Private Firewall's mystery (to me block)

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by bellgamin, May 21, 2018.

  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    For the past several days PrivateFirewall has blocked repeated attempts at internet connection by
    C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe. Details are "PF has blocked incoming UDP (17) packet from 192.168.2.134:60607 to 224.0.0.252:5355".

    Up to now I have let PF block the connection, but only on an incident-by-incident basis -- NO permanent block yet. Okay, so tell me please...

    1) What the heck is going on?

    2) Should I tell PF to block permanently or to allow?
     
  2. reasonablePrivacy

    reasonablePrivacy Registered Member

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    @bellgamin
    Unless you're sharing resources on your network with other PC's and need local computer name resolution, then you could instead simply disable Local Link Multicast Name Resolution (LLMNR) and then there wouldn't be anything to block.

    This link explains the various methods of disabling LLMNR: https://computerstepbystep.com/turn-off-multicast-name-resolution.html
     
  4. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Thanks!!! I will permanently block... PFW makes it simple to do this.
     
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