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(Program) CleanMem / Version 2.5.0 frequently hangs/freezes
« Last post by bravoxray on Yesterday at 04:58:42 PM »
Windows  7 Ultimate SP1
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Microsoft Security Essentials
CrashPlan backup
Easeus backup
All latest versions
I have seen other posts about CleanMem hanging or freezing, but not for version 2.5.0, so I am starting a new thread.
When memory use exceeds 80% (sometimes  over 75%), CleamMem stops functioning. The right click function on the system tray icon stops working and left clicks do not open the monitor. As suggested elsewhere, killing the process and restarting it in Windows Task Manager temporarily cures the symptoms, but that only lasts for a while (hard to say how long. 
I have used Wise Memory Optimizer and has similar symptoms.
Rebooting once in a while re enables CleanMem , but that only lasts until the next time that RAM use gets high.

Any suggestions on how to fix this will be welcome.

Windows - Misc / Re: trying to play an old game!!! please help
« Last post by trpted on Yesterday at 12:49:06 PM »
#1 I used an online search engine (like Google) to lookup Pink Panther's Passport to Peril system requirements 64bit.

#2 While I do not have this game, I found from the results this info to get it to work.

Windows - Misc / trying to play an old game!!! please help
« Last post by mmollycf on December 13, 2018, 11:46:43 PM »

So i am trying to download a game i used to play called Pink Panther's Passport to Peril but it says that it cannot run on a 64bit system.
I have a windows 10 operating system. Is there any way I could get this to work!? Thanks

Centurylink C100A gateway
linksis EA7500
switch----------> kids' wifi
|---------------> NAS
|---------------> personal desktop / Win 10 / minecraft

That accurately describe things visually speaking?

If not, then what is it?

#2 Just to ask, instead of using the IP address found via "what is my IP" in google, what if they point to the static LAN IP address you assigned to your Win10 PC - when the server is in the listening state?

If that works but it does not work with the external / true WAN IP - the IP address found via "what is my IP" in google, then you got a hairpin NAT/loopback/Internet NAT Redirection//Reverse NAT issue.

If that does not work, then please post and we will go from there.
(Program) Simple Port Forwarding / Re: port forwarding issue
« Last post by trpted on December 12, 2018, 12:58:37 PM »
Let us do this step by step. Starting off with pre-checks.

********************** Pre-check item one  **********************

#1 Most ISP have a TOS ( Terms Of Service )

#2 You need to find that TOS for your ISP.

#3 If your ISP does not say anything that you can not to run any servers of any kind - green light.

#4 If your ISP does not allow you to run any servers of any kind - yellow light.

-> Be sure to know the risk of running any kind of server.

-> You have to decide is worth the risk or not, based upon...

a) easy you can get another ISP to serve you - for example.

b) much does it cost to upgrade the type of account that you have with your ISP. Example from regular consumer to gaming or business plan.

********************** Pre-check item two  **********************

#1 As how to check what the IP Address is/are, Subnet Mask is/are, Default Gateway is, MAC Address(es) is/are, DNS Server(s) are of your computer, it depends on the OS and Version.

#2 Note: This example assumes that you are on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10

a) Press the Windows Start key to open the Start screen.

b) Type cmd and press Enter to launch the command prompt.

Note: You do not need to click on anything on the Start screen—typing will automatically initiate a program search.

c) Type ipconfig /all at the command prompt to check the network card settings.

d) If not on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 and you do not know how to check that network info - then post what is your OS and Version is.

#4 You need to make sure that the Default Gateway on your computer is the same LAN IP as your NAT router.

************* Pre-check item three  ***************

#1 Go to

#2 On that web page is the non bogan IPv4 (Public) Address that users from Internet use to connect to you.

#3 In your NAT router, somewhere in there you must have the same non bogan IP Address.

Example non bogan IP Address is 999.888.777.666, but in the NAT router the WAN IP is - this is not ok.

#4 Important note: This is not to say that the non bogan IP Address has to be Static.

Example yesterday's IP Address was 999.888.777.666 and today's IP Address is 999.888.777.555 - this is ok.

#5 If the WAN IP in the NAT router does not match the true WAN IP, well it matters what the WAN IP in the NAT router is.

a) If the WAN IP is from -, then CGNAT/NAT444/LSN is present.


If you want more details about CGNAT/NAT444/LSN, you can look at

The possible fixes to fix your issue if CGNAT/NAT444/LSN is present.

#1 Have them in their NAT router forward the ports to the WAN IP of your NAT router..

