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Network Printing problem 13 years 9 months ago #8125

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Hi !!! everone.

I have a strange problem, some Printers in my network start printing garbage pages automatically, wasting 100s of pages. I think this might me a Virus. Guys can any one help me ???? :cry:

Re: Network Printing problem 13 years 9 months ago #8128

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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 :lol:

An other option would be to use a sniffer and catch the IP address that sends the prints. Try running ethereal 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 9 months ago #8133

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Gainil –

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

Just a few things to try.

Good Luck,
Jack Burgess, Staff
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