[funsec] Windows search goes out to the internet?

Dan Renner dan at losangelescomputerhelp.com
Wed Jan 25 12:58:41 CST 2006


On Wed, 2006-01-25 at 12:00 -0600, funsec-request at linuxbox.org wrote:
> Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 10:27:05 -0500
> From: Blanchard_Michael at emc.com
> Subject: [funsec] Windows search goes out to the internet?
> To: <funsec at linuxbox.org>
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> 
> I don't want Windows to go out to Microsoft everytime I attempt to
> perform a search.... Why does it do this???
> 
>  Start your sniffer or monitor your firewall log. 
> On XP, Just start, search for files and folders. 
> Why does your computer go to
> http://sa.windows.com//sasearch/balloon.xsl before you even search for
> anything? 
> 
> GET /sasearch/balloon.xsl HTTP/1.1 
> If-Modified-Since: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 11:00:00 GMT 
> User-Agent: SCAgent 
> Host: sa.windows.com 
> 
> 
> Michael P. Blanchard 
> Antivirus / Security Engineer, CISSP, GCIH, MCSE, MCP+I 
> Office of Information Security & Risk Management 
> EMC  Corporation 
> 4400 Computer Dr. 
> Westboro, MA 01580 
> Office: (508)898-7102      
> Cell:     (508)958-2780 
> Pager:  (877)552-3945 
> email:  Blanchard_Michael at EMC.COM 

Why?  Because they can and because you agreed that Microsoft has full
admin privs on your box - see your EULA...
-- 


Sincerely,

Dan Renner
President
Los Angeles Computerhelp
Phone:   818-352-8700
Website: http://losangelescomputerhelp.com
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