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Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« on: June 29, 2007, 09:21:55 PM »
My connection was slow, so I checked to see what was connecting/running and there were 14 instances of ahwebsv.exe running, apparently simultaneously, and connected to different destination ports.

Shouldn't one be enough?

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Re: Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007, 09:47:40 PM »
There are 14 points of connection... not 14 instances of ashwebsv.exe running...
Each application, each webpage, each tab... could have a HTTP traffic and, then, one point of connection is established.

Which Internet programs are you running?
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Re: Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007, 09:55:46 PM »
Either Thunderbird or Firefox, sometimes both. I don't use IE unless I have to.
There may or may not be more than one tab open in Firefox. At this moment, I have 3 tabs open plus Thunderbird and 11 "points of connection."

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Re: Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007, 09:57:52 PM »
11 "points of connection."
Which program are you using to check this?
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Re: Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2007, 10:02:46 PM »
I am running Comodo firewall and looking under Activity.

Is there some other way?

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Re: Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2007, 10:05:32 PM »
I am running Comodo firewall and looking under Activity.
Ok.

Is there some other way?
Sure. I was thinking you're using TCPView (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Networking/TcpView.mspx).
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Re: Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007, 11:43:49 PM »
My connection was slow, so I checked to see what was connecting/running and there were 14 instances of ahwebsv.exe running, apparently simultaneously, and connected to different destination ports.

Shouldn't one be enough?

For the correct instances of ashWebSv.exe running you should check the Task Manager.

My firewall also show multiple occurrences of both firefox and ashWebSv.exe, but what you have to remember is that is tracking connection activity, open ports, etc. and not running processes.
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Re: Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2007, 11:51:51 PM »
ashwebsv.exe should always be just 1 instance in task manager regardless of how many browsers you're running or how many tabs are opened. Unless he was checking it with some TCP/IP tool (not disclosed by him), there you may see several connections proxy-ed through ashwebsv.exe...
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Re: Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2007, 01:06:38 AM »
That is why I said demetermaid should check Task Manager as there should only be one instance.

demetermaid said "I am running Comodo firewall and looking under Activity," so that is what is being used to check, which is why I mentioned what my firewall shows.
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Re: Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2007, 02:51:31 AM »
For the correct instances of ashWebSv.exe running you should check the Task Manager.
My firewall also show multiple occurrences of both firefox and ashWebSv.exe, but what you have to remember is that is tracking connection activity, open ports, etc. and not running processes.

ashwebsv.exe should always be just 1 instance in task manager regardless of how many browsers you're running or how many tabs are opened. Unless he was checking it with some TCP/IP tool (not disclosed by him), there you may see several connections proxy-ed through ashwebsv.exe...

I think we all three are talking the same... I mean, we agree each other.
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Re: Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2007, 08:44:50 AM »
You were right, the problem is back...  :'( >:(
The computer is running slowly, internet too and those strange mails sent :


Any idea how to destroy this trojan ?

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Re: Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2007, 09:50:45 AM »
mreynes,

I do not see what your problem has to do with this thread.

It will be easier to assist you if you stay in the thread where you were already being helped with this problem.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2007, 09:53:49 AM by alanrf »

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Re: Should 14 copies of ashwebsv.exe be running?
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2007, 03:09:10 PM »
The computer is running slowly, internet too and those strange mails sent :
Please, don't post twice the same, just double the effort of helping.
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