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rictic
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject: MJ dialing out each morning

First of all, I have been running MJ for 2 months now with only minor issues, it's brilliant, the quality is great and I got rid of my Vonage which I'd had for over 3 years. I have followed the advice and suggestions on this site and now have my MJ running on an HP thin client. Thanks to stroths, vaham and many others for the excellent info.
Anyway to my issue, a couple of days ago I noticed that my MJ had been trying to dial out to the following number 731 2139 each morning from 6:40 am to 6:50, has anyone else seen this happen and does anyone know how to stop it happening ? I thought of contacting MJ Support, from my experience with them I knew it would be useless to even try, so I thought I'd try here....
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:51 pm    Post subject:

Man that weird...!!!!!!!!!. Rolling Eyes .mmmmmmmmmmmmm.. wondering how MJ could be dialing out, unless a hacker broke in and took over your pc.. How interesting.. However I don't know if this will help but this is what I have set-up to run on a daily basis.

(1). I use something called PsTools to reboot my PC on a daily basis, to get a fresh IP address and to refresh my pc, this can be done automatically, here is the setup:

Download a set of programs called PsTools.
You can downloads pstools from http://www.sysinternals.com
Unzip them to this directory.

create a Directory called:
C:\Program Files\PSTools

create a batch file call xpRestart.bat (If you are using xp)
batch file content should look something like this:

@echo off
psshutdown.exe -c -f -r \\full computer name -t 30
PsTools Version in this package: 2.44

Switch explanation for psshutdown.exe
-c = Allow the shutdown to be aborted by the interactive user.
-f = Forces running applications to close.
-r = Reboot after shutdown.
-t = Specifies countdown in seconds until shutdown (default is 20) or
the time of shutdown (in 24 hour notation)

Schedule xpRestart.bat in your Task Manager to run everyday.

I am not sure this will work for your dial out problem, but at least if u set this up to shut down and restart at the times when your PC tries to dial out this may help u find out what the problem might be.

(2) Another thing u can try is Microsoft Network Monitor 3.1.
a) Create a capture file to see what's going on with your network.
You can download the monitor from here: http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/details.aspx?FamilyID=18b1d59d-f4d8-4213-8d17-2f6dde7d7aac&displaylang=en

Good Luck... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject:

Thanks MJLover101, I guess the hacker thing is a possiblity. It is really weird, it just started happening on tuesday am. I don't have any time of auto-dial software installed. The only s/w is TeamViewer. I'll give your suggestions a go and see what happens.
Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:28 pm    Post subject:

Maybe its ET trying to phone home.......sorry, couldn't resist Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:25 pm    Post subject: ohhhhhhhhhhhhh oh.. ET is at it again. dangggggggggggggg

Well Lonestar & rictic it is possible, ET got skills you know, he was using the new IPhone.. Laughing




ET.. ET...ET..ET.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject:

Well, if ET's folks are out there on 731 2139, can they come on down to FL and pick the little b*gger up cause he's hiding in my MagicJack....
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject:

He's got no chance of phoning home with AT&T (Iphone) then Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject:

I tried to do a reverse look-up on that number, but I need the area code to get it to work.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:00 pm    Post subject:

HendersonMike, my area code is 561, though in the Calls log on the Softphone it just shows 731 2139 as the outgoing number. It is really weird, each morning since the other morning the call log shows the calls start at 6:40 and stop at 6:50.... Maybe lonestarmagic is right Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:32 pm    Post subject:

This is all I got using your AC ....

"(561) 731-2139 is Unpublished or Unavailable
(561) 731-2139
Type: Land LineProvider: South Central Bell
Location: Boynton Beach, FL "
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:01 pm    Post subject:

Hendersonmike, I do live in Boynton Beach, thanks for doing the the phone # check, though I do not recognize the #. I am going to leave Network Monitor running and see if it captures anything.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:59 pm    Post subject:

I used to date a girl in Boynton Bch.
Anyhow, what the heck, call that number and see what you get. Call it from a payphone.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:53 am    Post subject:

I just called that number using the area code 561 and all I get is some loud screeching sound then silence and after aprox 20 seconds the line disconnects.

Sounds like it's tied to some computer/fax machine or something. Why this number is showing up on your SP log, I have no idea.

