I’m seeing my Windows 10 computer sending Port 137 traffic to all corners of the internet - mostly large or network oriented companies. It appear to be coming from the ‘system’ process in Windows. Does Glasswire have the ability to stop this? I’m trying to figure out why it’s even present at all. I turned off Windows Networking Client from the network interface properties so I’m confused as to why it’s still sending this traffic.
From the Firewall screen on Glasswire I see a the port number associated with a content delivery network of ‘Foreign Affairs’ a trade magazine for foreign services folks. I look at their web site from time to time. The process is the Windows kernel: ntoskrnl or something like that. Why is the Windows kernel sending information to the companies of the web sites I visit? That is alarming.
Here’s just a few of the companies that my computer is sending traffic to.
University of Washington
ANS Communications, Inc
QUANTIL NETWORKS INC
Oracle Public Cloud
Any assistance would be appreciated.