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Why Does Nvidia Control Panel Make Spooler Subsystem App Connect To Internet?

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#1 bloomcounty


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Posted 27 December 2007 - 10:42 PM

When I open the Nvidia Control Panel by double-clicking in Windows Control Panel, something called Spooler Subsystem App tries to connect to the internet (spoolsv.exe is the program) and it is added to the ZA Program Control. I've blocked it every time, but I'm wondering what the deal is...

I've been told it has something to do with a printer over on the ZA board (though I don't have one connected to my laptop yet), but I don't see the connection between Nvidia control panel and a printer...? So I wanted to get a second opinion...

This IP info is from the Entry Detail in ZA (there was no Desination IP listed in the log itself, except for first one below, that had two entries for "New Program" in the log and actually listed that Destination IP as Port 53). DNS (This shows as Google.) DNS (This shows as American Registry for Internet Numbers.) DNS (This shows as Xeex.)

I never allowed access and all attempts were blocked (as far as I know).

So to sum up, I double click Nvidia control panel, spooler subsystem app (spoolsv.exe) tries to connect to the internet, and I block it.

Any idea what's going on here and if I need to be concerned about this?

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