too many tcp ports open, how do i close them?

  athenrye 14:42 07 Aug 08
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hi
im having broadband speed issues with virgin, im on up to 20mb and only getting half that, they say i should check my tcp ports and more than 12 is considered a lot, and if i ahve a lot its an indication of spyware and i ahould tun a virus checker

my computer runs wel and i think im covered with avg, spybot and adaware at the minute

i have checke my tcp ports and the result is below, i have 26 ports in various states, is this good bad or dosnt make a difference?

if its bad how can i close them and what do i need to do, is it a indication of spyware infecting my computer?

thanks
will

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\william>netstat -a

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP dadsxp:epmap dadsxp:0 LISTENING
TCP dadsxp:microsoft-ds dadsxp:0 LISTENING
TCP dadsxp:1947 dadsxp:0 LISTENING
TCP dadsxp:1028 localhost:1029 ESTABLISHED
TCP dadsxp:1029 localhost:1028 ESTABLISHED
TCP dadsxp:1030 localhost:1031 ESTABLISHED
TCP dadsxp:1031 localhost:1030 ESTABLISHED
TCP dadsxp:1032 dadsxp:0 LISTENING
TCP dadsxp:5354 dadsxp:0 LISTENING
TCP dadsxp:10110 dadsxp:0 LISTENING
TCP dadsxp:10110 localhost:1221 TIME_WAIT
TCP dadsxp:10110 localhost:1223 TIME_WAIT
TCP dadsxp:10110 localhost:1225 TIME_WAIT
TCP dadsxp:10110 localhost:1227 TIME_WAIT
TCP dadsxp:10110 localhost:1229 TIME_WAIT
TCP dadsxp:netbios-ssn dadsxp:0 LISTENING
TCP dadsxp:1176 84.53.178.18:http ESTABLISHED
TCP dadsxp:1177 84.53.178.18:http ESTABLISHED
TCP dadsxp:1214 statse.iad.webtrendslive.com:http LAST_ACK
TCP dadsxp:1215 statse.iad.webtrendslive.com:http LAST_ACK
TCP dadsxp:1220 213.161.76.5:http CLOSE_WAIT
TCP dadsxp:1222 pop3.blueyonder.co.uk:pop3 CLOSING
TCP dadsxp:1224 click here CLOSING
TCP dadsxp:1226 pop3.blueyonder.co.uk:pop3 CLOSING
TCP dadsxp:1228 mail.makeabuck.co.uk:pop3 CLOSING
TCP dadsxp:1230 pop3.blueyonder.co.uk:pop3 CLOSING
UDP dadsxp:microsoft-ds *:*
UDP dadsxp:isakmp *:*
UDP dadsxp:1025 *:*
UDP dadsxp:1948 *:*
UDP dadsxp:4500 *:*
UDP dadsxp:ntp *:*
UDP dadsxp:1053 *:*
UDP dadsxp:1056 *:*
UDP dadsxp:1165 *:*
UDP dadsxp:1900 *:*
UDP dadsxp:ntp *:*
UDP dadsxp:netbios-ns *:*
UDP dadsxp:netbios-dgm *:*
UDP dadsxp:1900 *:*
UDP dadsxp:5353 *:*

C:\Documents and Settings\william>

  athenrye 15:06 07 Aug 08

hi beta
ive got a webstar, by scientific atlanta epc21cor2 series cable modem

ive also got a net gear router rp614v3

cheers
william

  athenrye 10:38 08 Aug 08

hi beta
anything on this question from yesterday
cheers
will

  athenrye 18:06 09 Aug 08

any weekenders on that could answer this?
cheers
will

  brundle 18:17 09 Aug 08

Nothing unusual there, web browser and email client open I see. If you're using a router it will be monitoring all the open connections anyway. Rather a meaningless test for your ISP to ask you to do - "more than 12" is not unusual at all. The usual antispyware and anti virus scans are worth doing in any case but you'd learn more from monitoring your actual bandwidth use. click here

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