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I keep getting these messages


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It says the manufacturer is Microsoft. Should it be blocked or is it safe to allow or create rules using preset. It's the same computer I've had all along, but i have been getting these pop ups a few times a day for the last few weeks. Does anyone know what they are?

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A description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP Professional Edition

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314056

The IP is local to your network and is not from the Internet. The port though is not listed as one of the well known ports so difficult to say what is actually trying to launch as part of that process tree.

Private network

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network

List of TCP and UDP port numbers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_TCP_a...DP_port_numbers

You could use a tool like this to find out though.

Process Explorer v14.01

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653

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