Should ntkernsol be

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#4
Basically from the Sygate support forum ...(Which is now Owned by Symantec

SVCHOST.EXE is a Generic Service Host Process for Win32 Services. It does require Internet access for such things as Windows Update, but it does not need to "act as server." The recommendation is to set to Allow or to Ask. You will normally see several instances of svchost as active processes.

ntoskrnl.exe Process Name: Microsoft Boot Up ... ntoskrnl.exe is a critical process in the boot-up cycle of your computer. It should not require internet access. (Personal note ... I have this one set to Ask)

You might receive pop up messages in the lower right corner of the screen concerning either of these being blocked. Checking the box to disable this pop up might not work ... and it keeps happening.

This is a known bug and I understand Sygate is addressing it. These notification messages can be disabled under Tools >> Options >> Hide Notification Messages.

Versions 5.5 and 5.6 known to be affected.

Products:
Sygate® Personal Firewall
Sygate® Personal Firewall Pro

Details:
To fix this issue.
Open up the Sygate console menu.
Click Tools -> Options
In the [General] Tab place a check in the Hide notification messages block.
Click OK and close the console.
No more notification messages will appear. The Icon will flash red on Severe Alerts. Click the Icon for more information on the alert.
(http://smb.sygate.com/support/documents/spf/SPF_WebHelp/whgdata/whlstg0.htm):
ntoskrnl.exe - NT Kernel & System is a standard Windows service that initializes the kernel and drivers needed during a session.


Hope this helps...:)
 
#5
Unless there was a typo (twice), this could be a piece of malware.
ntoskrnl.exe is a legitimate part of the Windows OS. ntkernsol.exe is not.
 

Sinster

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#6
Doh!

I'm going say it's a typo but I'm not home to check. The reason I say it's a typo is when the Sygate Pop Up Notified my I did a google search and received numerous hits. I just googled ntkernsol.exe didn't receive any.
 

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