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svchost.exe keeps trying to connect to the internet..

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by twisted_mind, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. twisted_mind

    twisted_mind Thread Starter

    Feb 24, 2003
    Whenever i am online, my Zonealarm firewall detects "svchost.exe" asking for permission to access the internet! If i deny, i am unable to browse...so i have to grant it access everytime i am online.
    Could anyone tell me what it is? Is it some kind of "phone-home" stuff microsoft have put in XP?
    with regards,
  2. Huon


    Aug 16, 2002
    Normal running of XP will have several instances of svchost.exe running at a time. Bring up windows Task Manager, (Ctrl/Alt/Del) and look in the processes tab, you will see what I mean.
    This link will explain a bit about it. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314056
  3. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
    What I always didi in that instance was deny at first sight then watch your system closely for any troubles that may be attributed as a result of your action.It may be as simple as Antivirus updates engine or windows update engine trying to check the database...
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