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DF trying to access the internet.

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goldphysh
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I've noticed that Zonealarm is reporting that DF (pro) is trying to access the internet each time my PC starts up.

I have it configured in the settings to "not" check for updates automatically, so I'm wondering why it should be making requests to go on the net.

DF Pro Ver 3.1.7
Windows 7 64 bit
Zonealarm 9.1.007.002
Feb 1, 2010  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Are you using the random wallpaper changer with Flickr or Vladstudio?
Feb 1, 2010  • #2
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goldphysh
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Nope - simple static wallpapers located in the C: drive.
Feb 1, 2010  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Very strange. Can you tell what address DisplayFusion is trying to access? The only other thing that it could be is Windows checking the digital signing certificate. If DisplayFusion is trying to access any www.binaryfortress.com addresses there is probably a bug somewhere and I'd love to know the exact address. If it's trying to access a Microsoft server, it's just the certificate validation (because DisplayFusion is digitally signed to prevent tampering).
Feb 1, 2010  • #4
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goldphysh
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I think I got it sussed. It is trying to access crl.usertrust.com

I googled this and found

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=226004

As soon as I allowed it access through zonealarm, it never appeared again.

On a totally unrelated matter, I found in my search that my machine is regularly making contact with the windows update site, despite the fact that I've got automatic updates well and truly turned off!
Feb 1, 2010  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Excellent, I'm glad to hear that it is just the certificate validation. :) I hate programs that access the internet when they're not supposed to, so I made sure that DisplayFusion will never randomly contact my servers unless you authorize it.
Feb 1, 2010  • #6
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siliconman01
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On a totally unrelated matter, I found in my search that my machine is regularly making contact with the windows update site, despite the fact that I've got automatic updates well and truly turned off!


This is probably other MS programs such as Windows Media Player, MS Office or Internet Explorer checking for updates. Go through your settings on your other MS programs and make sure that any auto updates are turned off.
ASUS home built Pc on Windows 10 x64 Pro with 3 Dell U2719D monitors. Dell XPS 8940SE on Windows 11x64 Pro with 2 Dell U2719D monitors.
Feb 2, 2010  • #7
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@siliconman01: Excellent tip. :)
Feb 4, 2010  • #8
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