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NT Kernel System alert

Lucynka
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Hi, I have a Sygate Firewall and from time to time get alerts such as this one and I have no idea what to do with them.

 NT Kernel System (ntoskenl.exe) is trying to send an ICMP Type 8 (Echo Request) packet to [192.168.1.1]. Do you want to allow this program to access the network?

I'm also trying out DSL. Shoud I increase my firewall protection settings now since I"m always on line?  

Could someone please help?

Thank you.
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Good. Thanks.

I have spyboot, but every time I run the check, it comes up with the same problem files, deletes them only to find them all over again. I think they are called DSO something. It was supposed to be fixed in the new release, but I haven't checked whether the new release came out or not. Do you know if it has?
Keith AlabasterEnterprise Architect
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OK. When it finds it next time, click on the + sysmbol underneath. If I recall this one needs a registry key deleting (blah blah blah zones/4 I think)

Delete the key it indicates then rerun it.

Cheers
Keith

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Yes, it says they are all registry change, but guess what? I don't know how to change registry and it's kind of scary to me knowing it can be pretty fundamental to my computer.....
Keith AlabasterEnterprise Architect
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Not a problem.
print the screen so you have a reference.
You will see the line says each of the stages of the registry.

click start - run
Type in the box    regedit    and hit enter
You will see the names and now you can open each stage and check it against the print out.
As i mentioned, I think it is the zones area and the 4 entry.

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Thanks, but I didn't have to do it - instead I checked for the new version and downloaded it. I ran the check and those files didn't show up any more. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
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Welcome and good work on your part too :)
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