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  1. Sweetie(*)(*)

    Sweetie(*)(*) Registered Member

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    hi, i have a process running ' tcpsvcs.exe '
    it is using 50% of my cpu constantly
    is this related to nod32?

    could some 1 pls help, i cant ceem to find much info on it, i thought mabey it was my dsl, but why does it need 2 use half my cpu.

    system; p4 3g
    512mb ram
    win xp home sp2


    nod32 2.12
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  2. jayt

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    tcpsvcs - tcpsvcs.exe - Process Information
    Process File: tcpsvcs or tcpsvcs.exe
    Process Name: TCP/IP Services
    Description: Application that provides network and Internet communication through TCP/IP. Started only when the user configures special TCP/IP services, such as the DHCP Server.
    Company: Microsoft Corp.
    System Process: No
    Security Risk ( Virus/Trojan/Worm/Adware/Spyware ): No
    Common Errors: N/A

    To stop tcpsvcs.exe from running when you restart your computer. Go to start, then run, then type
    in "msconfig". To the far right should be a tab that says start up. Click on it and scroll down and find that tcpsvcs.exe file. Uncheck it and restart.
    Check machine for the trojan Backdoor.egghead A good trojan detection is Stinger.exe by Mcaffee it's a free download
    Good luck
     
  3. Sweetie(*)(*)

    Sweetie(*)(*) Registered Member

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    ok so do i need this process running?
    i have a dsl pppoE connection in australia, just 1 pc no network no proxy's
     
  4. jayt

    jayt Registered Member

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    Are you adventurous? Uncheck the process in msconfig. Reboot and see if your internet connection still works. If it does, then you don't need it. If it doesn't just reverse the process. (I am running DSL on same kind of setup you are using and I don't have that process listed in my Task Manager).
     
  5. Blackspear

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    tcpsvcs.exe is started only when the user configures special TCP/IP services, such as the DHCP Server.

    I have a Netgear Prosafe Firewall as well as ZoneAlarm 4.5.594 and I don't have this running. Does it try to access the internet?

    Are you using a firewall?

    What other security programs do you have installed?

    I would run some free online scans on your system just to be sure it is clean, try the following:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=online scan&sourceid=firefox&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

    Let us know how you go…

    Cheers :D
     
  6. arrowsmithmidwest

    arrowsmithmidwest Registered Member

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    yeah just disable it and see if the internet still works or not.
    Or you could even just go 'Ctrl+Alt+Del' and kill that process , if it stuffs anything up, just reboot.
     
  7. Zombie

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    I would make sure it is not this:
    Backdoor.EggHead
     
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