You can try to view in the alert of NIS which port they are calling. Some applications is calling Port 53 - DNS.
More on this port at http://www.grc.com/port_53.htm
Example: Firefox and Port 53 - http://forum.kaspersky.com/lofiversion/index.php/t38696.html
Vista Home Premium
Norton Internet Security
I changed gthe configuration of my firewall to notify me when programs attempt to acces the internet. I was amazed (to say the least) at how many programs requested to "call Home."
Norton is now constantly alerting me about the following programs trying to access the web. I cannot turn off the warnings. i would like to know what these programs are. I have searched the web and some sites say they are trojans while others state that they are part of Microsoft.
The alerts are under the general status of svchost.exe The modules trying to access the web are:
vlc.exe (I know this is a media player I installed. Why is it trying to access the web. I disabled the program from doing so but this now appears.
wksss.exe & wkscal.exeI read that this is a component of Microsoft Works. Why is this trying to access the web?
divxcodec/configexe- I disabled the divx program but still this component is trying to access the web
hpqse.exe My PC is HP and this is in their directory
I reguarly run adaware and spybot scans. If these are not necessary how do I diable them permanently?