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DVNT
Hi All

I have this message popping up in my event logs every now and then, but even after a bit of research I am still not understanding exactly what is causing it.

From what I have read MS has placed a limit (10 I think) on the number of TCP connections in an attempt to slow down the spread of viruses.
I have adjusted this limit to 100 and then 500 but am still getting this error. How many connections are needed and more importantly is this activity caused by some kind of virus. I am running Norton antivirus (updated definitions) and have not found anything but everytime I connect to the internet my computer freezes after awhile.

Another frustrating thing is that there are no entries recorded in the event log as to the freeze cause.

Anyone else experiencing/experienced similar and resolved it.

Thanks
pozzler
Hello,

Could you share how did you manage to increase the connection limit on TCP/IP? Is this practice legal and compliant with M$ EULA?
I was thinking that this limit serves other purpose than stopping viruses from spreading - I thought it helps microsoft to sell windows server editions products.

Cheers

Wojtek
Arnie
pozzler:
If it were against the EULA I'm sure Microsoft wouldn't provide instructions on its website how to change this value.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158474
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314053

DVNT: What output does the netstat command give? This lists all your network connections. If you want to be sure your computer is 'clean', post a HijackThis log on a good analysis forum. Such as http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html (just one example)
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