Maybe it is ET calling his spaceship Smile I would sit in front of my computer at the times when this seems to be recorded and see what happens.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject:

You don't per chance have your fax connected to your MJ do you?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:53 am    Post subject:

I just called that # this morning and don't sound like any fax screeching that I have ever heard.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:46 am    Post subject:

I've never heard anything like that myself. Have no idea what that number is assigned to, just sounds like some computer or network device.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject:

I tried the number also and I guess it sorta sounds like a fax though not really. I don't have a fax machine connected and I don't have any fax (winfax) s/w installed. I'm going to move MJ to my laptop and see if it still happens.
Getting up at 6:30 in the morning to see it happen sounds like going too far Smile . Mornings and i are not the best of friends especially at the weekend.
Stupid question time, could it possibly be the phone causing this and NOT MJ ??? I have a Vtech DS61111 DECT 6 cordless phone
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject:

I don't see how your phone could be causing this, but if after you try your MJ on your laptop and it still does it.....you might want to get intouch with T.A.P.S.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:16 am    Post subject:

Hmm the paranormal MagicJack. Could make an interesting documentary...
The quiet, sleepy town of Boynton Beach, FL suddenly becomes a hive of paranormal activity at 6:40 each morning as the ghost of "Magic Jack" performs his mischievous deeds.........
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:22 am    Post subject:

Keep us posted as to what you find out about this prob.....real curious as to what is causing that number to show up on your SP.

If you think it's your phone, try unpluging it overnight while leaving MJ and your computer running. If the number still shows up on your SP, then it's something wierd about your computer.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject:

I'll keep you informed over the next few days. I will try a few things as suggested, moving MJ to my laptop, removing the phone, running Net Mon etc. I may even get up in the morning to watch it happen Sad That will be the last resort....
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject:

rictic You mentioned in your earlier post that you have some software called TeamViewer, that software is desktop sharing and remote control, from my understanding of the software, Could it be possible that someone is logging into your machine and using your desktop to dial out on magicjack without you knowing about it ? ????????. If i were you I would turn off Teamviewer and take it out of your startup, restart your machine and see what happens.

Let me know what u think. Idea
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject:

It is always a possibility... Hadn't thought about TeamViewer. Hmmm, thanks MJLover. I'll uninstall it & see what happens.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:53 pm    Post subject:

He did not say uninstall TeamViewer, just take it out of the auto start.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject:

Sometimes it pays to read things properly Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject:

Moved the MJ and phone over to my laptop last night. Laptop is connected to the router (ie NOT wireless). Looked at the call log and there we go 6:40 to 6:50 the call was going out. No TeamViewer on the laptop. Tonight I will remove the phone from MJ. This is getting to weird.....
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject:

And you thought I was joking about getting hold of TAPS
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:12 pm    Post subject:

Yes I did think you were joking. Now I am prepared to believe anything, even ET Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject:

Well....if it does it after you try disconnecting your phone, it's got to be the MJ itself since you tried it on two puters already.

Or...........you could be sleepwalking and entering this number yourself each morning Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:53 pm    Post subject:

lonestar, what are u and ET doing ? dangggggggggggg, are u sure u are not in cohoots...lol

mmmmmmmmmmmm. or maybe rictic, has a ghost in his machine...lol
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:39 pm    Post subject:

Donno about ET, but this is pretty wierd that a phone number keeps showing up on his SP. This is a first of this kind.

If it turns out to be that his MJ is doing this, would be interesting to find out why this number that seems to go nowhere and doesn't ring thru to someones telephone. Also very strange that it does it only once each morning at a specific time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:28 am    Post subject:

Well I guess I need to apologize to MJ, ET is hiding in my phone NOT my MJ. I removed the phone from MJ last night and checked the call log this morning. No outgoing calls made. Maybe I just didn't sleep-walk last night or maybe lonestarmagic IS in cohoots with ET. Now can you imagine the telephone conversation I'm going to have with the Tech Support people at Vtech... I'll leave it to the imagination....
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:44 am    Post subject:

rictic wrote:
............ I removed the phone from MJ last night and checked the call log this morning. No outgoing calls made. ..................


