Generic Host Process for Win (SVCHOST.EXE)

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Subject: Generic Host Process for Win (SVCHOST.EXE)
Posted by:  Mike Hansford (hanmj…
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004

Can anyone tell me why the Generic Host Process for Windows (ie
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE) requires access to the Internet - either
incoming or outgoing? I currently have Kerio Firewall set to deny access in
both directions with seemingly no effect. Back about September, I think
this exposed my machine to something nasty though I can't remember what

Any help here would be appreciated.