What is "host process for setting synchronization", and why is my firewall blocking it?

I have the Microsoft Surface RT.  At random I got an alert saying that my firewall has blocked the app "Host Process for Setting Synchronization".

It then askes me which of the two options I would like to choose:

Allow Host Process for Setting Synchronization to communicate on these networks:
1) Private networks

2) Public networks

or both.

What is this app, and what should I do? 


PLUS:  How can I take a screen sheen shot on my Surface RT??

Thank you very much.

That's understandable and easy enough to do.  Just open your PC Settings and go to the "Sync your Settings" section.  There are on/off switches for all the different things you can choose to sync.  Just turn off the ones you don't want.  Or you can just turn them all off at once at the top.

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Last updated August 4, 2020 Views 177,294 Applies to: