Windows Explorer Internet Access

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by markcc, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. markcc

    markcc Registered Member

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    Is there a valid reason to let Windows Explorer access the internet or should the firewall block it?
     
  2. bollity

    bollity Registered Member

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    There is no need to explorer.exe to connect to the internet, but pc tools firewall have a strange behavior that if you blocked it you will loose internet connection. this only happened for me with pc tools firewall
     
  3. 0strodamus

    0strodamus Registered Member

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    Some applications like BatteryBar will use Windows Explorer to connect to the Internet to check for updates.
     
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