#2 Upgrading the type of plan that you are on with your ISP so that you get a non bogan WAN IP Address.

For example if you are a Residential Service Plan, consider going to a Business Service Plan.

#3 Consider switching to another ISP that can give you you a non bogan WAN IP Address.

#4 For the long term future, get IPv6 working.

b) If the WAN IP is one of the RFC 1918 IPs (Meaning to, from to OR from to and if your NAT router is a RJ-45 WAN port router:

Step 1: Physically find your NAT Router

Step 2: Find the WAN port of it.

Info: WAN port could be called Internet or To Modem or To ONT port.

Step 3: Report back what the brand and model of the device that is connected at the other end of the wire that is connected to the WAN port of the NAT router.

c) If the WAN IP is one of the RFC 1918 IPs and if your NAT router is NOT a RJ-45 WAN port router, then CGNAT/NAT444/LSN is present (See fix above if the case).

d) If the WAN IP is one of the RFC 1918 IPs  if your NAT router is a gateway NAT router, it matters how it is connected to the Internet (RJ-45 WAN port or acting a modem combo).

e) If the WAN IP is one of the RFC 1918 IPs and you do not know the type of NAT router yours is, it would help to know the brand and model it is - if you did not post already.

Since you posted the brand and model of your router, it (technicolor tg582n) is a modem combo.

f) If the WAN IP was not any of those, it would be a good idea to check to see how the non bogan IP Address is not the same (and not NAT). If you need help finding why that is, you are to asking for help doing so.

************* Pre-check item four  ***************

When forwarding manually remember to forward to your local IP Address, that is unless you are trying to forward some other computer (example to Xbox)

So if you get output...

IP Address
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway
At least one DNS

-> you would forward to

*** Rest of directions **

#1 if asked for a remote/source IP Address it goes like this.

a) Let us say that the fictional IP Address of 999.888.777.666 existed ( I can assure it does not as IPv4 is only to and IPv6 is all hex with colons between ), it was mine, I did not share my connection with others (parents/son/daughter), and you wanted to only allow me to connect through your NAT router to your computer - then it case you would type in 999.888.777.666

b) If you do not want to only allow only a certain IP Address (OR IP Address Range) to connect to you, it has to be either blank (not filled in) OR if you can not leave it blank then it has to be

#2 From DSLR ( -> Forums -> Broadband and Networking -> Networking -> How to know if ports are reaching my computer from outside the post by DSLR user mackey (user # 1479488) on 2015-Sep-24 at 8:05 pm - if you wanted to test port 5154, besides using an inbound client side port checker:

Run tcpdump (`tcpdump -p -n -i <interface> port 5154` would be a good command to start with). If you see incoming TCP SYN packets (not SYN/ACK), or incoming UDP packets from an IP which did not have an outgoing packet first, then the port is open.

b) For tcpdump on Windows I found this info

#3 For a TCP and a UDP port checker you can use

#4 Using a packet sniffer (like tcpdump = command line / like wireshark = GUI) you should see the traffic from an outside IP address reaching your computer, like I did (when you are forwarding the ports to your computer).

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    user-name@pc-name:~$ tcpdump -p -n -i eth0 port 5154
    tcpdump: eth0: You don't have permission to capture on that device
    (socket: Operation not permitted)
    user-name@pc-name:~$ sudo tcpdump -p -n -i eth0 port 5154
    [sudo] password for user-name:
    tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode
    listening on eth0, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 65535 bytes
    08:40:24.169428 IP > UDP, length 6
    08:42:15.839461 IP > Flags [S], seq 1464127243, win 8192, options [mss 1460], length 0
    08:49:05.773987 IP > UDP, length 0
    08:49:06.938818 IP > UDP, length 0
    08:57:57.580814 IP > Flags [S], seq 3027635480, win 14600, options [mss 1460,sackOK,TS val 4240686068 ecr 0,nop,wscale 8], length 0
    08:57:57.712334 IP > Flags [S], seq 1267700791, win 14600, options [mss 1460,sackOK,TS val 4240686102 ecr 0,nop,wscale 8], length 0
    08:57:57.840328 IP > Flags [S], seq 1515263633, win 14600, options [mss 1460,sackOK,TS val 4240686134 ecr 0,nop,wscale 8], length 0
    7 packets captured
    7 packets received by filter
    0 packets dropped by kernel

tcpdump -p -n -i eth0 port 5353 or port 8080


#5 Some notes about my testing..

a) is from this same computer.

b) As noted at -> Services -> Shield's Up they own -thru-

c) I believe is from as it only checks TCP ports.

d) As you can see, I checked port 5154.

