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I am a normal user having only limited knowledge about computer. Someone told me that with the command 'NETSTAT" in the command prompt will tell you who all are connected to your computer. I found the following result which is worrying me.

Can someone tell me what this is?

TCP    XXX.XXX.XX.X :53237     allmyworkers:400            SYN_SENT
TCP    XXX.XXX.XX.X :53237     allmyworkers:hosts2-ns      SYN_SENT

Thank you

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TCP    XXX.XXX.XX.X :53237     allmyworkers:400            SYN_SENT
TCP    XXX.XXX.XX.X :53237     allmyworkers:hosts2-ns      SYN_SENT

This is saying that your computer is attempting to open a TCP connection (SYN_SENT) to a computer called allmyworkers. The first connection is to TCP port 400 on that computer. The second connection is to TCP port "hosts2-ns".

Beware that a NETSTAT command will only show the connections that are active or being created at the point-in-time you run the command. Basically you are looking for a needle in a haystack.

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