Microsoft Generic Host Process

  bjay 09:53 26 Apr 2004

Could someone out there please tell me why it is necessary for Microsoft Generic Host Process for Win32 services to try to access my computer every ten minutes or so? My Norton Firewall picks it up and asks me to authorise the access.

The program mentioned is

The Protocal mentioned is TCP(Inbound).

Norton recommends "Permit" as the instigator is Microsoft.

The constant reference is annoying me!

Any help/advice would be appreciated.

  dth 17:11 26 Apr 2004


  woodchip 17:15 26 Apr 2004

Are you XP or 98 as I cannot find in 98se only a host file in windows folder

  VoG II 17:18 26 Apr 2004
  bjay 23:30 26 Apr 2004

Woodchip - I am on XP.

VoG - I have read the article but still not sure why the thing needs to contact my computer every ten minutes. I would have thought there would be a flurry of references when I first logged on and then nothing. However, the references continue every ten minutes for up to two hours!
Another thing, I tried the Start>Run>CMD that Microsoft mention. Then Tasklist /SVC. I got the answer "Tasklist is not a recognised internal or external command".

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