quick firewall question 3 replies

Please wait...



50 XP

20th July 2004

0 Uploads

719 Posts

0 Threads

#1 15 years ago

I am running Sygate Personal Firewall along with AVG free anti-virus...

Today , starting about 10 minutes ago i have been getting at least 5 notifications from sygate saying that it has blocked "NT Kernal and System". Everytime it gives me a pop up notification and i was wondering if this thing shouldnt be blocked. If it is needed and should NOT be blocked, please tell me how i can manually allow it through my firewall. "Nt Kernal and System's" location is Windows/system32/ntoskrnl.exe so i bet it is an important thing.

Any help, as always, would be appreciated.


Fear the Bear

50 XP

22nd February 2005

0 Uploads

1,622 Posts

0 Threads

#2 15 years ago

yes let it through, but i dont know the exact way to change the settings, as i currently dont have it installed on this comp

Big {Daddy}

Get in!

50 XP

2nd October 2003

0 Uploads

1,708 Posts

0 Threads

#3 15 years ago

Where's it going? If it's loopback or it's probably OK. It don't think it should be making connections to the internet though.


What does the Fox say?

69,060 XP

23rd November 2002

0 Uploads

6,468 Posts

0 Threads

#4 15 years ago

ntoskrnl.exe Is the Core main component in Windows. Generally, I think it is bad for it to connect to the internet. Yet, with the way Windows is designed, it has to.

Sygate's Forum Search Feature is malfunctioning, so I can't find any info. As far as I can tell, it is a bug in Sygate, and it looks like you are going to have to reinstall.