Re: Spooler subsystem app accessing DNS

From: Steven L Umbach (
Date: 05/09/03

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            It may access the ISP dns server to find the website it wants, since
    ip addresses may change over time. The only thing I can suggest to track
    down what is happening is to try a trace as I suggested in original
    st. --- Steve

    "Boogie Woogie Flu" <spam@email.sux> wrote in message
    > > I have noticed some applications try to access websites for
    > drivers,
    > > application updates, registration, etc. Probably nothing malicious. If
    > > are curious, let it proceed sometime to see what happens - maybe to the
    > > point where you can identify the website it wants to access by using
    > > nslookup against the ip address it wants to access. I usually just block
    > > this stuff without getting any annoying notification. --- Steve
    > >
    > This was my original thought. I could see this for Photoshop maybe, but
    > Microsoft Photo Editor? This program is years old and updates are only
    > available through MS Office Service Releases. There is no registration,
    > automatic update or update notification function in this application, I'm
    > pretty sure of that. And if this were the case, would it not access the
    > software maker's website and not my ISP's DNS? Most importantly, it's not
    > the app itself trying to access the internet, it's the Spooler Subsystem
    > App. It seems to happen only when I launch these programs.

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