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    Question firewall (port 1028)

    I have just installed a firewall (Zone Alarm Pro 3 Trial Version).
    It says LEXPPS.EXE is listening on port 1028 . I searched the internet and all I could find out was it was installed by my printer.

    What is it and why would it want to listen on port 1028 (act as a server) ?

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    Lexpps looks like it might be a Lexmark printer... is that the kind of printer you have?

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    Thats what I was thinking. Are you running any kind of server? Anything at all? If you aren't, its entirely possible, that somebody just renamed a virus to something more common, in any case, if you aren't running a server deny that file access, and virus scan it ASAP. It might not even be a trojan or virus, maybe just something to open up ports and accept files. So if you know you aren't supposed to be running a service, that deny it access, at least until you can verify what it does. Also call up lexmark tech support, or check out their site and look at FAQs and maybe e-mail a rep.(only if you have a lexmark printer) otherwise contact the appropriate company. Oh, and you can get free trials of popular AV software and you can get some for free. Goto download.com and look for a good one.

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    well i done some searching and the most i found out that it is for a lexmark printer or it could have been in drivers have you recently downloaded new device drivers for a printer ? and the reason it is holding a port open is that LEXPPS.EXE is used over a network are you on a network ? and you have to uninstall and reinstall the drivers or something if u try google you will only get about 9 hits on lexpps.exe so u shouldnt have to much reading to do
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    Someone is accessing your printer from the 'net... Check your NetBIOS

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    It doesn't appear to be a virus (scanned with NAV2002 with latest definations). I am not on a network. The only programs acting as servers are msn and yahoo messenger.

    I found the page http://groups.google.com/groups?q=le...ftngp04&rnum=1
    but atfer uninstalling the printer drivers LEXPPS.EXE is still there and wont delete. (I have tried from DOS but it recreates itself)

    I have now emailed lexmark (their site contained no information about this file) and have denied internet access to LEXPPS.EXE.

    Thanks for the information.

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    Oooooooo, perhaps polymorphic virus?? My system didn't detect the one I had, so I deleted it and it came right back. Usually there is something that is recreating it. Make sure nothing unusual is loading at startup. I actually dunno how mine was working but my pt 23134 was open. Weird huh? Yeah, sometimes viruses are able to recreate themselves. And one more thing, it might be a legit file that windows is recreating, but, well, if you found little on a google, then I doubt it.

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