Zone Alarm Pro Question - NT - "Services.exe"

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jim McLaughlin, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. I installed Zone Alarm. I like the way it blocks outbound contacts and
    asks permissions. Usually works well.

    One question -- a program called "services.exe", lodged in the
    \winnt\system32 directory keeps trying to call / contact out.

    What is "services.exe" in winnt, and what is it trying to contact?

    .. I have one

    --
    Jim McLaughlin

    Please don't just hit the reply key.
    Remove the obvious from the address to reply.

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    Jim McLaughlin, Nov 13, 2003
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  2. Jim McLaughlin

    Mike J Guest

    This is the Services Control Manager which is responsible for starting,
    stopping, and interacting with system services.

    Recommendation : An integral part of the operating system, I use Zone Alarm
    and I can't go on line without allowing Services.exe to run.



    McLaughlin" <> wrote in message
    news:iPCsb.136463$275.410646@attbi_s53...

    > I installed Zone Alarm. I like the way it blocks outbound contacts

    and
    > asks permissions. Usually works well.
    >
    > One question -- a program called "services.exe", lodged in the
    > \winnt\system32 directory keeps trying to call / contact out.
    >
    > What is "services.exe" in winnt, and what is it trying to contact?
    >
    > . I have one
    >
    > --
    > Jim McLaughlin
    >
    > Please don't just hit the reply key.
    > Remove the obvious from the address to reply.
    >
    >

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    >
    >
    Mike J, Nov 13, 2003
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  3. OK its "integral".

    But who / what is "services.exe" "calling" when it seeks to access the
    internet?

    --
    Jim McLaughlin

    Please don't just hit the reply key.
    Remove the obvious from the address to reply.

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    "Mike J" <Backup_for_mjb@**REMOVE**hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:...
    > This is the Services Control Manager which is responsible for starting,
    > stopping, and interacting with system services.
    >
    > Recommendation : An integral part of the operating system, I use Zone

    Alarm
    > and I can't go on line without allowing Services.exe to run.
    >
    >
    >
    > McLaughlin" <> wrote in message
    > news:iPCsb.136463$275.410646@attbi_s53...
    >
    > > I installed Zone Alarm. I like the way it blocks outbound contacts

    > and
    > > asks permissions. Usually works well.
    > >
    > > One question -- a program called "services.exe", lodged in the
    > > \winnt\system32 directory keeps trying to call / contact out.
    > >
    > > What is "services.exe" in winnt, and what is it trying to contact?
    > >
    > > . I have one
    > >
    > > --
    > > Jim McLaughlin
    > >
    > > Please don't just hit the reply key.
    > > Remove the obvious from the address to reply.
    > >
    > >

    >

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    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    Jim McLaughlin, Nov 13, 2003
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  4. Jim McLaughlin

    Mike J Guest

    Below is from: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,643059,00.asp

    FILENAME: Services.exe.
    PROGRAM NAME: Windows NT/2000 services.
    DESCRIPTION: Performs system logging, tracks resources, sends messages and
    alerts, manages PnP devices, handles Windows networking.
    RECOMMENDED ACTION: Always permit.

    If you are going to be quite suspicious about what accesses the
    internet from your system, I highly recommend reading the manual that
    comes with zone alarm as they deal with this issue in detail.




    "Jim McLaughlin" <> wrote in message
    news:ptOsb.137835$mZ5.948626@attbi_s54...
    > OK its "integral".
    >
    > But who / what is "services.exe" "calling" when it seeks to access the
    > internet?
    >
    > --
    > Jim McLaughlin
    >
    > Please don't just hit the reply key.
    > Remove the obvious from the address to reply.
    >
    >

    ***************************************************************************
    > "Mike J" <Backup_for_mjb@**REMOVE**hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > This is the Services Control Manager which is responsible for starting,
    > > stopping, and interacting with system services.
    > >
    > > Recommendation : An integral part of the operating system, I use Zone

    > Alarm
    > > and I can't go on line without allowing Services.exe to run.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > McLaughlin" <> wrote in message
    > > news:iPCsb.136463$275.410646@attbi_s53...
    > >
    > > > I installed Zone Alarm. I like the way it blocks outbound

    contacts
    > > and
    > > > asks permissions. Usually works well.
    > > >
    > > > One question -- a program called "services.exe", lodged in the
    > > > \winnt\system32 directory keeps trying to call / contact out.
    > > >
    > > > What is "services.exe" in winnt, and what is it trying to contact?
    > > >
    > > > . I have one
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Jim McLaughlin
    > > >
    > > > Please don't just hit the reply key.
    > > > Remove the obvious from the address to reply.
    > > >
    > > >

    > >

    >

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    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    Mike J, Nov 13, 2003
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