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Old Jul 8, 2004, 3:20pm   #21
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Does anyone know what khost.exe does in Windows XP ?

I keep getting a message saying that it is shutting down but dont have any other obvious adverse affects.


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Old Jul 8, 2004, 5:11pm   #22
 
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Does anyone know what khost.exe does in Windows XP ?

I keep getting a message saying that it is shutting down but dont have any other obvious adverse affects.


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A quick google for it suggests its the Kontiki Secure Delivery Plug In for video / software and audio distribution and a suggestion that it is spyware on another site and found this reference to it

http://www.wheresjames.com/index.php...i%20Inc&show=1


Also worth looking at: http://www.computercops.biz/postp52185.html and

http://amazingtechs.com/index.php?showtopic=13643

which mentions an easy way to remove it in the second post from Bistro

Hope this helps

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Old Jul 8, 2004, 5:29pm   #23
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Stew,

I appreciate your reply, I also did a Google search as well but you have got a bit more than I have so thanks for your help.


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Old Jul 14, 2004, 11:05pm   #24
 
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I'm stealthed with Sygate http://soho.sygate.com/free/default.php
and I run AntiVir http://www.free-av.com/
Nothing's got in yet


try these http://www.grc.com/default.htm
and
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/d...d=ie&venid=sym
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Old Jul 15, 2004, 8:17am   #25
 
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Have you tried Zone Alarm?
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Old Jul 15, 2004, 10:36am   #26
 
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Which programmes have you tried?
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Old Jul 15, 2004, 10:42am   #27
 
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Nortons, AVG, McAfee, Zone Alarm and (I think) Symatec - can't quite remember

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Old Jul 15, 2004, 11:01am   #28
 
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I had a few problems a long time ago with ZoneAlarm so I'm a bit biased. I did try it again but I like Sygate now. The latest ZoneAlarm version had some antivirus added which causes conflicts for some users. A majority of people still use ZA, but the previous version.
AVG is still popular as a free AV programme. I had the pro version which let some viruses in on this site, (or, maybe I should say, I let them in)
As I said, I use AntiVir now and I'm happy so far. Regular updates, sometimes twice a day. I don't see a problem with Sygate either, once it's configured.
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Old Jul 15, 2004, 6:57pm   #29
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thanks for the help guys.
i have tried zone alarm with win98 and it was great but i have since changed to xp and picked up a trojan shortly after installing it ! i now have - avg,win patrol, sygate firewall and spybot.

oatman, i have tried security symantec and most ports are stealth two or three are blue but port21 and 80 are showing red and are opened. also trojan horse check reports - port 1025 unused windows service block opened ??? any ideas? can i configure sygate firewall?

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rossored started this thread If you look at the first post on this thread, under "Firewalls" you'll see I had identical results to you, but I think the testing on the symantec site is badly flawed - in other words, I think it generates results to encourage you to use their software. Oatman will disagree with me here though... wont you, J?

Personally, I use ZoneAlarm, AntiVir, AdAware, Spybot S&D and WinPatrol.

The Firewall is bulletproof, trust me. AntiVir is the best free AV software around imo, and AdAware & Spybot kick any spyware into touch. WinPatrol is there as a handy "is this supposed to be doing this?" kind-of reminder.

EDIT : Oh, by the way : I also run the standard Windows XP firewall behind ZoneAlarm : it doesnt cause any conflicts, and its also totally bulletproof for inbound connections, but useless for managing outbound traffic - hence ZoneAlarm.
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