spoolsv.exe & svchost.exe & internet

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by This is my real name, really., Jan 31, 2004.

  1. I run windows XP home edition. I use a cable modem, but am otherwise
    not connected to a LAN, and no other computer uses my printer. When I
    boot up spoolsv.exe asks for permission to connect to the internet. Is
    there any reason it needs to connect to the internet? (My firewall is
    Zone Alarm Pro 4.5).

    On a similar note, does svchost.exe need to connect to the internet?
    Seems like there could be a need for it, although I don't have the
    expertise to know just what. Anyway, I don't want applications
    connecting unnecessarily. Thanks for any help.
     
    This is my real name, really., Jan 31, 2004
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  2. This is my real name, really.

    Mimic Guest

    "This is my real name, really." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I run windows XP home edition. I use a cable modem, but am otherwise
    > not connected to a LAN, and no other computer uses my printer. When I
    > boot up spoolsv.exe asks for permission to connect to the internet. Is
    > there any reason it needs to connect to the internet? (My firewall is
    > Zone Alarm Pro 4.5).
    >
    > On a similar note, does svchost.exe need to connect to the internet?
    > Seems like there could be a need for it, although I don't have the
    > expertise to know just what. Anyway, I don't want applications
    > connecting unnecessarily. Thanks for any help.


    You should find they are just looping back on 0.0.0.0 or 127.0.0.1 or
    summink
    its all good.

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    Mimic, Jan 31, 2004
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