why is microsoft word trying to access the net

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by suzan_399, Aug 12, 2005.

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  1. suzan_399

    suzan_399 Guest

    whenever i write something and when i choose to save the document zone alarm alerts that msword trying to access the net .

    is msword trying to send my office file information to the internet ?
  2. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    United States
    What version of Word is it?

    MS Word isn't sending your information anywhere, most likely it is grabbing information from the MS online database that word connects to to update it's help information and links.
  3. suzan_399

    suzan_399 Guest

    I am using Microsoft office 2003 professional edition and my os is

    xp pro with sp2
  4. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

    Sep 20, 2003
    Have you looked at the IP is trying to reach. First the previous poster is right, almost all the help functions now are out on the web. Also now many programs now communicate with themselves thru ports and thus may show up on a firewall.

    I wouldn't worry. Inspite of all the hysteria sometimes expressed I seriously doubt Microsoft has any real interest in what is in our documents.

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