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Windows 7: "Webkit" on my Firewall Exceptions List

13 Aug 2011   #1

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
"Webkit" on my Firewall Exceptions List

Hi all,

I have two instances of something called "webkit" on my Firewall Exceptions list, looking at the Details of this comes up with no information to follow.
After I unchecked it, within a few minutes, a second instance in the firewall exceptions appeared.
I have looked up "webkit" and as I have installed Quicktime (no Safari or Itunes- I need neither), I do not know why this would be on my firewall considering it is an engine for browsers?

I'm quite concerned because the option to Remove from Firewall Exception is greyed out on both instances, nothing shows in my Task Manager to say it is there and doing anything and neither does it appear on Services!
I did notice seconds before this, that there was an instance of MSDCT.exe or something like that on my Task Manager and as far as I am aware- I have no reason to be using anything that requires this service to start!
I couldn't stop it in Task Manager so I stopped it in Services.

I'm unsure if the sudden appearence of these two applications/programs/whathaveyou are related to something malicious in any way!

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13 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I found this: WebKit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sounds okay to me, though I don't use Safari.
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01 Oct 2012   #3

XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorneliusM View Post
Hi all,

I have two instances of something called "webkit" on my Firewall Exceptions list, looking at the Details of this comes up with no information to follow.
After I unchecked it, within a few minutes, a second instance in the firewall exceptions appeared.
I have looked up "webkit" and as I have installed Quicktime (no Safari or Itunes- I need neither), I do not know why this would be on my firewall considering it is an engine for browsers?

I'm quite concerned because the option to Remove from Firewall Exception is greyed out on both instances, nothing shows in my Task Manager to say it is there and doing anything and neither does it appear on Services!
I did notice seconds before this, that there was an instance of MSDCT.exe or something like that on my Task Manager and as far as I am aware- I have no reason to be using anything that requires this service to start!
I couldn't stop it in Task Manager so I stopped it in Services.

I'm unsure if the sudden appearence of these two applications/programs/whathaveyou are related to something malicious in any way!

My friend asked me to check out their computer, said it was acting strange, I checked the usual and found WebKit added to the exception list,, just like you.

I have no desire to use anything from apple, or google, Nor would I ever purchase anything with the MAC name on it.

So what is WebKit doing there?
I did not find out much about it, but enough to know that it has no reason to be there, nor does my friend recall allowing it past the firewall.

As is the world isnt bad enough, we have to protect our own computers too!!!!
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01 Oct 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

What browser does he use?
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01 Oct 2012   #5

XP
 
 

Firefox 14 or 15,

After reading this post, I went back and checked to see if WebKit had returned to the firewall exception list, but no.
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