It could indeed be a virus. If that's the case, one option would be to virus scan all of your machines -it would be useful to do that anyway as well as verify there is an up to date antivirus running in each workstation. I don't think windows machines can survive otherwise
An other option would be to use a sniffer and catch the IP address that sends the prints. Try running
in your pc that serves as print server -or if you have a network-printer (those with intergrated print servers) try sniffing the traffic destined to the printer's IP address from an other network host. Also, if it is a network-printer, make sure it's administration has not been compromised and is not accessible i.e. from the internet
Re: Network Printing problem
13 years 6 months ago #8133
It may be a virii as stated but it maybe an issue with the printer its self.
• Check if your printer(s) are indeed capable of being used as a network printer, check the manufactures webpage or call them and ask.
• Check for qualifying OS, if the printer was not designed for the OS it may not work.
• Make sure you have the latest driver, and the driver for the OS.
• Reinstall the network port