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Windows 7: should system process[ ntkrnlpa.exe] be allowed through firewall?

15 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit oem & Arch Linux x86_64
should system process[ ntkrnlpa.exe] be allowed through firewall?

upon checking my norton internet security 2011 logs i noticed that norton was blocking the system process from accessing the net , is this right, doesnt that file need net access, im pretty sure the file isnt corrupt as ive scanned with superantispyware,malwarebytes,hitman pro, and did a full online scan with panda activescan, any info on this appreciated, also i notice that norton blocks malwarebytes and superanti and system from accessing the ccsvchst.exe (nortons process) id really appreciate any answers from one more knowledgeable than myself
win7 32 bit
2 gb ram [dual ch]
nailz uk scotland uk

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15 Nov 2010   #2

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That is a microsoft process and should be safe

that being said

A virus can disguise itself as anything

ntkrnlpa.exe - What is ntkrnlpa.exe?
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 should system process[ ntkrnlpa.exe] be allowed through firewall?

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