Coincidental with the latest ZA free update, my wife's laptop (XP Home SP3) could not longer connect to the internet. She connects, as I do on a home wireless network that links through a router to Cox cable broadband modem. She connects fine to the network, but not to the internet.

After much gnashing of teeth, I finally thought to look at her ZA free settings and found that generic host svchost had red "X" in a'' 4 columns. When I changed this to green arrows, she could connect again. This is a laptop she has used for years and I have no idea why it suddenly changed the svchost settings.

BUT, I do not know what the correct setting for svchost in ZA free should be. Should I allow full access to svchost in all 4 columns - or - is the correct setting something else. As I think I vaguely recall, svchost is generic and could be used by many different processes. How does one set ZA correctly to allow the good processes but not the bad ones?

Thanks for any advice

Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
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Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)