impulsedriven.com

Case number:671076-992257
Topic:Server
Opened by:Lemon Friend
Status:Closed
Type:Bug
Opened on:Friday, March 30, 2012 - 01:27
Last modified:Monday, April 2, 2012 - 16:56

I am currently using the latest devprev version of Foldit (Build ID 2012-03-27-48171M-win_x86-devprev). I have noticed quite a bit of network traffic when I run the application, so I jumped into the Resource Manager (System 7) to see where the traffic was headed. To my surprise, the Foldit app is communicating with sites like www.impulsedriven.com and taylorswift.wikia.com.

There is also traffic to foldit-webxx.cs.washington.edu, but that is quite small compared to the traffic going to the other sites.

What's up with those other sites?

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(Fri, 03/30/2012 - 01:27  |  10 comments)


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wow... I actually thought this feedback was SPAM and was about to delete it!
We will look into this ASAP, thank you for reporting this!

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After reading this comment I checked my network traffic (Win 7 64 bit) and found traffic to the www.impulsedriven.com web site also.

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2012-03-27-48171M-win_x86-devprev

For info:

I only see traffic to/from foldit-webxx.cs.washington.edu

I will monitor for some time.

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I'm also only seeing traffic to foldit-webxx.cs.washington.edu. Those who see www.impulsedriven.com, do you have anything related to that running, or anything related to Impulse, Stardock, or GameStop? Does there connecting to those sites seem to be triggered by any actions in the game?

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Still no other traffic then foldit-webxx.cs.washington.edu

Lemon Friend, from the different PID values shown in your file you seem to have 4 clients running. Is that correct? Just curious what the 3 clients not connecting to foldit-web... are doing?

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I normally have four to five clients running at a time. Each client is normally running on a different puzzle, although sometimes I use tracks to try different techniques on the same puzzle. None of the clients would have been just sitting around doing nothing.

I'm beginning to have doubts that it is a Foldit application problem, however. Twice I have glimpsed www.impulsedriven.com with firefox now. It's hard to tell for sure, because with firefox it comes and goes so quickly, but with Foldit it is there all the time.

My brother, FluffyFang, is also having this problem, but it includes specificmedia.com. I've also seen autos.aol.com.

I've run virus scans and they have shown nothing.

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Now I'm seeing those sites with Safari, so I guess I've got a virus of some kind that my virus checkers have not caught.

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That would be my guess too...

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http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/utility - has some free utilities for cleaning rootkits and other things that anitvirus doesn't catch - for windows mostly

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Status: Open » Closed

Closing this, since it appears to be caused by something other than Foldit.

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