MSIEXEC access the web

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by screamer, Dec 31, 2006.

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  1. screamer

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    Currently I have MSIEXEC (Windows Installer) blocked from internet access. Is there any reason I should allow this file access? Does it need to up-date itself?

    Reason I ask is because I see it trying to access the net quite frequently lately.

    ...screamer
     
  2. Bubba

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    Sometimes that is an indication that an install of some program did not complete :doubt:
     
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    Can you think of any other reason it would ask for access? All my apps seem to be in working order.
     
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    If you change that to Ask for access....then went it asks deny it. Where did it want to go according to your firewall log ?
     
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    I'll need to check that (where it want to go) when I get back on that machine.

    thanks Bubba :)
     
  6. Bubba

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    You are Welcome and good luck :thumb:
     
  7. screamer

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    It was looking to go to:

    http://csc3-2004-crl.verisign.com/

    Which turns out to be a Certificates Revocation List

    Maybe I oughta keep it blocked :eek:

    What would it want to revoke from me??

    ...screamer
     
  8. Ice_Czar

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certificate_revocation_list

    How Software Restriction Policies Work

    I agree there is likely some unfinished business to have it trying to call out, but its likely trying to protect you rather than report or revoke
     
  9. screamer

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    Yeah, it's harmless. I dug a little deeper. It was trying to access .dlls from GuruNet / Answers.com

    Thanks for the heads up :)
     
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