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    Default ZoneAlarm firewall and generic host process for win32 services. pls help

    zonealarm firewall shows that its letting generic host process for win32 services access internet, even though i have not allowed it.

    can somebody please explain why generic host process for win32 services wants to access the net

    i have only allowed FF, IE, Opera, emule and ping through ZA Firewall, but today it showed 11 programs secured for internet access, but i am unable to see the list of these 11 programs.

    also yesterday when i was browsing the net, a command prompt appeared... for 2-3 seconds and then disappeared.

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:7.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)

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    Default Re: ZoneAlarm firewall and generic host process for win32 services. pls help


    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>makhan wrote:
    zonealarm firewall shows that its letting generic host process for win32 services access internet, even though i have not allowed it.

    can somebody please explain why generic host process for win32 services wants to access the net

    i have only allowed FF, IE, Opera, emule and ping through ZA Firewall, but today it showed 11 programs secured for internet access, but i am unable to see the list of these 11 programs.

    also yesterday when i was browsing the net, a command prompt appeared... for 2-3 seconds and then disappeared.

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:7.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>generic host process is Needed, it is used by many of your Windows funtions and Needed to Access the internet..NOTE: Make sure all of the following Programs have Trusted and Internet access (2 Green Check Marks):a.) All Microsoft and Windows Programs have Green Check marks for Trusted and Internet Access..b.) Generic Host Process for win32 Services (svchost.exe) also allow Trusted Server Rights (no Internet Server Rights)c.) IE Crash Detectiond.) Internet Explorer or FireFoxe.) Malicious Software Removal Toolf.) True Vector Service (If it is listed)g.) Zone Alarm Clienth.) Zone Alarm Updating Clienti.) Your Email Client needs Trusted, Internet accessand Send Mail all need Green check Marks..

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    Driver version:7.0.483.000
    Anti-virus engine version:3
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    Default Re: ZoneAlarm firewall and generic host process for win32 services. pls help

    The generic host process or the svchost.exe is needed for the windows time updating - you should see remote udp port 123 of the time servers, as set in the Time and Date of windows, for both incoming (internet server) and internet access (outgoing).
    But it's usualy activity is for the dhcp and the dns connections - make sure the dhcp server and the dns server are listed as Trusted in the Zones of the Firewall of the ZA.
    Oldsod.
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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