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microsoft generic host process

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I recently installed Norton Internet Security and anit-virus 2004 . I am having problems with the generic host thing..so I go thru Norton and my personal firewall and block it, then I  can't get to my mail or to the internet explorer..if i take the block off, then i can..but i have these popups coming in and switching me to other pages..Can you help me understand this.
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Hi sambresarzack,
yeep agree with akboss...see this link as well
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_20867724.html

Cheers!

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The generic host service needs to access the internet - dns lookups etc.
This must be allowed by norton not disallowed - ie unblock it since you mentioned you blocked it.

Cheers
Ian
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