Why is watadminsvc.exe trying to connect to Symantec?

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Why is watadminsvc.exe (Windows Validation) trying to connect to Symantec?

    I noticed this morning that my firewall was blocking an outbound connection. When I checked for details I saw that watadminsvc.exe was being blocked from trying to connect to Symantec. After looking up some info it appears watadminsvc.exe is a Windows validation/activation program so perhaps it was validating my Windows license. But why is this trying to connect to Symantec?
     
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    You are right watadminsvc.exe is the validation process of windows (Windows Activation Technology) related to KB971033, the task run automatically each 3 months.

    I think this task run automatically and symantec firewall check the validity of the process, but i wonder why a Microsoft process is not whitelisted (maybe for prevent similar files being malwareo_O).

    Rules.
     
  3. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I don't have Symantec installed on my computer. I have Nod32 av, OA firewall and MBAM Pro real time.
     
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