Posted this in another Forum please read, any advise welcome. I just did the following. RUN > CMD > Netstat -n Over 100 active connections all TCP and im worried. EDIT: Did a better guess closer to 200+, no terrents running. Using ESS latest version, Spybot and PG. Ive only looked up a couple of the IP's so far, one was for Google HUH nothing was open before I ran the comand and I dont have the sidebar or anything like that. Another was for http://www.ripe.net/ agian who, why a connection? Does any think I may be heavily infected? ________________________________________________________________ Another poster replied; run a netstat -b and see where the connections are coming from. ________________________________________________________________ OK. Top 10 or so connections are ekrn.exe next 25 or so are firefox The 2 sources above are sourced at LivingRoom PC which is my PC name. The next 150 are all ekrn.exe and listed the majority are listed as http: but some have different sources like; mars:https, kr-in-f116:http, ns-vip3:http. Any ideas? EDIT: The IP is always 192.168.1.78:50975 running to :65028 ________________________________________________________________ Another poster replied: Ekrn.exe is part of ESS, why it's making that many connections I don't know though. Perhaps try posting here: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18 Seems to be the official support forum. _________________________________________________________________ And now I ask your advise, is this normal, should I be worried?