1342Re: [xenu-usergroup] Running out of windows handles
- Jul 7, 2010Hi,
Problem has been solved. The user had not properly "decrapified" his new
PC. It had a norton product installed. After deinstalling it, Xenu ran
On Wed, 07 Jul 2010 07:31:30 +0100, Shiner wrote:
>On 07/07/2010 06:06, Tilman Hausherr wrote:
>> A user contacted me that he's running out of handles when running Xenu,
>> but also other link checking software. He has this phenomenon on Windows
>> 7 32bit, but not on Windows XP. (The handle count can be shown in the
>> task manager with some configuration, or with sysinternals process
>> explorer). I don't have it at all, although I haven't done more than a
>> few thousand links.
>> Process explorer shows that these handles are used for
>> Any ideas ?
>Both of those are "usually" connected to the Windows Socket layer.
>(AFD is afd.sys and is the Ancillary Function Driver for WinSock)
>(WS2IFSL is ws2ifsl.sys and is the WinSock2 IFS Layer)
>I have heard of other problems whereby other 3rd party applications are
>not releasing handles/threads to those two device drivers. Perhaps when
>running Xenu, the connections are being opened by Xenu, but not being
>closed by the 3rd party app.(One such example was someone running the
>Compaq Version Agent which once they disabled, stopped the problems.
>But, in that case, adf.sys was causing a BSOD rather than running out of
>Malware has also used those two files in the past, so it could point to
>those machines being compromised ??
>Hope this helps point you closer...
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