Distributed COM services

  anchor 08:41 12 Sep 03

I have Zone Alarm Pro as my fire wall. Lately, it is asking for permission to allow a connection to Distributed COM services. Does anyone know who/what this is?.

  muppetmark 08:48 12 Sep 03

Don't allow it to connect, some of the recent virii used the DCOM services to propagate themselves. Is the attempt to connect coming from outside your comp or internally.

Have you updated windows recently? Is your A/V up to date?

  graham√ 08:51 12 Sep 03

Disable DCOM at click here

  anchor 08:57 12 Sep 03


Yes to Windows update, and Yes to Norton A/V update.

The request "appears" to be coming from inside.

I will instruct Zone Alarm NOT to allow connection.

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