What are the normal reasons for taskhost.exe needing to request an outgoing internet access please? Pardon my ignorance. The background is that a couple of weeks I noticed on the latest version of CIS that I was getting alerts to taskhost.exe requesting outbound access and to an IP in Nederlands (I am in a nearby country), but not especially identified as a Microsoft address. Carried out several scans including CIS, Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes, Prevx and MSE but all report clean. I am potentially concerned of having a rootkit so for the time being all my online financial transaction are being carried out on Linux Mint with AppArmor enabled rather than my default boot of Win 7 32 bit. Appreciate any clarification, thanks.