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ntoskrnl.exe attempting to access Internet


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#1 pogamahone1

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:01 PM

Dell XPS 400 with XP Pro SP3. I recently downloaded and installed the latest WIN XP patches. Running Symantec Endpoint Protection. Rebooted the computer and the SEP Network Threat Protection warning window just popped up notifying me that the NT Kernal System has been modified since the last time I ran it and it is attempting to access the Internet. The new version is 5.1.2600.5857 and it is attempting to access port 138. Why would ntoskrnl.exe be trying to access the Internet? Should I allow it?

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#2 MadDawg

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:13 PM

According to this: http://www.techimo.com/forum/applications-...oskrnl-exe.html

This process is safe to both allow and block from what I can comprehend. It may disable you internet access if it's blocked. Try blocking it first to be on the safe side, but if you can browse the web, unblock it.
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:45 AM

Worth reviewing, IMO: http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/net...ntoskrnlexe-new

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