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Anonymous
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June 3, 2004 3:29:28 PM

Archived from groups: comp.security.firewalls (More info?)

Why Does C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe and keep trying to access the
internet?
Also why does System try to access the internet?

Should I allow these to access the internet or should I block them?

I hope you can help.

I appreciate any help or information given,

Thanks!

More about : deny access needed

Anonymous
a b 8 Security
June 3, 2004 3:29:29 PM

Archived from groups: comp.security.firewalls (More info?)

"Neil Hindry" <n_nospam_hindry@_nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:40befd9b$1$4576$db0fefd9@news.zen.co.uk...
> Why Does C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe and keep trying to access the
> internet?
> Also why does System try to access the internet?
>
> Should I allow these to access the internet or should I block them?
>
> I hope you can help.
>
> I appreciate any help or information given,
>
> Thanks!

It's a "listening" application (run ActivePorts and see). I set a rule
to block any incoming TCP. Same with mstask.exe and 'SYSTEM'.
!