Zonealarm And Generic Host Process For Win32 Services.

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Hi I recently installed Zonealarm. The Generic Host Process For Win32 Services is troubling me.
Can you please tell me what it is for ?
What does it do ?
Is it a spy program ?
What should be the rules for the program ?
Should it be blocked ?
If not ,why so?
How to make rules for Generic Host Process For Win32 Services in Zonealarm 4 ?

I use a Lan Internet Connection Using PPPoE.
I have a static IP address. But it is local, not global.
I use a PPPoE Client to connect to a server which gives me internet access.
Please help me

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Commented:
My advice is block the GHP service.
GHP (aka svchost.exe) is a 'carrier' or 'piggy back' service that connects to the internet on behalf of other services/apps, the problem is you have to figure out what is REALLY connecting to the net, it could be legitamate or it could be, well, anything.

You should also protect your computer with antivirus, adaware and spyware programs

Use this free online Trend Housecall scanner to find and clean every known virus/rootkits/backdoors:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

Some viruses can't be removed by housecall. If so, use the free Trend Micro system cleaner:
http://www.trendmicro.com/download/tsc.asp

If you get's an ActiveX error, when loading the HouseCall web page:
http://kb.trendmicro.com/solutions/solutionDetail.asp?solutionId=4317

If you want to secure your one workstation in the future, consider to purchase PC-cillin with builtin firewall:
http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/desktop/pc-cillin/evaluate/overview.htm

If you want to secure your company's workstations in the future, consider to purchase OfficeScan:
http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/desktop/osce/evaluate/features.htm

If you can afford it, you can get an url-scanning engine installed on a server with workstation, server-, email and url-scanning engine from
http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/global/enterprise.htm

Virus Information Alliance (VIA)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/virus/via.asp

Review of the best antivirus solutions:
http://www.cnet.com/software/1,11066,0-806174-1202-0,00.html?tag=dir-av&pn=1&ob=3&qt=&qn=&F2=0&F3=0&sm=0

Getting a personal Firewall
http://www.zensecurity.co.uk/default.asp?URL=personal

Download the free version of Sygate personal firewall
http://smb.sygate.com/support/documents/spf/default.htm
http://smb.sygate.com/download/download.php?pid=spf

Download the free version of ZoneAlarm firewall
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/zap_za_grid.jsp?lid=ho_za

Comparative reviews of personal firewall software:
http://www.firewallguide.com/software.htm 

Firewall Product Selector - Choose yourself which one to compare
http://www.spirit.com/cgi-new/report.pl?dbase=fw&function=view

The Internet Connection Firewall Can Prevent Browsing and File Sharing
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;298804

Spybot:
http://security.kolla.de/index.php

Ad-aware Standard Edition is THE award winning, free*, multicomponent adware detection and removal utility:
http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

Many Regards
Jorgen Malmgren
IT-Supervisor
Denmark

:o) Your brain is like a parachute. It works best when it's open


:o) Glad I could help you. Thank you for the points
One other thing trywaredk
 
For those who dont have coperate anti virus sofwtare you can download a FREE app from McAfee, it covers the major viruses and is just an exe to run. IT is not a substitue for a anti virus software but is the first place to start if you dont use anything just to have a quick check to see whats on your pc, Thumbs up to McAfee

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

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