svchost.exe among the "web browsers" list?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Wallaby, Jun 17, 2011.

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  1. Wallaby

    Wallaby Registered Member

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    After some months that I didn't look in my EAV4.2.71.2 settings I had a look and discovered that svchost.exe was among the "HTTP, HTTPS -> Web Browsers" list and it was checked.

    Since I didn't add it or check it, it should have gone there automatically

    I unchecked it but now I am wondering if it is right to let it stay in that list(and why it should be treated as a web browser)
     
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  2. ThomasC

    ThomasC Former ESET Support Rep

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    Because SVCHOST.EXE is the host process for a large number of services, if one service generates web traffic and it gets flagged as a web browser, then all services using SVCHOST.EXE will have their network communication subject to filtering. It is best to leave this excluded from the list of web browsers to ensure full functionality of all system services.
     
  3. Wallaby

    Wallaby Registered Member

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    Thanks for your reply, so it is right to uncheck it :thumb:
     
  4. ThomasC

    ThomasC Former ESET Support Rep

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    You got it! Anytime, we are here to help! :)
     
  5. rcdailey

    rcdailey Registered Member

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    I'm glad you mentioned this. I just took a look at my list of web browsers, and, sure enough, svchost.exe was checked as a web browser. I unchecked it. Maybe this will tend to speed up some things.
     
  6. Spooony

    Spooony Registered Member

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    To my knowledge
    Browser svchost.ex e -k

    Thats a windows service.
     
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