svchost.exe - what is it?
Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:53 AM
My Sygate Personal Firewall keeps prompting me to allow the file svchost.exe to access the internet.
Should I allow it? I have no idea what this file does.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 09:13 AM
svchost - svchost.exe - Process Information
Process File: svchost or svchost.exe
Process Name: Service Host Process
Description: Application that works as a host process for services that run from dynamic link libraries.
Company: Microsoft Corp.
System Process: Yes
Security Risk ( Virus/Trojan/Worm/Adware/Spyware ): No
Common Errors: N/A
Its a legit Windows process so its ok. Just make sure you dont see any space before the process as this can be a spoof.
Hope this helps
Posted 11 August 2004 - 06:17 PM
As far as I know, SVCHOST.EXE shouldn't be asking to access anything but 127.0.0.1 or 0.0.0.0. Just to be sure, you mind posting a HijackThis log?
Please click the link in my signature marked "HijackThis." Make a new folder for it on the Desktop, save it there, and run it. Click "Scan," then "Save Log," and copy and paste the _entire_ log into a reply to this thread.
Posted 15 August 2004 - 07:29 PM
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Posted 15 August 2004 - 09:53 PM
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PM me if you know what that says. Whoever gets it right gets put here!
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Posted 16 August 2004 - 03:14 AM
Posted 17 August 2004 - 02:55 AM
In my case, the svchost.exe has requested access to the Internet as well, I have checked the IP addresses and they are all Microsoft sites. However I have chosen to block Internet accesss for svchost.exe and that made no difference to my system.
I believe there should be no legitimate reason for windows to leave the LAN since the computers work fine without connection to the Internet.
But that is only my opinion