Do Automatic Updates still use svchost? Please use a separate proc

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by BillD, May 28, 2006.

  1. BillD

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    In Windows XP SP2 automatic updates are delivered using svchost.exe, but this
    is not good, because if you give the outgoing permission to this svchost.exe
    in your firewall, then every process hosted by this svchost.exe is able to
    communicate with Internet and so maliciuous programs can advantage of this
    lack. Many users disable the automatic updates due this unsafe behavior.
    I hope in Windows XP SP3 the automatic updates and the windows updates are
    delivered using a separate and dedicated process (example:
    automaticupdate.exe) so an user is much more trustful to authorize only this
    in own firewall.
    BillD, May 28, 2006
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  2. To some extent, it'll need to use the svchost.exe as it's the Generic Host
    Process for all Win32 stuff. But I do see your point though.

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    Zack Whittaker, May 28, 2006
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