Firewall and applications to allow?

Posted on 2006-05-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Using Sygate Personal Firewall.  Just wanted confirmation of which applications should or should not be allowed.  Following are the apps that I was unsure about:

NT Kernel and System
NetBEUI Frames Protocol Driver      
LSA Executable and Server DLL (Export Version)
Task Scheduler Engine
NWLINK2 IPX Protocol Driver
Generic Host Processes for Win32 Services
Services and Controller app

Yes or no on the above.  Please advise if any questions.  Thank you.
Question by:hiloguy
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    Assisted Solution

    Hi hiloguy,

    no reason at all to block them....
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    Accepted Solution

    Greetings, hiloguy !

    NT Kernel and System is part of the operating system and is necessary.

    NetBEUI Frames Protocol Driver is part of NetBEUI protocol of the proper operation of your LAN.

    LSA Executable and Server DLL is a application that handles local security administration
    items like permissions and access. The netlogon service relies on this process too.

    Task Scheduler Engine is for managing your Task Scheduler.

    NWLINK2 IPX Protocol Driver is part of NWLINK2 IPX NetBios Protocol. If you are using this protocol, allow it.

    Generic Host Process for Win32 Services is a transport for DNS queries (among other things), and is needed to access websites on internet.

    Services and Controller app allows your PC to query a DNS server so you can use the site name instead it's IP address.

    Best wishes!

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    Thanks all.  Appreciate the help.

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