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Windows 7: ntoskrnl.exe and svchost.exe question

17 Dec 2009   #1
upf

windows 7
 
 
ntoskrnl.exe and svchost.exe question

Hi! This two exes are trying access to internet. Do I permit this connection? I know that both of them are windows system process but I don't know if ntoskrnl.exe realy need internet access because it's boot process.

Both of them are in windows/system32 direcory


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17 Dec 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes, those files a safe to allow internet connection...
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17 Dec 2009   #3
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

most likely yes they are safe
just in case check if the files are signed digitally....
follow this on ntoskrnl
right click and click properties then look at what my pic....
if it matches then yeah it a good file
-digital.png


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17 Dec 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

That is good advice for any program/file that you are not sure of...
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17 Dec 2009   #5
upf

windows 7
 
 

Thank you. In case of ntoskrnl it's the same as yours, only date is different - 22 April but svchost.exe don't have that option.
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18 Dec 2009   #6
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by upf View Post
Thank you. In case of ntoskrnl it's the same as yours, only date is different - 22 April but svchost.exe don't have that option.
it might be that you are either running either x64 (since i am running x86) or a different build (such as the rc)

to the question svchost.exe shouldn't have a digital sig and while i think it should
you can run the system file checker if you are unsure....
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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18 Dec 2009   #7
upf

windows 7
 
 

Thank you !
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