A driver wants to run HTTP.sys pops up at startup to ask for permission to run?

  theDarkness 14:00 PM 08 Dec 11
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An Online Armor pop up is asking for permission for HTTP.sys to run just after I log in to windows (Windows\system32\Drivers\HTTP.sys) - is this common to happen? Since installing and upgrading I have never had OA pop up to ask if I will allow it permission before. How can I tell if the file is genuine? Im sure its likely to be safe, but random pop ups from windows protocols that usually run by default, not usually needing permission, seems odd, especially when I have not recently updated the system. OA hasnt detected it before either. Perhaps its the latest OA thats detecting it, unlike any previous versions before. thanks for any info if anyone has any ideas as to why this is happening :)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:06 PM 08 Dec 11

It's part of the Windows network protocol stack used to funnel HTTP browser requests

  theDarkness 14:22 PM 08 Dec 11

I have noticed that if I locate the folder myself, the file version when hovering over it with the mouse (18210) is different to the one stated in OA (18136). Thats whats making me wonder if its the same file. The path is identical apart from the change in upper/lower case too-although I didnt think windows would allow seperate files in the same folder with no difference in name aside from this change of case.

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/6163/80773399.jpg

Thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:34 PM 08 Dec 11

On my system XP its 260Kb W7 should be the same according to http://www.file.net/process/http.sys.html

its probably Ok to run

  theDarkness 15:22 PM 08 Dec 11

I dont understand why theres a difference in its version number according to OA compared to the file located in the actual folder. I wonder if this request to 'run' could actually be a request to overwrite the original, if an update has taken place. In OA, I 'open file location' for HTTP.sys, and its definately the same file as 'http.sys', as the latter shows up as highlighted. I uploaded http.sys to virustotal.com - all results from each antivirus program state 'no detection' out of its 42 antivirus programs, so I think it was just me worrying about nothing. Im just not sure as to why a file that was seemingly being used and accepted in OA for months would suddenly be unknown. Odd! :)

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