Curious because it was not stated, but did you plug in a different phone or just relied on the MJ softphone for that test?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:35 am    Post subject:

I just relied on the softphone. Tonight I will try a different phone connected to the MJ and see what happens. It's tough to try different things because it only occurs for that 10 minute period each morning (and I'm never knowingly awake at that time Very Happy ).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:19 am    Post subject: phone number

that is a fax machine or computer waiting for something to be sent.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:57 pm    Post subject:

rictic wrote:
(and I'm never knowingly awake at that time Very Happy ).



Ummmm......... Me thinks ya need to make an exception for this. Quite the anomaly. You can always go back to bed ya lazy shirt.
If "something" was continually trying to call out from my computer, definitely would make the effort to see who/what it is.
I check my call log daily and clear it if nothing abnormal appears.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: phone number

peaddyman wrote:
that is a fax machine or computer waiting for something to be sent.


Since rictic said that it did not happen with the phone unplugged, I think that rules out a fax or comp trying to dial out. Must be the phone itself, but we shall see after he plugs in another phone.


........... continuing saga will be continued tomorrow morning................. same time .................. same place .................. same channel
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:32 pm    Post subject:

Hendersonmike... OK I'll get up early in the morning and see what is happening Sad .This is getting intriguing and yes I do want to get to the bottom of all this, I just don't understand what could be the cause and why it would suddenly start to happen after a number of weeks with no problems (except for the no audio issue on the Thin Client) with the same phone. Well, if you don't hear anything from me tomorrow then you know that ET has got me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject:

Paranormal phone issues


Freaky phone calls


Calls from the Dead
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject:

lonestarmagic wrote:
Paranormal phone issues


Freaky phone calls


Calls from the Dead



AND THE BEAT GOES ON... Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:24 am    Post subject:

Nothing exciting to report this morning... I connected a chorded GE slimline to the MJ and this morning I got up at 6:30 just so I could sit and watch (thanks Hendersonmike Smile ) and we got a big NOTHING. No dialing out, so around 6:45 I swapped over phones for the Vtech chordless and still nothing. So the plan now is to leave the Vtech connected, get up nice and early Sad and run Net Mon and see what happens. Unless all this is one of lonestarmagic's Freaky Phone Calls (which it could be), we are going to get to the bottom of this one way or another......
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject:

rictic wrote:
So the plan now is to leave the Vtech connected, get up nice and early Sad and run Net Mon and see what happens.


I was going to suggest doing that if the 2nd. phone produced no call out but ya beat me to it. See what getting up early did to you? Your brain cells got up early and got to work.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject:

HendersonMike wrote:
Your brain cells got up early and got to work.

My brain cells may have got up early, the rest of me was still catching the zzz's ..
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:31 am    Post subject:

Humm I am not familiar with that Vtech but does it have a redial on busy feature? If so perhaps something corrupted the memory in the the Vtech which is doing this. If it does turn out that the phone is the problem then removing the battery from it and unplugging the base unit and removing it's backup battery if it has one may perform a reset and clear the issue.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject:

VaHam wrote:
Humm I am not familiar with that Vtech but does it have a redial on busy feature? If so perhaps something corrupted the memory in the the Vtech which is doing this. If it does turn out that the phone is the problem then removing the battery from it and unplugging the base unit and removing it's backup battery if it has one may perform a reset and clear the issue.

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Good point... I will check once I get home tonight and do a reset on the phone.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject:

The Vtech phone.....where did it come from? Was it new or used? just curious.

Which ever phone you connect tonight......don't be near the puter this time and see what happens.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:36 pm    Post subject:

lonestarmagic wrote:
The Vtech phone.....where did it come from? Was it new or used? just curious.


The phone was new, from target, about 6 weeks ago or so.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:12 pm    Post subject:

As if we don't have enough to worry about, there was a news story not too long ago about viruses (virii?) being introduced via OEM's. Apparently, employees were bringing their infected iPods and other hardware to the workplace and connecting them to their computers. The big offender, no surprise, was China.

I did a Google search, but couldn't come up with anything relevant. I would be surprised if this had anything to do with your issue, but the last post made me think of it.

Come to think of it, I never met a conspiracy theory I didn't like. It wouldn't surprise me if this "news blackout" wasn't a vast cover up to protect the Chinese to whom we're in so much debt, to keep from losing face.
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You can't beat a good conspiracy theory..... and I'm a sucker for most of them Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject:

Nice thing about the ThinClient, IF it gets infected, just re-boot and poof it's gone.
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