...is the site my computer keeps opening. If its already opened, Chrome will open up a new tab and will continue to do so.
If I leave my computer sitting idle for a while, I can come back and find 5+ tabs opened up in Google Chrome to the address, even if Chrome wasn't opened when I left my computer. Changing the default browser also does nothing. It'll just continue to open the same page in, say, Firefox or whatever I change the browser to.
I've blocked the IP to the site in Windows Firewall, and that doesn't stop it either. Chrome just informs me that it can't connect to the website. And it will continue to open up new tabs regardless.
Is it possible to use Wireshark to find out WHAT exactly on my comp is trying to open this stupid website?
Yes, it might, but it could require good timing, because Wireshark alone doesn't help with the association of program to network connection. But if you run Wireshark you can see the communication start, and with that you'll see the TCP source port your computer is using.
Now, while the browser is still trying to get the page, you need to run
Alternatively you can try
Or you could use Microsoft NetMon, which can associate Program and Port while it captures.
answered 10 Sep '11, 03:28