#6 The only UDP ports that checks, that I know of, are:

a) DNS (53) -> Freeware -> Utilities -> DNS Benchmark -> DNS Spoofability Test Introduction (or -> Services -> DNS Spoofability Test)

b) Universal Plug n'Play (UPnP) = 1900

From -> Services -> Shield's Up: Click on Proceed and then GRC's Instant UPnP Exposure Test.

#7 Here are some notes about listening:


a) If you are on Windows I point you to

b) If you are not on Windows (Mac, Unix/Linux), go look lookup listen on port and then your OS name using Google (or your other favorite search engine).

c) If nothing is listening any TCP ports that you check with a web based port checker, then TCP ports does not show up as open.

d) Be advised that you can not have two servers listening on the same the port on the same computer. So for example before you use an inbond-client side port checker you must make sure that uTorrent is not running - which explains on that they say

If uTorrent is currently open, you will need to completely close it at this time. Make sure that the green uTorrent icon is not still hiding in your notification area (next to your clock). If it is, right click on it and choose "Exit". Before moving forward to things like selecting torrents, seeders, and leachers, we need to verify that your port is open. We recommend downloading our free Open Port Check Tool to test if incoming connections are being allowed through your router on your uTorrent Listening Port

e) And generally if the program/app is running that you are trying to forward for, then the server is listening.

#8 Here are some catches about ping:

a) If the server that you forwarded requires that you reply to ping, well then you must enable responding to ping in the NAT router.

b) If the server that you forwarded does not require that you reply to ping, well that depends on another factor..

As to what that other factor is, I point to and quote the post by nwrickert (DSLR user #1070900) in DSLR ( Forums >Broadband Tech > Security > Security > DMZ and portforwarding are equally dangerous? on 2010-08-21 at 13:53:23.
While he tells people that responding to ping is dangerous, he replys to ping.

That's a pretty minor point. The reason some people prefer to not respond to ping, is to avoid demonstrating their presence on the net. Gibson has a public site whose presence on the net is well known, so that reason for not responding to ping simply does not apply.

While Steve Gibson does sometimes say some useful things, he mostly seems to be making mountains out of molehills

Note: Sorry for my misspelling, I meant replies.

c) There are certain troubleshooting tools that require that you reply to ping.

For example if you wanted to use the followings tool(s) at DSLR ( -> Tools: Smokeping, Line quality - Ping Test, and for 24x7 Line Monitoring...

d) If the ports are open (this means not just in the NAT router) but the program/app does not work: I have an odd feeling that with this server, you must reply to ping.


You must provide to users from the outside either your non bogan IP Address or DDNS.

What DNS is, here is the simple as possible version as how it works.

I know of a given domain name. What is their IP Address for that domain?

The first D in DDNS means/allows you to have a domain name the follows your non static non bogan IP Address. Which is a lot easier to provide and normally most people use DNS over the IP Address for the content servers that they want to connect to.. ;)
(Program) Simple Port Forwarding / port forwarding issue
« Last post by sako on December 12, 2018, 08:10:31 AM »
hi everybody and this is my issue:
tried to port forward ports 81,8080,9000 .the device is a dvr and the router technicolor tg582n.
I forwarded the ports as usual but the ports failed to open.Then did a little research and i met you ( i was amazed by all the little programs you got to check nearly everything.
following your advice that those little programs should run within the device,i removed the dvr and reassigned the ports and applications to my laptop(windows 7).just to make sure that my port forwarding was right,i used your  SIMPLE PORT FORWARDING program which automatically port forwarded my router(amazing),then i was sure that the steps i followed were the same which gave me the same results.
whenever i ran the SIMPLE PORT TESTER or use the online TCP PORT STATUS TOOL it ended up saying port 8080 is offline and cannot be reached,for all the three ports.then i remembered that the device should be listening to the ports inorder to be i ran the PORT LISTENER for all the three ports together and individually while running the TCP PORT STATUS TOOL but still the same results.then in your SIMPLE INTERNET TOOLS bundle i found another program called PORT SCANNER.whenever i ran the PORT SCANNER while listening to the ports by the PORT LISTENER, the ports, all three of them were detected by the PORT SCANNER.and the PORT LISTENER confirmed it by the status log which said "attempted connection from's my laptop's local ip)on port 8080 at date and time(so did for all the three ports)
so i immediately ran the SIMPLE PORT TEST and the TCP PORT STATUS TOOL but still got  the same "port is offline and cannot be reached"resuits.what could be possibly wrong?keeping in mind that the router firewall was diabled,no antivirus programs installed and the windows 7 firewall inbound at "allow all ports"your help is needed.thank you in advance for your time.

