I hadn’t noticed the similarities! Wow, kinda creepy. Sorry for the long delay, had some vacation time that needed to be attended to and it was absolutely adamant that I attend. LOL So now I’m back to the same ole same ole.
So I narrowed this thing down even more than before. This only occurs on Tuesdays. June 11, 18, 25. July 2. It happens after 5pm on each day the amount of data on those days ranges from 11MB to 58.6MB. When I correlate that with the Hosts, it points to mrpep which is my Peplink Router and the app that is using this is none other than Google Chrome.
I have no chat software that uses any kinds of chat rooms that I know of, I’m the only person that touches the network that I know of. I know it’s nothing that I am physically doing because of the time constraints. I’m eagerly waiting for Tuesday so I can see if I can put my finger on what this is. I have yet to sift through the logs of either the router or my laptop. I was actually able to narrow the beginning time of the last one to 5:49pm start time using Glasswire. The one back on June 18th started at 4:36pm.
If this seems to be something that has just recently started, I know that it’s been popping up on my system for sometime now. The last occurrence was about 6 months ago with the same setup, different ISP.
Any ideas now? Anything I should or shouldn’t do this coming Tuesday? I was thinking about having WireShark running the entire time to catch the traffic and see where that might lead me to. It honestly reminds me of a time when a friend had been hacked and the program on his computer would ‘phone home’ the information at a set interval. I have run malwarebytes, roguekiller, etc etc and nothing has been detected.