I am following with interest this thread,just to make sure everything is setup correctly.
As far as i am aware i don’t have a problem with MS Updates but i can’t find any mention of Svchost .exe anywhere.
Could you be so kind,as to pointing me in the right direction and tell me where it is.
I am running the latest version of Comodo Firewall and my operating system is XP Home SP 2
Thanks and Regards.
Hi rambo. Svchost.exe is a Windows process that is shared among many common services, and Windows Updates happens to be one of them. If you left the default ‘applications certified by Comodo’ option on (Security > Advanced > Miscellaneous …) then you don’t need to worry about it because it should already be allowed to connect out. I have this option on so I have never been prompted to allow/deny this.
That was the problem. I found out I had a blocked Application Monitor rule for svchost.exe. I don´t remember creating that rule… I probably did it accidentally. Anyway, I removed the rule and Windows Updates work just fine now.