Generic Host Process for Win32

  Weskit 11:09 10 May 2008

Since installing XP SP3 yesterday, on start-up Zonealarm tells me "Generic Host Process for Win32 is trying to receive from, and access, the Internet. Could someone kindly explain what this "process" is, do I need to allow it to access the Net? It doesn't seem to make any difference whether I do or don't!

  Joe R 11:12 10 May 2008


it is a windows system process, which I give full access to on my system.

It will not do any harm giving it access.

  Weskit 13:51 10 May 2008

Thanks, just making sure. There's always something new!

  brundle 13:58 10 May 2008

It's not one process, it's responsible for the Windows Services so several iterations will be running at once - some may need access to the 'net, others won't.

  Weskit 18:18 12 May 2008

Thanks, my minds at ease now.

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