View Full Version : Windows 2000 Problem

12-18-2001, 03:33 PM
I have been getting this weird little problem. Sometimes for no reason (that I know of) I keep getting this minimized window called ESS DAEMON. It just pops up near my quick launch buttons. I can't close it, right click on it, or maximize it. It even happens when I have no other processes running. I can't kill it from the task manager either. The only way to get rid of it is to re-boot. I have never really heard of this but I am new to Windows 2000 pro so that's not saying much. Anyone know what this is? And what could be causing this?

rick barclay
12-18-2001, 06:07 PM
Have you been surfing around to those sites that have a
hundred thousand flashing ads poping up at you in day-glo
colors all at the same time? That would be my first suspicion.
Did you download anything that promised to make your
web experience more enjoyable? And did you install it. That be
the problem. You did something. You just have to remember what it was.

rick barclay

12-18-2001, 06:16 PM
No I try to avoid the sites with million + 1 pop-ups so I haven't been to any of those recently. This computer is only about three weeks old and I have installed a few packages (Norton System Works 2002 was the most recent) but nothing from the net. It does it when I am not doing anything on the computer at all, and when I am working as well. I have looked in the windows help files but no luck there.

rick barclay
12-18-2001, 07:22 PM
Sounds very strange, especially on learning you have System
Works involved. Did you have the problem before installing
Nortons? From my own experience, the only prgram in that Nortons suite that's worth anything is the disk defragmenter.
The safe trash can is one of the worst programs I've ever
come across, the diagnostic programs created all the problems
they tell you your computer has and then crashes the darn thing when you tell the program to fix things. Good grief!

I don't know a daemon I think is a non-American term for a web
server of some sort. That's where I got the connection for the
Internet. Maybe your computer vendor can help you. It should still be under warranty if you just bought it.

rick barclay

12-18-2001, 07:37 PM
Let's see...ESS DAEMON?

Hmm...I don't know what ESS is...But I do know what Daemon means. A Daemon is an open server port, that someone can gain information about a computer with. When you connect to the internet, you connect to an http server port to view websites. Let's see...This means that people can potentially break into your computer also. Try getting a port scanner and portscan yourself. Tell me what ports are open, because ESS might be some strange Trojan Horse or something...

12-18-2001, 08:43 PM
Alright I just downloaded NetBrute and it's telling me #25 smtp and #110 POP-3 in the results of the port scan. So I don't really see anything strange about that.....Right?

I ran the scan on and offline and got the same results each time.
So what do you think? and Thanks for all the help Fellas.

12-18-2001, 09:00 PM
Wait, was the program up? Next time try to do it while the Daemon is up and running. If it doesn't show anything else, then it's probably just an annoyance. Also, you should use an antivirus.

12-18-2001, 09:04 PM
Why do people had to hack? I mean if this persists, sooner or later, the world will end.


70% of world uses computer to do dailywork.
Viruses and Horses destroyed them.
Back to stone age.

Do those people like the stone age so much? I mean will they like it if all the computers are rendered useless and we have no fun at all. What if Bill Gates decides to leave us alone because of some nosy idiots are trying to make fun of others?

Thanks hackers, you ae driving us to the end of the computer age, from the happy life and good moral to the age full of agony and hopelessness.

12-18-2001, 09:11 PM
No it wasn't up at the time I ran the port scan ..I will have to do that next time it happens. I have run all the Norton Utilities to fix windows errors and scan disk on it, Checked all drives with Norton Antivirus 2002 and it has happened again several times after that. I am starting to think this has something to do with AOL 7.0 because that was another recent install and I don't remember this going on before that.

12-18-2001, 09:21 PM
Engineer223...Those remarks have no true proof.

Hackers are in no way evil and malicious. Although the media and Hollywood show hackers as people that live in their bedrooms all day and have no social lives at all, hackers are actually pretty good people. All a hacker is, is someone who has an insatiable desire to learn about computers.

There are people called "crackers", or "black hat hackers", and are not to be confused with a true hacker. Black hat hackers ARE evil and malicious, but this isn't in the true hacker spirit. If you ever look into hacking, you'll realize that it just involves knowledge and the drive to gain more knowledge.

Without hackers, there would be no internet, because even security consultants are considered hackers, because of there great knowledge in computer security. Most server security administrators learned from HACKING, and have become smarter. Also, the idea that hackers only hack into helpless sites that have nothing to do with anything, this is totally false. Hackers almost never do this unless they are trying to inform them of the security hole, or they are black hat, which isn't true hacker.

12-18-2001, 09:22 PM
By the way, I forgot to tell you...I'm a hacker.

12-19-2001, 09:37 AM
No, I mean only to BH Hackers.

12-19-2001, 05:35 PM
I just wanted to let you guys know that I got this problem fixed. Apparently ESS is actually ESS Technologies Inc...the maker of my ESS Solo-1 PCI Audio Driver. It was having conflicts with the game ... The Sims Hot Date...but anyways ..problem solved so thanks again.

12-19-2001, 09:43 PM
>>No, I mean only to BH Hackers.

Okay, I have to agree with you about that.

>>I just wanted to let you guys know that I got this problem fixed. Apparently ESS is actually ESS Technologies Inc...the maker of my ESS Solo-1 PCI Audio Driver. It was having conflicts with the game ... The Sims Hot Date...but anyways ..problem solved so thanks again.

That's good. Why do they have a daemon though?