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    Default Re: Random programs and services trying to gain 'net access.

    I also just found this, from MS.
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    voivod Guest

    Default Re: Random programs and services trying to gain 'net access.

    Don't think the MS article applies, I have no problem obtaining an IP address (as evidenced by my reading and posting here).
    As to the gadgets, if you mean the sidebar stuff, no, that's turned off, I find them useless.

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    Default Re: Random programs and services trying to gain 'net access.

    I am not sure what is going on. All the address's that are showing up in the logs are multicast address's. Go to the program list in ZA, and tell me what you have for settings for the Desktop window manager.
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    voivod Guest

    Default Re: Random programs and services trying to gain 'net access.

    Desk Top Windows Manager is blocked across the board, four X's.

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    Default Re: Random programs and services trying to gain 'net access.

    Set them all to ask. Then see what happens.
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    voivod Guest

    Default Re: Random programs and services trying to gain 'net access.

    I have the majority set to ask;Flash Player HelperDefragteatimerSolitaire (!)Task Manageretc. etc. etc.
    just about every application and process has, over the past whatever time it's been since this started, ask at least once and sometimes dozens of times for net access with the destination one of the IANA addresses.

  7. #27
    voivod Guest

    Default Re: Random programs and services trying to gain 'net access.

    Same thing I've reported time after time. Random processes
    & applications continually try and reach those IANA blocks.

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    updatemike Guest

    Default Re: Random programs and services trying to gain 'net access.

    Bit of an older topic, but very interesting. I've had this behavior for as long as I can remember, in Vista... I dual boot XP Pro and Vista and use the latter only for Media Center. In XP, no issues whatsoever, bit in Vista, alerts from just about every program and why? I think not even Bill Gates knows.
    Perhaps the devs should look into adding some more address to the trusted zone by default, but I think there's already too much in it. Such as the DNS servers. Programs also frequently access those and again, why? Some of those programs have absolutely nothing to do with internet access, so why would they access a DNS server?
    Later this month I am doing some hardware upgrades and plan to do a fresh install of XP. I think I'm gonna kill the dual boot as well. I just have no need for Vista, especially not if it's behaving in the aformentioned mysterious ways.

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