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#1 swas

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:51 AM

Hi everyone :thumbsup: I've noticed lately that my internet connection seems to be a little slower than usual, but I can't find any spyware or viruses. I looked in netstat, and there are 27 TCP ports open. Including one to a website called maxbounty.com Which I don't think I've ever visited in my life. Is this normal??? Is there any way to close any of these ports??? :flowers:

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 11:23 AM

Are you using a good firewall? Here's a site listing commonly open ports.

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 11:39 AM

Hi Herk, thanks for the reply. I am currently using zone alarm as my firewall. And most of the ports that are open are not on the list you gave me. For example I have bleepingcomputer.com open in one window in IE in netstat it shows its open on six ports. Any ideas??? or Is this just me being paranoid???

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 05:14 PM

Try this free software - it traces open ports to the originating program. (I haven't used it, but it looks as if it fits the bill.)

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:07 PM

Thanks for the link. :thumbsup: I appreciate the help. Do you know if its normal to have a lot of ports listening for long periods of time??

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 08:12 PM

Try this site it is by Steve Gibson and you want ShieldsUP! and run thru that

http://www.grc.com/default.htm

have fun

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 10:58 AM

cool site thorXP, It says all my ports are stealth and everything passed, so I guess everything is okay. It just seemed weird to me to have so many ports open and listening at the same time.

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:12 PM

Just because they are listening does not mean they are open. You passed the best test on the internet. Congrats.




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