[LINK] Acrobat phone home?
adam at todd.inoz.com
Fri Feb 6 12:28:29 EST 2004
>Except this: even after it's shut down, it sometimes leaves a process in the
>Windows tasklist. One problem with this is that it impacts other
>applications (for example AbiWord HATES running when Acrobat is running,
>heaven knows why). And that background process is trying to "ring home".
As is Winword, Excel, and Iexplorer.
I kill off the Acrobat process. Not sure what it's doing, but I ain't
running it at that time, so it goes!
>It's contacting 22.214.171.124 on port 80, and if I say "no", it tries again
>in 60 seconds' time. The address is Adobe's. Locally, port 1174 is open and
>listening - even though you would think you'd shut down Acrobat. Every
>minute, it's opening a new outbound TCP link (local port number 1287).
Ohhh nasty. Thanks for that advice. I'll update my outbound firewall rules.
>This is way beyond what is, in my mind, acceptable in "auto update"
>behaviour, because it's going on >after< I've shut the horrible application
>down. Not only that, but in "preferences" I have supposedly selected manual,
>not automatic update.
Time to move to Ghostscript :)
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