winss.exe resource problem RRS feed

  • Question

  • Last Thursday, 01-10-08, OneCare got an automatic update. It immediately produced an error and OC has to be finished.

    It turned out that the reason was a second firewall - sarah from a DSL-router - were running. After closing down the firewall OC didn't produced the error message again, but the CPU were occupied by winss.exe and two svchosts completely (100 %).


    Turning on the sarah firewall stopped the misuse of CPU time but reproduced the "error in winss.exe".


    Before the update last thursday OC run for 10 months without problems.


    I use Win XP, don't know how I could disable all peer settings.

    Any hints what to do?


    Thursday, January 17, 2008 12:10 AM