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#1 trickydick

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:33 PM

Is it normal to have so many?
I can't even terminate these processes.
What should I do?

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:56 PM

It is now up to 148 processes.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 11:43 PM

Hi trickydick.
Sounds as though your mail checker is having a field day. Carefully check all your recent emails, particularly any with an attachment(do not open), and delete any that you are not certain of the sender.
Right click on the avast icon in the systray and see if there is any info in the log viewer.
Let us know how you get on.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 06:04 AM

What are these alerts.

I think you wioll find they are your ISP pinging you and if so is normal and no cause for alarm.

If not, look up the isps.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 06:18 PM

In my logviewer 151 scan errors (mostly pghast.dat, processguard file more than likely denying access)
16 occurences of ashmaisv.exe in task manager.
Deleted all messages that seemed questionable. I'll check to see if any new occurences pop up the next time I receive mail. They are only 56k so not a big deal, but just seems like there shouldn't be that many of them.
How do I look up the ISP of a process?

Thanks for all your help.

Edited by trickydick, 18 October 2006 - 06:18 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2006 - 11:54 PM

ISP is your Internet Service Provider who you pay to connect to the internet. They should have a help line you can ring if you need to.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:55 PM

I know what an ISP is but they have never pinged me before, why would they start now?
I contacted them and they said they were not pinging me.
However, I did notice that Processguard had it on the restricted list so I authorized it and will see if there is a difference on the next startup.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:54 PM

Problem solved. It was ProcessGuard causing the problem.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:40 PM

Thanks for letting us know. You never can tell how many people are helped by good feedback.

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