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  1. #21


    I agree.. I think this is no problem.. I'm just a really picky person on the internet.

    thank you all for the support.

    I think this is solved and no issue.. i have my firewall configured to only allow "core Networking" which is probably why I'm getting these popups to connect svchost to random remote ports..

    by the way here is my latest 2 that just popped up! notice they are different... than the ones earlier..

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  2. #22


    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Best you can do is get your PC checked out by malware experts this will ease your thoughts on any of that, then focus on what you may have installed could have been causing this, which seemed like Akamai, EdgeCast for one.
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  3. #23


    For future reference, What is the command that restores all the windows files to their out-of-box state? (sfc /scannow ?) to repair svchost.exe if it has in fact been damaged..


    and in my searches I've just found out to try a few things like CurrPorts: Monitoring TCP/IP network connections on Windows

    and Process Explorer and many other people have asked back in 2008 why svchost.exe is connecting https-wise to akamai and nobody knows what it's sending... lovely. marketing bull..

    there are so many people in the past that already tried to go through this.. the 4th post down is hilarious and most correct in my opinion.. have a read ..

    Strange process that I've never installed
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  4. #24


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    SFC fixes corrupted system files, believe same in ways with DISM, mean you can try it, but doubt it does do this, talking more in lines of a reset or clean install, making sure do not put whatever software using Akamai. Knew and saw this was a download manager also, how i remembered it from the past seeing it once before, used for Adobe products.

    My knowledge of svchost.exe is limited though. Seems you know quite a bit about it.
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  5. #25


    All I know is windows does things behind you back now.. just like any major greedy corporation or anyone that wants information and wants to make money.. marketing or whatever reason.. blah blah anyway

    this says it all..

    " Why do you think people should disconnect their computer from the network and never reconnect when the issue isn't people using their computers, but corporations getting their users to install P2P clients on their computers under the guise of a 'Download Manager'.

    It's clear from the person who originally started this thread that this P2P client is being installed on consumers computers either without their consent or without them fully understanding the true nature of the software. And he isn't alone, which means it's bordering on misleading the consumer, if not directly misleading the consumer.

    Akamai charge their customers (the corporations) based on the number of bits served from their servers, however Akamai's customers are not charged for the bits the peers themselves serve. That's the reason why these companies are getting people to install Akamai Download Manager, because by using consumers bandwidth, hardware and energy to distribute Akamai content for free, it increases the companies profits. Or to put it another way, it's in the best interest of the companies, rather than the consumers.

    So what happens about people who are not on unlimited bandwidth, does that mean having Akamai Download Manager installed will reduce the amount of monthly bandwidth available to them? Or potentially they will have to pay more by either increasing their limit or going over their monthly cap?
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  6. #26


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Yep, about revenue, profits, making money, a way staying in the business world. Research software more, before installing any. I have no P2P.
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