This is our old Q&A Site. Please post any new questions and answers at

Hey all im new to networking. After noticing a huge amount of lag from my browser, I decided to check into it. After checking my ping I noticed there is a huge delay. With my confusion building more I decided to install WireShark to see what was going on. Apparently my computer keeps spamming a certain range of IPs with packets and Im not sure how to stop it.

Is this some sort of DDoS attack? Or am I a part of a botnet DDoSing an IP? It wont stop, I even installed PeerBlock to block the IPs in question but it continues.

Sorry if something really simple is happening but I'm just not understanding it.

I installed TCPView to see if the packets would show up but I haven't found anything yet. It almost seems like its coming out of nowhere. Sorry I'm new so if theres a dumb answer please help me figure it out.

I checked my network and its definitely coming from my computer.

asked 16 Sep '15, 15:31

nick1212's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

edited 16 Sep '15, 15:33

I restarted and it seemed to fix the problem shortly, but it's happening again. Any ideas? Its clogging up my entire internet and I can't figure out how to stop it.

(16 Sep '15, 18:53) nick1212

You are downloading a large file from Open a browser session to and you should find out what/who this web server is/does. Regards Matthias

permanent link

answered 16 Sep '15, 21:46

mrEEde's gravatar image

accept rate: 20%

Hey thanks for the answer, but when I open the IP in console it redirects me to CloudFlare stating that I can't directly access the website using Direct IP.

(16 Sep '15, 21:52) nick1212

You 'open the IP in console' - what do you mean by this ? What does a host command reolve the address to ?

(17 Sep '15, 02:19) mrEEde
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 16 Sep '15, 15:31

question was seen: 2,603 times

last updated: 17 Sep '15, 02:19

p​o​w​e​r​e​d by O​S​Q​A