Had this problem a while back and it repeats itself every now and then.
A week without any requests to allow SVC host multiple times (lost count how many, probably 15-20).
No updates from MS today, but when connecting to the internet I had these multiple requests again.
The only thing I did different was to launch a program, use it and close it (Quicken the Accounts Program) before I connected to the internet; perhaps this is a clue.
I normally connect straight after boot up has finished.
Another weird thing happened, twice I had the SVC pop-up while the browser and email client was minimised (desktop view) but as soon as I moved the mouse it disappeared. Now that’s a new one on me.
Is there a reason for these SVC pop-ups when nothing has changed on the system, and why are they so random.
I wonder if anyone has got to the bottom of this problem.
Other than that CFP works fine, and I think it is an excellent program, although some I have recommended it to have remarked on the number of allows they have to do when first using it. I did explain the reason, but I do think it deters a few possible users.
I know that Intuit’s software likes to connect to the 'net to check for updates and such. It is possible that if you weren’t connected at the time, it tried to involve svchost somehow to connect, which didn’t show up until you actually did connect. That’s only a guess, based on some experiences where if unable to establish a connection, software tries a multitude of different ways to accomplish its goal. I would tend to think in that case, though, that you’d get a hijacking alert of some sort.
I wish I had an answer for you on the general idiocy of svchost.exe (well, Windows in general, I guess…). It seems to occur on some systems more than others, which makes me think it might be related to which Services the user has running. It’s been relatively stable on one of our office’s computers (if it weren’t I’d have heard about it!), but when I set that system up, I shut down a bucketload of Services.
I hate to ask, but have you tried uninstalling and clean reinstall, using SafeMode? I’ve read some users did that and it resolved the issue.
Using Regedit prior to the uninstall, you can export just the Network Monitor rules, to avoid recreating those, if you have detailed rules. You can find them in HKLM\System\Software\Comodo\Firewall.… Sorry I can’t give you the exact location (I’m using v3 at the moment) but they are easy enough to identify when you get there…
Then after reinstall, but before reboot, double-click that extracted key to re-import it.
After reboot, run the scan for known applications, and make sure to leave the safelist enabled (which it is by default).
PS: Not saying you should do this, nor that it will work if you do, but some users have reported success this way…
Hi Little Mac,
Thanks for the suggestion, but this computer is quite delicate at the moment and I don’t want to upset anything.
Had to do a Windows Repair on it a while ago and it took a bit of doing to get it working again.
Think I’ll put up with the SVC hosts problem for a little longer.
This computer may get replaced soon anyway, so for the little I use it I think I will leave well alone.
Thanks all the same,