Unknown system process

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  1. justinwonono

    justinwonono Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have the following listed as a listening process -

    Proccess : * ; Protocol: UDP ; LocalAdress: Localhost ; Remote Address: *.*.*.*

    With no send/receive traffic.

    The Process Id does not show up in taskmanager, nor systeminternals PE, although it will show up in netstat but not the executable, so how can I determine what is the orginating file.

    As the process only just appeared I'm a bit concerned if it is worth worrying about or not. What is it trying to do & is it a problem & how to fix, any info, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards
     
  2. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Re: Uninown system process

    Hi there and welcome to the forum!
    Don't worry yet, those are UDP processes most probably a netstat process.
    You could try unknown processes to enable socketspy on them, but with netstat sockets you can't.
    In the helpfile is written some about it.
     
  3. justinwonono

    justinwonono Registered Member

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    Re: Uninown system process

    Thanks Jooske for the reply.

    I tidied up some firewall rules & it hasn't happened again, the process no was was the same as used a browser process so I suspect it may have been left over after I closed the it, although it is seemed to hang around for a while.

    Just quickly any idea why a process name has an " * " before it? seems to occur when a process first starts & before any traffic.

    Regards


    (and if noone knows what an "Uninown" system process is ..... I fully dunderstand! ... now :) )
     
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