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Strange Firewall requests


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#1 Zacoru

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 04:25 AM

I recently got 3 firewall requests from these pieces of windows software:
explorer.exe
dllhost.exe
runtimebroker.exe
 
all 3 originating from their proper folders. Why are they requesting firewall access?

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 10:18 AM

Can you tell us what firewall access these processes requested exactly?


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Posted 22 November 2015 - 02:01 AM

I recently got 3 firewall requests from these pieces of windows software:
explorer.exe
dllhost.exe
runtimebroker.exe
 
all 3 originating from their proper folders. Why are they requesting firewall access?

 

Explorer.exe was most likely verifying the validity of a digital signature.

dllhost connects to the internet mainly for reasons of Digital rights management like to verify if your running a cracked/pirated game.

runtimebroker.exe is part of the security subsystem for Metro Apps.It's used to assist with Metro app permissions.






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