qu about programs connecting to internet / privacy

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by burns, Dec 4, 2004.

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  1. burns

    burns Guest

    sometimes i engage the internet lock on zonealarm.
    when i do there are a number of programs trying to contact the internet even though i have not pressed on a link or doing anything.

    example = firefox/spool subsystem app/generic host process for win 32 services and messenger - which has been 3 times.
    I am a little surprised by messenger since i have given it no access rights to the internet nor server rights ( no program has server rights enabled).

    why do these programs need to contact the web and who are they contacting?


    on a side note i found - _MSRSTRT.EXE
    on my computer. I cleaned it using ewido.
    tried using net to find out what exactly it is but couldnt find much. anyone have clearer idea ?
  2. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

    Oct 14, 2003
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