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Should svchost.exe be allowed to change files in protected folders? Dataguard

KINYW W/ Alumni Posts: 1 Security Scout

Hello, we are getting quite a lot of dataguard blocking svchost.exe to change files in protected folders. Is it best practice to allow svchost.exe to change the files in protected folders?


  • AndyF-PM
    AndyF-PM W/ Alumni Posts: 12 Junior Protector

    While there are many valid uses of svchost.exe on a Windows computer, it can also be used to host malware in some cases.


    Because of this, it is not advisable to blindly allow that process to change files.

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