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Zonealarm and Host

by Basil Hall / May 7, 2004 7:18 AM PDT

My PC crashed the other day, so I upgraded from 98 to XP. I downloaded ZA, and although I recognised most of the permission to connect popups, I hadn't seen the "Do you want to allow Generic Host Process for W32 services to accept connections from the internet" I click no and it does not seem to make any difference to the page I am accessing. Is it OK to give permission and what is GHP for W32?

Thanks

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Re:Zonealarm and Host
by Marianna Schmudlach / May 7, 2004 8:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Zonealarm and Host

Hi Basil,

sorry to hear your w98 crashed Sad

What is "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services?!?"This is what ZoneAlarm complains about while connected to the internet. "SVCHOST.EXE" is "Generic Service Host." What that means is it is a "host" for other processes or services.

Read more here: http://www.blackviper.com/AskBV/tech4.htm

HTH

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Re:Re:Zonealarm and Host
by Basil Hall / May 7, 2004 9:38 AM PDT
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Still none the wiser. What will I miss if I never allow GHP for wins a connection and is it a good idea not to allow a connection if I am missing little?

Basil

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Re:Zonealarm and Host
by Marianna Schmudlach / May 7, 2004 9:58 AM PDT
Still none the wiser. What will I miss if I never allow GHP for wins a connection and is it a good idea not to allow a connection if I am missing little?

Basil - go here:

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

scoll down till you see: Black Viper's Windows XP Home and Professional Services Configurations:

then look to the right for "SAFE"

Does that "HELP" ?? Happy
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by Marianna Schmudlach / May 7, 2004 9:58 AM PDT

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