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#1 madmoley

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:39 PM

When I boot up. I get a warning that Generic Host Process Win 32 services is asking permission to act as a server. What is this and is it safe to deny access and block it with my firewall. At present I just deny it day by day but I would prefer to know what it is before I bock it permanently. This is a recent phenomenon ? because of service pack 3? :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:04 PM

When I boot up. I get a warning that Generic Host Process Win 32 services is asking permission to act as a server. What is this and is it safe to deny access and block it with my firewall.

Let it run, Its just part of the update from Microsoft. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:32 PM

FWIW: http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:Sj5en...cd=10&gl=us

Just querying using Google...most of the users with this...are ZA users. Seems like a ZA bug to me.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:00 PM

When I boot up. I get a warning that Generic Host Process Win 32 services is asking permission to act as a server. What is this and is it safe to deny access and block it with my firewall.

Let it run, Its just part of the update from Microsoft. :flowers:

Thanks. Looked on quite a few sites but mostly too techy for me. I just needed a yes or no. :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:03 PM

FWIW: http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:Sj5en...cd=10&gl=us

Just querying using Google...most of the users with this...are ZA users. Seems like a ZA bug to me.

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Been crawling all over the forum you mentioned but so many conflicting views and too techy for me. :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:06 PM

The Generic Host Process is also known as svchost.exe. It's a process that hosts other processes. Most times it's requests to act as a server are benign - but you never know until you know what's actually requesting it.

With any firewall the "standard" advice is to block it temporarily for a while - and if everything works as it should, then block it permanently.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:23 PM

The Generic Host Process is also known as svchost.exe. It's a process that hosts other processes. Most times it's requests to act as a server are benign - but you never know until you know what's actually requesting it.

With any firewall the "standard" advice is to block it temporarily for a while - and if everything works as it should, then block it permanently.

Thanks. I have been blocking but will try permanent block as everything works ok when it is blocked. :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 06:36 PM

With any firewall the "standard" advice is to block it temporarily for a while - and if everything works as it should, then block it permanently.

..if you say so.?




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