[funsec] Windows search goes out to the internet?
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
> 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
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> 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...
Los Angeles Computerhelp
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