Is there any chance that I will loose my Belkin wireless adapter
>connection or my Netgear wired connection from removing this?
>
>As long as I know why it is there, it doesn't really bother me. Not
>knowing does.

Removing Universal Plug & Play will only remove the Internet Gateway.
It will have no other effect on network and Internet access.
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


"Internet Gateway: Disconnected" icon showing next to the system clock. What is this? Spyware, Virus or other?