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Zone alarm, system file access

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BumontheRun, Sep 15, 2003.

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  1. BumontheRun

    BumontheRun Thread Starter

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    I use zonealarm and a few windows files try to access the internet. 2 that i can think of is svhost.exe and the generic host proccess one...

    Anyone know which files need access ?
     
  2. milomorai

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    i think both of them are used for windows update. do they show up after trying to get windows updates? i have disabled those-not allowed access on my w2k system and never missed them.
     
  3. BumontheRun

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    They try to connect soon after the computer is on...but i don't think websites work without the generic one...
     
  4. milomorai

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    keep the generic host process, allow it to access but not act as a server and deny access to the other one. you should be ok after that
     
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