Zone Alarm Query

  TechMad 09:50 15 Aug 03

I am running ZoneAlarm 4.0 on Windows XP home edition. My question is should I let system processes like 'svchost.exe' etc access the internet. Is this likely to weaken my firewall defence?

  Megatyte 10:00 15 Aug 03

Deny access to anything that you're unsure of. If denying access results in something that you intended/needed to happen fails then you can always try again and grant permission.


  Megatyte 10:13 15 Aug 03

Incidentally, as far as I'm aware, svchost.exe shouldn't be trying to access the internet. Try running Spybot or similar.


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