I am using Comodo firewall 3.5.5. I have been seeing excessive amount of outbound connections when I surf online. Usually I only use Firefox Browser with 4-5 tabs open. I usually go to facebook, youtube, yahoo, hotmail and some other streaming media services. 88)
But these huge excessive outbound connections(usually from 30-67) are making me worried since I didn’t have that many connections ( I usually had 15-50 outgoing connections). Suspecting that I have viruses I scanned my PC with Norton 360 and Sophos, both of them found nothing. Should I be worried about these huge amount of excessive connections or it’s something usual.
** When I see excessive amounts under the traffic tab, I see firefox.exe, couple of svchost.exe’s and liveCOMserver.exe. ******
I can trust firefox and livecCOMserver(norton update). But I am not sure why i have so many svchost.exe’s. Can anyone help me please??? Any help or suggestion will be appreciated.
SVCHOST is usually a windows service(s). There should be several of them. As for that many connections, it sounds normal to myself… If you want to do a bit more research on them… type in the IP addresses at;
I would Assume that norton 360 and sophos would be correct in saying that you are free from malware. (Nothing is 100%… but they would be about 99.9…%)
Thanks for your reply. I really appreciate it. I looked up some of the IP addresses on the websites and turns out some of the ips belong to ARMY. I don’t know what the hell armies ips are doing in my computer, making inbound and outbound connections. What should I do about those? Are those viruses or something like that. I don’t work in the army or anything like that. Is it normal? Please let me know.