Re: ZoneAlarm - Program Control Settings

From: Kerodo (kerodonospamkenny_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 09/10/04


Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 16:30:06 -0700

In article <94o1k09ts4b3i8dbt55jqulv748lvovrc1@4ax.com>,
rolleston@tiscali.co.uk says...
> On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 15:54:31 -0700, Kerodo
> <kerodonospamkenny@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >In article <yKWdnWA-LshdQd3cRVn-rg@comcast.com>, "Jeff N."
> ><news.comcast.giganews.com> says...
> >> Rolleston wrote:
> :
> >> > I wonder if anyone can tell me what the automatically
> >> > generated settings would have been for this item:
> >> >
> >> > Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
> >> > File name - C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
> >> >
> >> You need to allow that process for several Windows services rely upon it.
> >
> >True, however, he should only allow it outbound. He should deny
> >"server" access for the internet for that program.
>
> Do you know what the automatically generated default settings
> would have been? I did not have to set these controls manually
> before, so I assume ZoneAlarm must have allowed access of
> some sort then. Any idea where the ticks, crosses and question
> marks would have been?
>

If all else fails, you might try setting everything to question marks,
then when you're prompted for various programs, tell it what to do.
Just do not give any programs "server" rights. Say no to this. 99% of
the time, you won't need it. I don't believe Generic Host needs it at
all. Just permission to access the internet, but no server permission.

-- 
Kerodo