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Internet cut out due to Windows Host Process?


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#1 fgeelo

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:31 PM

Randomly my internet cut out for a split second and everything I was on disconnected. I noticed at that moment that my firewall had momentarily blocked an Incoming "Windows Host Process" Connection, but then it automatically rectified it and allowed it due to it being a Windows component.

My question is, is it normal for an incoming "Windows Host Process" connection to occur, and if it is blocked, is it normal for the internet to momentarily cut out?

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:20 PM

Can anyone help please?

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 03:55 AM

I would appreciate any assistance with this issue.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:51 PM

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:15 PM

Well it sounds like your firewall did what it was supposed to do. Stopped something then restarted after it realised it was OK. What OS and Antivirus are you using?

Maybe you should run a malware scan to be sure.
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:55 PM

Thanks for your reply.

I am using Windows 7 64-bit with Microsoft Security Essentials, and all scans have come up clean with MBAM and everything else I've done.

I was mainly wondering if it is normal for there to be an incoming windows host process connection every now and then. Because my internet cut out for literally a split second when this connection was blocked, and when I went to my desktop I saw that it was blocked by my firewall but then it was automatically rectified to be allowed (as I said above) and everything was fine. So yeah, is this normal?

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:42 AM

Just noticed then that my internet randomly cut out universally for both my PC and other devices using the internet. When this happened, my Firewall control blocked a crapload of incoming host processes. Could this be windows trying to reconnect back to the internet? Is that why I would have been getting the message?

So it turns out that in fact the host process block happens AFTER the internet disconnects, and the internet disconnected not just for my PC. Is it normal for host process to setup an incoming connection when trying to connect back to the internet?

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:05 AM

I think it best we need a deeper look,rather than guess. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:34 PM

I thought there would have been a general explanation for it, i.e, Windows host process tries to establish an incoming when windows connects to the internet?

Anyway, thanks so much for your help and I have now posted a thread at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic353310.html

Thanks

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 07:46 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic353310.html you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

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