ntoskrnl.exe - what is it?

  IClaudio 10:16 04 Jun 2003

Once or twice a day, my Sygate Firewall blocks this file:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntoskrnl.exe, saying that the file has changed and the incoming threat is major.

Back Tracing the route doesn't help (I mean I don't understand what it's saying!) - and the application doesn't appear in the list of 'Allowed/Disallowed' applications...

Obviously, Sygate is doing its job, so I'm not worried, but should I allow the application, which wuold stop the regular popups (presumably), or do I learn to live with the popups?

Thanks for any help!


  IClaudio 10:58 04 Jun 2003

Well spotted! I couldn't find that on Google - didn't think of Sygate's site, doh!

Haven't the faintest idea what it's all about, but it looks like I'm going to have to live with it for now.


  hugh-265156 12:48 04 Jun 2003

i just edited this a few weeks back.well part of it anyway.its the windows boot logo

  IClaudio 13:05 04 Jun 2003

Yes, my crossword mind ground into gear, and I figured that's what it would be - but as it's sitting on my machine, why would it be_in_coming? Various apps (obviously) need to go outwards... maybe it's part of Microsoft's spy network?

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