Sorry for the very late reply; dont know if anyone is watching this thread anymore but some background.

I have a switch that is wired into a linksis EA7500 wireless router that is connected to a centry link C100A gateway.  I changed the gateway a while back so that it doesnt do any IP assigning and just passes stuff to the linksys router.  That stuff all worked fine for getting on the internet and all that from our laptops (wireless) and desktops (wired to the switch).  4 or 5 months ago I decided to set up a minecraft server on my personal desktop that is wired to the switch.  I set up the server, changed the PC IP address to a static one, and did the port forwarding thing.  My kids could use the wireless laptop, open up minecraft, enter in the IP address that you get when I type "what is my IP" into google and get on no problem; Yay, everything worked.  After I got the server going I realized that I couldn't see our NAS nor could any of our other computers see my computer.  I assumed it was due to me changing the IP address to a static one and did some googling.  I ran across a forum that said that "Microsoft no longer supported some setting/software/app that game with Win10 and that all you need to do is re-activate it".... or some such thing.  I remember just going into the Network & Security settings and clicking some things and then presto change-o I could see the NAS again and everyone could see my computer.  I can't, for the life of me, remember if we connected to the server after I did that or not.  However, flash forward to the present and my kids tried to connect to the server again and all of a sudden they couldn't.  I didnt change anything (except for that Win10 setting and I can not remember what I changed or did there) and now it doesnt work.  I am assuming that the Win10 setting has something to do with it but I can't remember what I did.  I was hoping that it was just a port forwarding problem but it seems that those are open.
(Program) Simple Port Forwarding / Re: Ps4 related port support on database
« Last post by trpted on December 07, 2018, 05:45:46 AM »
#1 I looked at pf to see if they have a guide for that.

#2 While trying to find that guide, it used to be called Thomson and the new brand is called Technicolor.

#3 Looked at their guide and tried to look through the Thomson guides here.

#4 Based upon the UI, your router guide is this one

#5 As noted: Either forward to the MAC Address of the PS4 or if you want to forward to the LAN IP of the PS4, in the drop down menu select user-defined.

[EDIT] forgot to include the info to add how to convert to WAP

The above for forwarding.

For converting a second NAT router info acting as a hub/switch/wap, while I do not what the second router is - it goes like this.

#1 In the primary NAT router:

a) You must find the DHCP Range.

Since you posted what brand and model of you have, this is located at Home Network -> Interfaces -> Local Network

b) You must make sure that the DHCP Range does not occupy the whole subnet.

c) If the DHCP range occupies the whole subnet, then you need make it smaller.

To do that after going to Home Network -> Interfaces -> Local Network, click on Configure and then Edit

For example with the NAT router at, the Start/First IP Address of, the Last/End IP Address of with the subnet mask of (or a /24 notation), then you could make the Start/First IP Address of

#2 With the second router not connected to the primary NAT router:

a) Change it's LAN IP to be in the same subnet as the primary NAT router but outside of the DHCP Range.

For example with the NAT router at, the Start/First IP Address of, the Last/End IP Address of with the subnet mask of (or a /24 notation), then you could make the second router's LAN IP

b) Disable the DHCP Server

#3 Now connect one of the LAN ports of the second NAT router to the one of the LAN ports of the primary NAT router.
(Program) Simple Port Forwarding / Re: Ps4 related port support on database
« Last post by samuraikid on December 05, 2018, 08:45:28 AM »
Ok sorry for the late answer so i removed the second router and im only with the isp one connect to ps4 by cable

#1 What is the brand and model of the ISP modem with router?
Technicolor TG784n v3 (I think there is a little bug on the program when it came to assign the machine to port route because on program it ask me to put ps4 ip adress and i cant select the ip from the ps4 only the MAC adress from the Technicolor TG784n v3 menu in order to assign machine to port route

Thanks ! Also the database is a bit broked a update to new games /consoles would be nice !

Port Forwarding / Re: Port Forwarding for OpenSim
« Last post by Mekaboo on December 02, 2018, 07:01:13 PM »
I finally figured it out! What happen was I placed my DDNS ip address along with my OpenSim port within my router for port forwarding. What I was suppose to do was connect my internal ip address to my OpenSim port instead. I followed the instructions given by my DDNS supplier. Now things are working lovely 😊

Thank you so very much for all the outstanding are greatly appreciated 💖
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