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so i've had this problem for a while, all of a sudden when watching a movie or gaming i start getting these notifications for blocked inbound connections from svchost and among them there's usually a few outbound too.

they go on for quite some time too, the one i'm getting right now have been going on for over half an hour now and i'm getting 44 blocked connections per minute according to the logs. the weird part is that they seem to come from nowhere and there's sometimes several days between the attacks, even up to a month at times.

here's some screenshots of my latest attacks from the logs in case someone could find anything useful in them. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. the last one is blocking firefox so that's probably not related to the svchost attacks but i added it just in case.

i'm on a acer aspire v3 laptop running windows 8.1. for security i'm running malwarebytes and avast internet security. (and none of them found any suspicious activity at all)

i'd appreciate any help i can get, thnx //Jim

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hey, been away over the weekend so sorry about the delayed answer.

i actually think i found the problem, the part in your message about torrent made me take a look since my younger brothers been using my computer a bit and i had a torrent client running in the background seeding some of his old movies. since i turned it off i haven't had any more issues.

it has been up to a month between the attacks before so i really hope this was the problem all along. i thought i'd just hold off and if i get anything new i'll just post here in this thread again, would that be ok?


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