svchost + PE + DNA

Discussion in 'Port Explorer' started by George S, Apr 12, 2003.

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  1. George S

    George S Guest

    Curious, why does Generic Host Process want to use PortExplorer to access my ISP's DNS servers?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Hi George,
    there are several programs (processes) using that svchost, of which among others life updates for av/at scanners, firewalls, winamp and others. To know for sure which process it is exactly calling outside you might like to try to spy on it and probably you'll see some in the firewall logs as well.
    Or you can block the sending/receiving process and see what is not functioning then! :)
     
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  4. Primrose

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    I think you will find you answer here.
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/dhcp_client.htm

    Port Explorer is just displaying this to you.



    Pieter gave you some good info..here is some more.

    How to determine local ISP's DHCP server address

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,6437002~root=security,1~mode=flat


    DHCP Client

    Dhcp
    svchost.exe


    Manage network configuration by registering and updating IP addresses and DNS names.



    WinXP Pro: Svchost.exe Prompts for DNS Connection

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,2063164~root=security,1~mode=flat


    How to tell what svchost
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,5956182~root=security,1~mode=flat
     
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