I've read the various posts about this and I believe it is causing an issue on my computer.
I'd like to post my specifics and see if anybody can me some sound suggestions in simple terms.
I consider myself an intermediate level (although I change my mind when I read this board) and have been using ZA for as long as I can remember.
This is the best I can recall (at 1:30 in the am, after a day in the hot sun) ...
I received several of the svchost.exe popups, and right now I cannot recall if I
initially a) accepted temporarily or b) declined temporarily.
Finally, I got annoyed, did an Internet search
and read it was part of the Microsoft Operating System and Accepted Permanently.
I did make a note about port "135" on a sheet of paper when I accepted.
After reading this Forum, at some point I changed the setting to Permanently Block Generic Host
Process for Win 32 Services
Server - Internet (also an X for Send Email).
While I have ZAISS 7.0, latest update, I do not use the ZA Antivirus or Spyware.
Bit Defender ver 10 (Antivirus only) for almost two years (only one problem last Spring for a while which was a Bit Defender issue).
I've also been using CounterSpy (v 2.5) for about two or three months.
They all have played together well until this past week.
In the few days, I noticed that Bit Defender will not properly scan memory (it just isn't scanning it).
completed a deep
scan and sent it to
Meanwhile, when I attempted to turn off the "Active" live
spyware protection in CounterSpy, it freezes.
CounterSpy seemed to run fine as long as I did not try to disable "Active".
I've now turned both off and turned on ZAISS AntiVirus and Spyware (I've used them from time to time to double check other two programs).
Also ... when I look at Startup items I noticed in the past couple of days ...
dumprep0 -k %systemroot%\system32\dumprep0 -k
CCleaner adds: "KernalFaultCheck" to its description.
Last thing I can think of is that I decided to try RoboForm and installed it sometime in the past few days.
Lastly, like others on this forum, in the past
few months (including once in the past two weeks, but before this current issue), I've had the issue of Anti Spyware programs freezing at System Vol Info and resolved each time by simply running ChkDsk and doing a Defrag.
Would uninstalling ZAISS 7 and installing ZAISS 2009 undo the issue?
Or, if this is causing the problems, is the intrusion there until deleted or
If the Bit Defender and CounterSpy issues are not related, then is the svchost.exe resolved and the only potential penetration was any time before I blocked svchost.exe?
TIA for your suggestions.
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
Message Edited by BobLouder on 09-07-2008 12:18 PM