Host process for Windows Services FW prompts

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security v3 Beta Forum' started by Aug, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. Aug

    Aug Registered Member

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    Greetings,

    I don't claim to be such of a firewall expert but I do prefer to run this suite in interactive mode as I just prefer seeing and choosing what traffic leaves my machine. However, when in interactive mode I continue to receive both inbound and outbound prompts for "Host process for Windows Services" Even if I select to remember the action, I continue to get prompts. I really notice getting a flurry of these shortly after the PC boots up. Is there a ruleset someone can recommend to help with these prompts? I'd prefer to leave this in this mode.

    Running Vista x64 and I am behind a router (perhaps that is the culprit for the prompts).
     
  2. poepoe2797

    poepoe2797 Registered Member

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    This is actually why I left the firewall in automatic mode for now. I get annoyed when that same process tries to connect and the firewall bugs me multiple times for it. I have no idea why it keeps trying to access the internet, and why it asks each time.
     
  3. Marcos

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    I'd suggest checking the rule list to see how many rules for "Host process for Windows Services" are actually created.
     
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    I checked the log and I had 5 instances of the rule. All appeared the same and were only differentiated by (1), (2), (3) and so forth. I just created a custom rule to allow everything for svchost.exe and this seems to have done the trick. Just don't understand the repeated prompts
     
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