Why does Windows Explorer Want to Access Web?

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I should have said every time I do a search after I open Explorer.
Sorry.


Every time I open Windows Explorer, it wants to access the internet.
Why?

Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    How Search Companion Communicates with Sites on the Internet
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/intmgmt/21_xpsch.mspx

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "geezer" <sam@spade.com> wrote in message news:rb20t09ndlt3nomhect36ru4b2cnlo9um5@4ax.com...
    I should have said every time I do a search after I open Explorer.
    Sorry.


    Every time I open Windows Explorer, it wants to access the internet.
    Why?

    Thanks
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 23:07:43 +0530, "Ramesh [MVP]"
    <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote:

    >How Search Companion Communicates with Sites on the Internet
    >http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/intmgmt/21_xpsch.mspx

    But I am using SP1 because I fear installing SP2.

    ???
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 13:14:11 -0500, geezer <sam@spade.com> wrote:

    >But I am using SP1 because I fear installing SP2.

    You are a very very wise person.

    Burnt Fingers
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    On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 20:12:47 GMT, Cutter <garbage-address@virgin.net>
    wrote:
    >
    >You are a very very wise person.
    >
    >Burnt Fingers

    You better believe it. I did have SP2 installed whereupon I lost my
    NAV2003's ability to do live updates, leaving me vulnerable.

    So I finally bit the bullet and started over, stopping at SP1. Right
    now all is just fine and I want it to stay that way.

    Cya
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Thats the Anti-virus programs fault. I would advise you to dump NAV and go for a free anti-virus
    software like AVG Antivirus:

    AVG Antivirus
    www.grisoft.com

    --

    Anando
    Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
    http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
    http://www.mvps.org

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    Protect your PC!
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    "geezer" <sam@spade.com> wrote in message news:91a1t0dpfj1hitfvnjlk3o57lpsf74r08k@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 20:12:47 GMT, Cutter <garbage-address@virgin.net>
    > wrote:
    >>
    >>You are a very very wise person.
    >>
    >>Burnt Fingers
    >
    > You better believe it. I did have SP2 installed whereupon I lost my
    > NAV2003's ability to do live updates, leaving me vulnerable.
    >
    > So I finally bit the bullet and started over, stopping at SP1. Right
    > now all is just fine and I want it to stay that way.
    >
    > Cya
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    That section "How Search Companion Communicates with Sites on the Internet" in that document is not specific to SP2. The Search Assistant connects to sa.windows.com to keep the Search feature up to date, tips, etc on the WindowsXP machine. You can stop it from connecting by reverting to the Classic Search.

    Here is more information, from Doug Knox:
    http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&selm=u4Jc9xqtBHA.1396%40tkmsftngp05

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "geezer" <sam@spade.com> wrote in message news:i6k0t0dlmtibncuu7mq269pephlf05egrp@4ax.com...
    On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 23:07:43 +0530, "Ramesh [MVP]"
    <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote:

    >How Search Companion Communicates with Sites on the Internet
    >http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/intmgmt/21_xpsch.mspx

    But I am using SP1 because I fear installing SP2.

    ???
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    'Ramesh [MVP Wrote:
    > ']How Search Companion Communicates with Sites on the Internet
    > http://tinyurl.com/5hbez
    > _xpsch.mspx
    >
    > --=20
    > Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    > Windows XP Shell/User
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >
    >
    > "geezer" sam@spade.com wrote in message =
    > news:rb20t09ndlt3nomhect36ru4b2cnlo9um5@4ax.com...
    > I should have said every time I do a search after I open Explorer.
    > Sorry.
    >
    >
    > Every time I open Windows Explorer, it wants to access the internet.
    > Why?
    >
    > Thanks

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    spyware does that too; its little servlets are defaulted for
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  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Re SP2 vs. SP1.

    I have read all these dire warnings about SP2, but I found no problem after
    installing SP2.

    Are the problems something to do with some specialised software that others
    are using and I am not?

    Can people tell me where the problems arise ?

    TYIA (Thank you in advance)
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    geezer <sam@spade.com> wrote in news:91a1t0dpfj1hitfvnjlk3o57lpsf74r08k@
    4ax.com:

    > On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 20:12:47 GMT, Cutter <garbage-address@virgin.net>
    > wrote:
    >>
    >>You are a very very wise person.
    >>
    >>Burnt Fingers
    >
    > You better believe it. I did have SP2 installed whereupon I lost my
    > NAV2003's ability to do live updates, leaving me vulnerable.
    >
    > So I finally bit the bullet and started over, stopping at SP1. Right
    > now all is just fine and I want it to stay that way.
    >
    > Cya
    >
    >

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I have and am using Nav2003 pro and have sp2 and my
    liveupdates have been working just fine.
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    "Trevor L." <tandcl@homemail.com.au> wrote in
    news:OhwT40H7EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl:

    > Re SP2 vs. SP1.
    >
    > I have read all these dire warnings about SP2, but I found no problem
    > after installing SP2.
    >
    > Are the problems something to do with some specialised software that
    > others are using and I am not?
    >
    > Can people tell me where the problems arise ?
    >
    > TYIA (Thank you in advance)
    >
    >

    Certain programs do have problems with sp2 and usually they are
    corportate programs etc. The normal home user and there programs things
    work fine. Mircrosoft had a list of programs on their site at the time
    that didn't get along to well at that time..... I am sure things have
    changed since then
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