I think I already disabled all the updating functions, yet, SOMETIMES when I start Firefox, (with about:blank), my network monitor shows one to five connections to IP add… (read more)
I think I already disabled all the updating functions, yet, SOMETIMES when I start Firefox, (with about:blank), my network monitor shows one to five connections to IP addresses mostly in the 74.125.225.x, 74.125.227.x, 74.125.228.x, and 72.21.x.x ranges. Those ranges include Google, Amazon, and Youtube.
I use Kaspersky, and have scanned multiple times for malware, and even had their technical support look into my computer. They see no malware. It is the Kaspersky Network Monitor that revealed the problem.
As I find them happening, I try to jot down the addresses, (quickly, because some of these connections only last a second or two), then add those to a firewall rule I created to try to combat the problem. Yet, next time I start, new addresses are "attacking". Of course, some get away, because I don't get the address jotted down before it goes away. At one point I used masking that ended up keeping me from Google and Youtube, so I have to add the addresses individually, and my block list in that one rule is 13 items long now. The only IPs not in those ranges are 18.104.22.168, and 22.214.171.124. Not sure where those go.
I used to get attacked by addresses in the range that includes Amazon ... 72.21.x.x. I have a separate firewall rule for them that has 33 addresses being blocked.
I should not have to do all that. Firefox should start and just sit there quietly until I start clicking or typing in it. This has been happening in Firefox versions going back to 11. May have gone on before that, but I wasn't tracking it then.
Also, it doesn't always happen, or, more precisely, with addresses I have not already blocked, (because my only way to know it's happening is when the connections are allowed to be made). It does not always happen right after Firefox is up, but sometimes several minutes later. I have started Firefox and just sat and watched the network monitor without doing anything in Firefox, and have seen this happen up to 15 minutes after I start Firefox ... mostly just two or three minutes when there's a delay at all.