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Multiple instances of the same process

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#1 Schizo


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Posted 19 September 2009 - 08:34 AM

I have multiple instances of many processes, such as Opera, Kaspersky, and Zune. I know at least two connections is okay, but seven or eight is incredibly suspicious.

I'm very tight on my security, and have knoticed this, so any help would be of much use. Thanks!

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Having this many connections, and ports open is making me weary of the application itself. Is this normal?

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IP V4 & V6 (I need both)

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#2 DeathStalker


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:27 PM

I don't understand, you say you are very tight on security yet refuse to install SP2? Are you still using that easily hacked IE7 as well? What other MS updates have you failed to install? Try getting your OS and IE up to date and then see what happens...........

#3 Romeo29


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:39 PM

Its very common for a chat client like Pidgin (which supports multiple protocols and hence bound to open multiple ports) and a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox to open many ports at the same time. Nothing unusual in it.

And yes what DeathStalker said. You should install SP2 and other patches.

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