Sygate personal firewall

  colberly 14:18 14 Jan 2004

At present I am using the above and in the little box at the bottom of the information window where it says running applications there is an icon with a ? called WIN32 Kernel core component. I just wish to know what it is please and why it should be there. Previously I used ZA and don't remember anything of this nature.

  LastChip 14:26 14 Jan 2004

The Kernel is the heart of the operating system. The fact that Sygate notifies you, is probably just due to the different way the Firewall reports.

  jimv7 14:28 14 Jan 2004

I personally only let applications that I use to access the net, explorer/ad-aware/spybot/outlook/ get the drift.

If an unknown application requests access then I refuse permission, this has worked for me so far.

  colberly 14:47 14 Jan 2004

You are probably right, I just terminated the application, my PC froze and when I started things up again the same little icon was appeared.

It isn't asking for internet access, just there and appears to be doing nothing, but it must be needed.

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