[TriLUG] insane(?) MS rantings..
Fri, 08 Feb 2002 12:00:00 -0500
Apparently XP does something similar with the search function as well.
Like, when you are searching for a file, your system queries Microsoft
for software updates (on by default...what isnt'!).
James Manning wrote:
>>I debated not sending this out simply because it makes me sound like
>>I'm not operating off a full deck but I did NOT upgrade my home machines
>>to Outlook 2002. I'm just wondering if anyone else with home machines
>>with high-speed connections have seen anything like this.
> I haven't seen it, but MS has options for checking for updates and
> dealing with them automatically for you. There's existing code paths
> where MS therefore checks in and can modify the installed software base.
> The situation you described is more difficult for me to explain (unless
> something got carried in, like a new outlook express that came with IE6
> or something).
> Might be worth it to turn on some key logging and see what goes on and
> when - worst case you should be able to find an IP or range that you
> could then block access to and selectively unblock when you choose to
> do certain ops *shrug*
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