I am using AVG firewall and get a connection attempt from a process called "host process for windows tasks", IP address 188.8.131.52 :80.
I believe that is a Microsoft IP address but I could be wrong.
I read that this process is a general process and could be any app, is this true? I want to know how to find out which process or Application is trying to call out so I know weather or not to block it.
Can any application use this process or are they only Microsoft (Windows) processes.
Can anyone help me with this?
I am new to Windows I am mostly a Mac user but after installing Vista and now Windows 7 on my iMac using Boot Camp I am using Windows a lot
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
PS: On my Mac I could control what apps called home, what ports or servers they could connects to using rule. I am hopping the same or similar can be applied in Windows 7.
I used Little Snitch 2 on my Mac if anyone is interested.
Thanks for reading.