SVC host pop-ups

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.


Thanks, that could be it; Intuit trying to connect; although I believe they are no longer in business; I suppose someone else could have taken over the company though.

Come to think of it I believe that happened once before when using Quicken before connecting.

Never got any warnings as such, except the SVChost pop-ups, which to be honest, if I actually read them all, I would probably still be reading them since yesterday. LOL.


Intuit are still trading but not in the UK, so that could indeed be the problem.

Very interesting. :THNK

They mainly sell the products in the USA and appear to be based there.

Unfortunately they don’t produce a specific product for the UK market any more, but do for some other countries in the world.

Fortunately my Quicken version2000 still works OK, and my son also has it working on Vista now, so no need for me to update. :slight_smile:

I wonder if this may be the reason others have the SVC Host problems, when they load programs that request update information from the internet before actually connecting the machine to the internet?


Thought I have sussed it but another load of SVC host pop-ups this morning, as soon as I tried to connect.

MS updates to Defender logo popped up a couple of minutes later; wonder if this has anything to do with it?

Oh well, perhaps CFP v3 will not have this problem, sincerely hope so.
Never had any other firewall cause this.


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. :wink:
Thanks all the same,

I understand completely, Mike. We don’t wake a sleeping baby, either! :wink:

Be sure to let us know if anything changes. Especially if you resolve the issue!!!


Certainly will inform you all, but every time I think I have it sussed, I’m mistaken; seems to be random, but there may well be an explanation.