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    Charmap (XP Pro)

    Waddya make of this? It's from a Norton Intenet Security Log
    > This one time, the user has chosen to "permit" communications.
    > Outbound TCP connection
    > Remote address,service is (193.45.1.72,http(80))
    > Process name is "C:WINDOWSsystem32charmap.exe"

    > This one time, the user has chosen to "permit" communications.
    > Outbound TCP connection
    > Remote address,service is (207.46.196.108,http(80))
    > Process name is "C:WINDOWSsystem32charmap.exe"

    The second DNS resolves to Activex.microsft something, the first is akamaitechnologies
    So why on earth is the Character Map phoning home?

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    Re: Charmap (XP Pro)

    Never seen anything like it and I use the CharacterMap application a lot. Perhaps it was from inside some other application, which in turn called the program?

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    Re: Charmap (XP Pro)

    I've no good answer for you but the backup utility in XP also does this. I find it very strange that either of these utilities needs to phone home for any reason.
    -Mark

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    Re: Charmap (XP Pro)

    Tim

    Could this be a parallel of the Intellimouse Drivers "phone home" behaviour of which you spoke in a previous PCW article? Perhaps an "individual basis" forerunner of WIndows Update, to check if a new version of CharMap became available?

    I just can't believe that Microsoft would be interested to know who was using CharMap!

    John
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