Need to know why I have so many tcp port 1025 connections
Posted on 2004-10-22
windows xp media center edition 2004, sp2...
Does anybody out there know why I have so many svchost dealies connecting through port 1025. I think it might be aim, but i thought aim always connects with port 5190. I keep my computer clean, to my knowledge at least, using norton internet security/antivirus 2004, ad-aware, pest patrol, spysweeper, spybot s&d, and hijack this. I have also used pdg3, advanced administrative tools, and mcaffe's online scan.
The only question now is, what to do next. I have a 160gb harddrive with around 70gigs left to go, so you can imagine, scans aren't quick.
I'm using netstat in dos all the time, and when i'm connected to the net, sometimes i get huge lists of connections, all to port 1025, some established, others time wait, and sometimes end wait.
I think i'm on a blacklist somewhere, as i'm getting those swen@mm viruses daily in my email account, which i changed. I'm also occasionally invited to aim chats by an obvious bot with an archaic number as a name.
I've been working with computers for a long time, and I don't want to boast, but I do know quite a bit about computers, so don't euphemize my answers please.
with props to all the 31337...