Why are the two Svchost.exe options set to Off by default?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Supersnake, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. Supersnake

    Supersnake Registered Member

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    Marcos or any other knowledgeable readers,
    Can you set us straight on the check boxes for svchost.exe in "Web Browsers" and in "Active Mode" ? Since they were both defaulted to off can you tell me if there are any drawbacks on enabling them? Thanks!


    Haven't located any discussions on this matter other than on a forum for Outpost firewall users who are running NOD 3.0 and I do not use a software firewall - am using a D-Link router. http://www.outpostfirewall.com/forum/showthread.php?p=158263
     
  2. ASpace

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    They appeared there in this list because they have generated some http traffic which was scanned by the applications . They don't need any checks
     
  3. aieie

    aieie Registered Member

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    Good morning everybody :)

    I made svchost.exe actively scanned by the http scan component and experienced no problems so far.

    Since it's used for almost everything that goes out/in, is it dangerous, or a waste of scan time, to leave things this way or can be a useful scanning if no problems arise?

    Thanks in advance

    Best Regards
     
  4. Marcos

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    I'm not aware that svchost.exe uses HTTP communication so marking it as a web browser or setting it to higher efficienciency mode should have no effect.
     
  5. MasterTB

    MasterTB Registered Member

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    Svchost is the responsable for Automatic Updates and DNS requests among other things, it uses 80 and 443 on a regular basis.
    I have main set up as a web browser but not in Active mode since I get an error on Windows Update.
     
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