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identify all programs that can call home


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#1 ntoolate

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

I have windows xp home. Years ago I had a program that would identify all programs that had "call home" capability. I don't remember if it was Defender or Norton. Just wonder if anyone knows of a program/application that will identify all such programs hosted on the putr and then allow you to enable, disable, block, etc.?

If I have posted this in wrong place, let me know. Didn't know which one it precisely fit. But, I knew XP users would probably know what to do.

Thanks.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

I know of no such program...but many firewalls will allow users to monitor/control the ability of any program installed to connect to the Internet.

For more info on such...you might visit BC AV, Firewall, Privacy Protection .

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

Another possibility: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-check-which-programs-are-phoning-home-your-pc.htm

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:37 AM

How many years ago?

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:48 AM

TCPView from Sysinternals

Is this the program you were looking for ??
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:09 PM

Thanks. To say I've Been away from this forum for a while is a little obvious.   One of the earlier posters suggested that my remembrance may be of an older firewall that I may have had.   I think that is the case.  I think Norton/Symantec had this feature over ten years ago...somewhere in that time.

It may have also been a function found in  Microsoft's Defender.  

 

Speaking of older software features, do any of you remember when Norton/Symantec provided the capability of "tracking" the orgininating address/location of an incoming attacker?  Is that still being offered at the consumer level??

 

But, that is old stuff.  I do appreciate the suggestions that are more current.   Thanks


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

you mentioned symantec/norton

 

Symantec endpoint Protection may have what you want?

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:47 PM

Thanks.






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