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#1 polling

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 08:57 AM

I RECENTLY ASKED ON THIS FORUM SHOULD I ALLOW GENERIC HOST PROCESS FOR WIN 32 I WAS TOLD THAT IT IS A NECESSARY COMPONENT OF WINDOWS. AFTER ALLOWING THE PROGRAM ACCESS, I GET A POP UP FROM NORTONS TELLING ME THAT THEY HAVE DETECTED A WORM. THEN NORTONS ASK ME TO PERMIT GENERIC HOST PROCESS OR BLOCK IT, I ALWAYS CLICK ALLOW BUT THE WINDOW CONSTANTLY COMES UP. I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS WHAT I CAN DO TO STOP THE WINDOW FROM COMING UP AND ASKING ME TO PERMIT OR BLOCK THE PROGRAM. THANX IN ADVANCE

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 11:17 AM

Get rid of norton and use AVAST (free) http://www.avast.com/
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Posted 17 July 2005 - 12:04 PM

Is Avast better than nortons i have Syegate as my firewall and i have Win Patrol and i also have Spyware Blaster. I must admit that Nortons has not caught anything viscious in qiute a while. thanx for the info i guess i'm asking do i have enough protection with the programs i already have minus nortons. :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet:

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 12:18 PM

Not all generic host processes are benign, and many malware programs will use it to access the Net. Running detection applications and keeping an eye on your firewall will either eliminate these or prevent them from transmitting information.
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Posted 17 July 2005 - 12:25 PM

thanx igweed so you are saying that i can never have enough protection right?




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