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    Question How to know PID or svchost.exe

    ZoneAlerm (program control) offten warns about "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" (svchost.exe), but there is many processes of svchost.exe.
    How do I tell the PID (Process ID) of svchost.exe that is warned by ZA. I'd like to know which service try to access through the firewall as svchost.exe.

    My PC enviroment.
    OS: Windows XP(SP3)
    ZoneAlerm version: 7.0.483.000 (Japanese ver.)
    (I wanna install new version of ZA free but my PC spec is no so high. RAM is less than 1GB.)

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    Default Re: How to know PID or svchost.exe

    Quote Originally Posted by nogoro View Post
    ZoneAlerm (program control) offten warns about "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" (svchost.exe), but there is many processes of svchost.exe.
    How do I tell the PID (Process ID) of svchost.exe that is warned by ZA. I'd like to know which service try to access through the firewall as svchost.exe.

    My PC enviroment.
    OS: Windows XP(SP3)
    ZoneAlerm version: 7.0.483.000 (Japanese ver.)
    (I wanna install new version of ZA free but my PC spec is no so high. RAM is less than 1GB.)
    Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" (svchost.exe), is a part of Windows OS, and many proccesses in Windows Use this file, that is why 4 or 5 copies of the File may be running at a time.. and it should be granted Full Rights in ZA Program control.



    That version of Zone Alarm is Very old and No longer Supported..

    Here is a Link to the Newest Version of ZA Free in Japanees

    http://www.zonealarm.com/security/ja...e-software.htm

    However, your old Computer may not have the Memory and CPU Speed to install the New version..

    Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or SP2 Business / Home Premium / Ultimate:
    32-bit / 64-bit, 2 GB RAM
    2 GHz or faster processor
    250MB of available hard-disk space

    Microsoft Windows, XP SP2 or SP3 Home / Professional
    32-bit, 1GB RAM
    1 GHz or faster processor
    250MB of available hard-disk space
    Last edited by GeorgeV; August 29th, 2010 at 04:33 AM. Reason: typo
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    Question Re: How to know PID or svchost.exe

    Thank you GeorgeV for replying.
    You mean that I don't have to mind about svchost. OK, I understand. Thx...
    But,,, could you tell the PID of a program that is warned by ZA?
    (It's almost just for my interests,,, but I heard some virus act as svchost.exe....)

    For ZA version, I'll follow your advice and I'm gonna add some RAM to my computer and update ZA.
    Last edited by nogoro; August 29th, 2010 at 01:02 AM. Reason: Just after posting, I came to wanna add comment.

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    Default Re: How to know PID or svchost.exe

    Quote Originally Posted by nogoro View Post
    Thank you GeorgeV for replying.
    You mean that I don't have to mind about svchost. OK, I understand. Thx...
    But,,, could you tell the PID of a program that is warned by ZA?
    (It's almost just for my interests,,, but I heard some virus act as svchost.exe....)

    For ZA version, I'll follow your advice and I'm gonna add some RAM to my computer and update ZA.
    to find the PID of any running program, click on the Task bar and click on Task Manager.. Click on Services.. look down the list for the file you want and the 2nd column is the "PID" info..
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    nogoro Guest

    Default Re: How to know PID or svchost.exe

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeV View Post
    to find the PID of any running program, click on the Task bar and click on Task Manager.. Click on Services.. look down the list for the file you want and the 2nd column is the "PID" info..
    usually svhost.exe is running as many processes. My question is how you identify which process was alerted by ZA when multiple programs of the same name are running.
    thx.

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    Default Re: How to know PID or svchost.exe

    have you looked in the "alerts & Logs" section ?

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    Default Re: How to know PID or svchost.exe

    How to find out what programs on your computer are connecting to the Internet

    Wondering if there's a spyware program on your computer that's surreptitiously sending information over the Internet? Want to know which of your legit programs are "calling home?" There's a command line utility that will help you find out, and it works in both XP and Vista.

    > Click Start.
    > In XP, click Run and type "cmd" in the Run box. In Vista, you need to open the command prompt with elevated privileges, so click 'All Programs', 'Accessories', then right click 'Command Prompt' and select 'Run as Administrator.'
    > At the command prompt, type "netstat -nab", press 'Enter' key.

    This displays a list of running programs, the protocol being used by each to connect to the Internet, and the IP address and port being used. You might be surprised to see, for instance, that PowerPoint is connected to the Internet - but it will be if you use the online Help function, search for clip art, etc.
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    Another method: if you have Microsoft's Windows Defender - you can use Software Explorer to see 'Network Connected Programs' = offers complete description.
    In Windows Defender -Tools > Software Explorer > 'Network Connected Programs' > Show for all users.

    How to obtain Windows Defender - click here > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892279

    There are other 'software explorer' type utilities available; you will have to search yourself.
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    Last edited by naivemelody; September 7th, 2010 at 04:59 PM.

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