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svchost.exe eat internet


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#1 smohsen

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:02 PM

i just install fresh xp sp3 and update it ,

i have avira free + comodo firewall

i play online game and my ping go up unnormally,

 

i check comodo for tasks , and saw svchost.exe use internet and download something

there was some ip , like : 92.122.214.217 belong to akamaitechnologies

or 8.254.92.126 and to many other

 

what is that ? and how can i prevent svchost ?


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:55 PM

FWIW:  svchost.exe proccesses can be legitimate processes evolving from installed programs...and they could also indicate malware.  You may want to read

 

How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial129.html

 

What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running the How-To Geek - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-svchostexe-and-why-is-it-running/

 

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