Recently had to renew 3 licenses and downloaded smart security 4.0.474.0 and install on 3 machines. Within minutes of install we started to see DNS requests to 16 different IPs logged on our corporate firewall. Our corporate firewall only allows outbound DNS requests to servers maintained by our ISP. All other requests generate a warning email to our admins. We tracked these mysterious requests to servers for mailshell.net and later found that mailshell provides spam protection for ESET. Getting about 100 warning emails a day prompted us to try to resolve this with customer support at ESET as we had NEVER seen this behaviour in over 2 1/2 years of using ESET. We have yet to get a real answer from ESET identifing the problem. We asked the question of why is ESET making DNS requests to servers for Mailshell.net instead of using the DNS configuration of the host PC's? We were told not to use Smart Security and instead use Antivirus. That was their answer and their fix. It was also suggested that we post this question here as apparently ESET engineers look at the forum. Begs the question of what does support do? So has anyone seen this behavior as well?