Generic Hos Process for win32 Services

Bootsy

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ok...wtf is this thing and why can't I disable it thru ZA....if i do, I can't access the internet...anyone have any clues?
 
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RhoXS

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I have the same question and emailed ZA it about last week. They sent me a very long reply that completely avoided answering the essence of my question: What is the risk of allowing the "Generic Host Process" access to the internet or, especially, allowing it to act as a server? I also asked about ICQ because it wants to act as a server also (I never allow it to do so). However, I have no clue why it needs to act as a server or the consequences/benefits of not allowing this.

Any insight into this would certainly be appreciated.
 

Perris Calderon

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I don't have a messenger,so I'm confused by your post, it seems I read somewhere that the messengers needed to have server rights in ordr to work...does your's work the same when you deny?
 

Bootsy

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I just ried it and its true...if I don't allow it to act as a server, none of my remote comps on the network can get out o the web...this is baffling. I've been looking around the net for answers to this "service's" function but nothing came up...wierd...could it be spyware acting? damn im getting paranoid.
 
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RhoXS

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We do have a network withup to five computers connected but ICQ is only used by me on one machine. Maybe that is why it still seems to send and receive messages when I deny it server rights.
 

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