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Does rejecting svchost.exe inbound connection affect my VPN?

Hi all, excuse me if the questions is repeated, But I really searched a lot, and all I found was so complicated for a normal user to understand. I am using comodo firewall, and I always got a warning for that svchost.exe will have inbound connection from ip "which is my router as far as I know", on several ports 50419, 51078, 64391, etc. So, I am concerned about this cause I am using a VPN, if I denied this inbound connection, what is the harm? Could my VPN get affected? If I allowed it, what is the benefit? and why is this inbound connection established at the first place? Thanks

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It can.

But I can't guess much from your post. The inbound from would be your router so that is almost legit but I'd block it since some VPNs give you an external IP that gets probed so you can block attempts to connect.

This question really should be put to your VPN's maker but if it's working, just block it.

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Thanks for your reply R. Proffitt

I tested my VPN connection, on websites like and it was OK, is that enough? or you recommend something more. And I blocked it as you said, just wanted to know why this inbound connection established at the first place, I only have my laptop linked to this WiFi router, no printers, no sharing files, nothing

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I must keep it short.

Since your VPN does make your PC look like it's on the Internet with it's own new world IP address (georelocated as well) then that means that folk can probe those IPs for vulnerabilities.

I'm running into folk that thought VPN meant more security. Sorry, it can mean less security too. At least your ISP and others can't track your Internet use or location (most VPNs) which is what a VPN is about.

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(NT) Thank You Very Much

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