No Wifi: Comodo blocking svchost.exe

Comodo Firewall is preventing me from getting any wireless connectivity.

The log says that the application monitor is reporting that svchoste.exe is being denied access. This is despite my having placed a rule in the application monitor allowing “all activities,” “invisible connections,” and skipping advanced security checks.

The firewall insists upon blocking svchost.exe. Attempts to make rules in the network monitor to allow the ips affected have failed too. The only way I’m able to connect to my wireless network is to turn off the firewall.

Is there anyway to prevent this thing from blocking svchost.exe???

Comodo Firewall Logs

Date Created: 12:53:06 05-01-2007

Log Scope: Today

Date/Time :2007-01-05 12:46:35
Severity :Medium
Reporter :Application Monitor
Description: Application Access Denied (svchost.exe:192.168.0.3:1735)
Application: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
Parent: C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Protocol: UDP In
Destination: 192.168.0.3:1735

Date/Time :2007-01-05 12:46:35
Severity :Medium
Reporter :Application Monitor
Description: Application Access Denied (svchost.exe:192.168.0.3:ntp(123))
Application: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
Parent: C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Protocol: UDP In
Destination: 192.168.0.3:ntp(123)

Date/Time :2007-01-05 12:46:34
Severity :Medium
Reporter :Application Monitor
Description: Application Access Denied (svchost.exe:239.255.255.250:upnp-mcast(1900))
Application: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
Parent: C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Protocol: UDP Out
Destination: 239.255.255.250:upnp-mcast(1900)

Date/Time :2007-01-05 12:46:28
Severity :Medium
Reporter :Application Monitor
Description: Application Access Denied (svchost.exe:239.255.255.250:upnp-mcast(1900))
Application: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
Parent: C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Protocol: UDP Out
Destination: 239.255.255.250:upnp-mcast(1900)

Date/Time :2007-01-05 12:46:18
Severity :Medium
Reporter :Application Monitor
Description: Application Access Denied (svchost.exe:255.255.255.255:bootp(67))
Application: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
Parent: C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Protocol: UDP Out
Destination: 255.255.255.255:bootp(67)

Date/Time :2007-01-05 12:46:05
Severity :Medium
Reporter :Application Monitor
Description: Application Access Denied (svchost.exe:255.255.255.255:bootp(67))
Application: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
Parent: C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Protocol: UDP Out
Destination: 255.255.255.255:bootp(67)

Date/Time :2007-01-05 12:46:00
Severity :Medium
Reporter :Application Monitor
Description: Application Access Denied (svchost.exe:255.255.255.255:bootp(67))
Application: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
Parent: C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Protocol: UDP Out
Destination: 255.255.255.255:bootp(67)

Date/Time :2007-01-05 12:45:53
Severity :Medium
Reporter :Application Monitor
Description: Application Access Denied (svchost.exe:255.255.255.255:bootp(67))
Application: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
Parent: C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Protocol: UDP Out
Destination: 255.255.255.255:bootp(67)

End of The Report

Hi cbm_redux, welcome to the forums.

I’m not sure why CFP is reporting these as being blocked in the Application Monitor, since both services.exe & svchost.exe have no direct user interaction and, as such, should be listed in the Component Monitor.

Do you have any blocks in the Component Monitor?

Have you blocked either services.exe or svchost.exe?

It looks like you need to set up your wireless network using the network wizard.

Go to Security/Tasks, and first Add a new zone for your wireless network; you’ll define your network here.

Then in Security/Tasks/Define a New Trusted Network (lower left) set that zone/network up to be “trusted.”

Reboot your computer.

Run the Applications Wizard - Security/Tasks/Scan for Known Applications (lower right). Follow the prompts. Reboot computer when finished.

If svchost.exe is still being blocked, it’s because you have blocked it at some point in time; you may have gotten a popup with a message other than the standard “it’s trying to connect to the internet” and inadvertantly blocked it. At that point I’d clear out the Application Monitor and Restore to defaults under Security/Advanced.

Hope that helps.

LM