svchost

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by set321go, Apr 17, 2007.

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  1. set321go

    set321go Registered Member

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    hello

    im running vista with jetico.

    Are there any generic ports or ip's that svchost uses. i would like to bundle together some or all of the rules jetico has created for the many instances of svchost.

    When i allow a program indirect network acess, how is it connecting to the internet?
     
  2. Stem

    Stem Firewall Expert

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    Hello set321go,

    I do not currently run Vista (I have installed, but then removed (my current hardware is not 100% compatible)).

    Allowing "indirect network access" does not actually mean that "that" application will connect to the internet, it just implies that it could.
    For example,.. consider a screen graber (an application that can take a screen pic), this application, to function fully, will need to inject a global hook into all applications (so screen grabs can be made while running that/any app),..... so,.... you have the screen graber running, you execute/connect to the internet with your browser,.. the screen graber will attempt to inject/hook into your browser so screen grabs can be made online/via the browser, this is seen by Jetico as "indirect access", which is correct, as it is, in an indirect way, accessing the internet.
     
  3. set321go

    set321go Registered Member

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    thanks for that. nice explanation. Im quite liking vista yeah its really buggy incompatible with loads of software memory hungry and bloody hold ur hand boxes all the time. Personally i dont expect anything microsft relases to work properly for at least six months if not a year, but hey we sill buy the stuff they churn out(min u i only got it coz i bought it OEM) but it actually looks quite nice!!

    svchost is jst starting to anoy me and im getting to the point of making a rule for it to do anyhing but i think that would b a very bad idea, it has its finger in to many pies making it easier to exploit (in my opinion)
     
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